Meet you at the bar: Sourcing while female

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Bethany Barnes of Tampa Bay Times; Alanna Autler of KTVT-Dallas; Maud Beelman of The Howard Center for Investigative Reporting; Perla Trevizo of Houston Chronicle
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 16 at 4:15pm
  • Location: Crystal E
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Tales of male journalists’ heroics dominate Hollywood. Now hear the untold stories of how female journalists hold power to account. Behind the scenes with experienced female journalists about how they get scoops, convince people to spill their guts and navigate instances where sources cross the line. Men in the newsroom especially welcome — learn how your colleagues get on page one.

Speaker Bios

  • Alanna Autler is an award-winning reporter at KTVT in Dallas-Fort Worth, where she currently specializes in consumer investigations. She looks into scams, as well as predatory and unscrupulous business practices. @alanna_autler

  • Bethany Barnes is a reporter on the investigations team at the Tampa Bay Times. She moved to Florida from Portland, Oregon, where she wrote about education for The Oregonian. Before that she wrote about prisons, courts and corruption in Las Vegas. She was named the nation’s best education beat reporter in 2018 by the Education Writers Association.

  • Maud Beelman is the executive editor of the Howard Center for Investigative Journalism at ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. She was U.S. Investigations Editor for The Associated Press and founding director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Her work has been honored with numerous awards, including the George Polk, IRE, SPJ, ONA and APME. She is an Alicia Patterson Foundation fellow and serves on its board of directors. @maudbeelman

  • Perla Trevizo covers the environment for the Houston Chronicle. She previously covered border and immigration for more than a decade, more recently as a member of the Arizona Daily's Star investigative team. Perla has covered a range of topics, from county politics to higher education in Texas and Tennessee, and reported from nearly a dozen countries. @Perla_Trevizo

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