Management Track: Keeping it all together: Leading an investigation that crosses newsroom aisles

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Lawan Hamilton of Scripps Washington Bureau; Matthew Purdy of The New York Times; Shawn McIntosh of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 16 at 3:00pm
  • Location: Oceans 4
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Herding cats might be easier some days than keeping a news investigation on track. Learn best practices for putting together the best team, keeping everyone focused and moving efficiently across the finish line. Special challenges include secure communication and file sharing, remote workers, newsroom politics and personalities, and interactive multimedia components for the investigation.

Speaker Bios

  • Lawan Hamilton is the Executive Producer for National Investigations for the Scripps Washington Bureau.  The Bureau’s Peabody Award winning team produces documentary style national investigations for Scripps’ Newsy cable channel and local TV stations.   Her Scripps career spans 15 years.  In 2013 she joined KNXV as C.A.R. producer, was executive producer for investigations at KSHB, and Data Projects Manager at Scripps corporate.  She is a former IRE board member.

  • Shawn McIntosh is editorial director at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, overseeing news content, including investigative reporting and data journalism. A career-long member of IRE, she credits the training and camaraderie offered here for any success she has had. She has previously been top editor in Jackson, Miss., and worked in investigative roles at The Dallas Morning News and USA TODAY. @shawnmcintosh and @AJCInvestigate

  • Matthew Purdy was named Deputy Managing Editor of The New York Times in September 2016. Previously he was deputy executive editor, beginning in 2014, and the assistant managing editor beginning in July 2013.  Since 2003, Mr. Purdy had been the investigations editor for The New York Times. He joined The Times in December 1993 and has worked as a reporter, a columnist and an editor. Before joining The Times, Mr. Purdy worked at The Philadelphia Inquirer for 12 years. 

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