Tapping your community to enhance your investigation

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Adriana Gallardo of ProPublica; Jeanne Pinder of ClearHealthCosts; Jesse Hardman of Internews; Josh Hinkle of KXAN/NBC Austin
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 10:15am
  • Location: Oceans 4
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Join this session to hear how you can generate interest to launch an investigation that leads to accountability and results for your community - plus how this method can help share, market and showcase the project for its biggest impact. The panelists will also talk about the drawbacks, challenges and warnings to look for before your story goes live.

Speaker Bios

  • Adriana Gallardo is an engagement reporter. She works to cultivate communities to inform investigative series. Last year, she reported for the Lost Mothers series which illuminated a national disgrace: the U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. The series won the Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting, received the George Polk Award in medical reporting and was a Pulitzer prize finalist for explanatory reporting. 

  • Jesse Hardman is the founder of the Listening Post Collective, a national engaged journalism project run by the INGO Internews. Hardman reports for NPR and various print outlets, and is a mentor/editor for the L.A. based youth led community newspaper Boyle Heights Beat. @jesseahardman

  • Josh Hinkle is KXAN’s Director of Investigations & Innovation, leading the station’s duPont and IRE Award-winning investigative team on multiple platforms. He also leads KXAN’s political coverage as the executive producer and host of “State of Texas,” a weekly program focused on the Texas Legislature and elections, seen in 14 markets statewide. @hinklej

  • Jeanne Pinder (@chcosts) is founder-CEO of ClearHealthCosts, bringing transparency to health care by telling people what things cost. Pinder was an editor and reporter at The New York Times for nearly 25 years. She volunteered for a 2009 buyout, and a year later won a shark-tank-type pitch contest to found ClearHealthCosts. Previous employers: The Des Moines Register, The Associated Press and The Grinnell Herald-Register, her family’s twice-weekly independent in Iowa.

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