When the world comes to town: Managing large-scale breaking news stories

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Rachel Crosby of Las Vegas Review-Journal; Silvia Foster-Frau of San Antonio Express-News; Naseem Miller of Orlando Sentinel; Nicole Vap of KUSA/9News Denver
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Oceans 5-7
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

It's all hands on deck in your newsroom. Your community is still processing what has happened. You're competing with national and international media to tell a story about tragedy in your local community. How do you manage your emotions and your coverage?

Speaker Bios

  • Rachel is a metro reporter with the Las Vegas Review-Journal who focuses on criminal justice. Her work helped document the scope of the Route 91 Harvest festival shooting. @rachelacrosby

  • Silvia Foster-Frau covers immigration for the San Antonio Express-News. She won Texas AP Star Reporter of the Year in the biggest newspaper category for her work last year covering immigration and the Sutherland Springs community's recovery from the 5th deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. She has lived in Spain and in Mexico, was a Hearst Journalism Fellow from 2015-2017, and graduated from Grinnell College with a bachelor's in English in 2015. @SilviaElenaFF

  • Naseem Miller is a reporter at the Orlando Sentinel and covers health care, medicine and science. She covered the hospitals and medical staff after the Pulse nightclub shooting tragedy on June 12, 2016. She produces her stories on various platforms, but remains partial to the written word. She's the co-founder of Journalists Covering Trauma Facebook group. @naseemmiller

  • 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.

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