Under pressure: Coping with stress, and knowing you’re not alone

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Ken Armstrong of ProPublica; Mike Hixenbaugh; Lulu Ramadan of The Palm Beach Post
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 16 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Crystal AB
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

A young reporter who has covered three mass shootings in two years; a reporter with three young kids juggling investigative projects (and a hurricane); a veteran reporter dealing with the usual angst (the threat of being sued, subpoenaed, set up). At any stage of a reporter’s career, the pressures of the job can be daunting. A good start is talking about it. In this session, we’ll share experiences and ideas — ours and others' — for managing stress. 

Speaker Bios

  • Ken Armstrong is a senior reporter at ProPublica. Previous stops: The Marshall Project, Seattle Times & Chicago Tribune, where his work helped prompt the governor to halt executions and empty death row. He’s won Pulitzers for investigative reporting and explanatory reporting, and shared in two staff Pulitzers for breaking news. He’s won six IRE Awards, a Peabody for radio, an Edgar for books, and a lifetime achievement award from Columbia. Twitter: @bykenarmstrong

  • Lulu Ramadan is a reporter at The Palm Beach Post who covers government and politics in southern Palm Beach County. She was one of the lead reporters on The Post's "Locked Out" investigation into Florida's system for restoring voting rights to felons. Her coverage of the Boca Raton mayor's business ties to a major developer was cited in the state attorney's investigation that led to the mayor's criminal charges in 2018.

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