Broadcast Track: Behind bulletproofing (Sponsored by National Association of Broadcasters)

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Nicole Vap of KUSA/9News Denver; Lynn Walsh of Trusting News project; Rick Yarborough of NBC4 Washington
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 9:00am
  • Location: Crystal C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Making a story bulletproof is about more than fact-checking. It’s about building trust with your viewer. From how you handle confidential sources to silhouetted interviews, how are you explaining your process along the way? From on-air to online and all the social platforms in between, learn how you can build trust and keep it!

Speaker Bios

  • Nicole Vap is the Director of Investigative Journalism at KUSA in Denver and with TEGNA. Nicole leads a team of award winning reporters and producers who investigate government corruption, questionable business practices, crime, and scams both in Denver and across the country. Nicole and her 9Wants to Know team have been recognized with an IRE Award in 2019, a Columbia duPont Silver Baton in 2011, and National Edward R. Murrow award and a Sigma Delta Chi in 2018.

  • Lynn Walsh is an Emmy award-winning freelance journalist who has worked in investigative, data and TV journalism at the national level as well as locally in California, Ohio, Texas and Florida. She produces content focused on government accountability, public access to information and freedom of expression issues. She’s also helping to rebuild trust between newsrooms and the public through the Trusting News project. @LWalsh

  • Rick Yarborough is Senior Investigative Producer at NBC4 in Washington, D.C. He’s been honored with national awards, including a Peabody,  duPont-Columbia University, Gerald Loeb, Scripps Howard Foundation, National Headliners & Fourth Estate Award, along with Emmys and Murrows.  Rick's two year investigation into teacher misconduct recently led to three new laws in Virginia and was honored with the Anna Quindlen Award by the Child Welfare League of America. @ricknbc

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