Using data and documents in your reporting

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Mark Rochester of Detroit Free Press; Corey Johnson of Tampa Bay Times; Kathy Kiely of University of Missouri
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jun. 17 at 11:30am
  • Location: Oceans 3
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

How to get in the document mindset and look for data and documents on all beats. We give specific examples of documents and data that are available and useful for investigative reporting.

Speaker Bios

  • Corey Johnson is an investigative reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. His work has uncovered police corruption, coerced prison sterilizations, state regulatory failures, excessive governmental secrecy and university scandals. His efforts have won IRE's top prize, the Gold Medal, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and garnered many other state and national honors. @CoreyGJohnson

  • After spending several decades (who's counting?) covering and editing coverage of Congress, the White House and national politics for various publications, Kathy Kiely drained the swamp of herself to work and teach in the heartland.  @kathykiely

  • Rochester, Senior News Director_Investigations at The Detroit Free Press, has overseen investigations resulting in federal and state legislation, congressional hearings and regulatory reviews. His career includes senior management positions at the Indianapolis Star, Newsday, the Denver Post, Associated Press and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He served on the national board of directors of Investigative Reporters & Editors. @mjrochester

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