How to report and produce break-out work: Exploring Livingston Award winning investigations with the Knight Foundation

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Chris Davis of USA TODAY Network; Christina Goldbaum of independent journalist; Michael Schmidt of The New York Times
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Oceans 4
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

**Moderated by Chris Davis, USA TODAY Network

Meet the 2018 winners of The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists. From landing their first journalism jobs to breaking investigation award-winning pieces, they will examine ways to get noticed, dig deeper and tell powerful stories.

Speaker Bios

  • Chris Davis is Vice-President for Investigative Journalism at Gannett and a Livingston Awards judge. Davis oversees USA Today's major investigative efforts at Gannett's newspapers across the country, providing guidance to national, regional and local watchdog projects. Previously, he was the deputy editor for investigation and data at the Tampa Bay Times. As an I-team editor, he led investigations that earned three Pulitzer Prizes and two Livingston Awards. @GannettDavis

  • Christina Goldbaum is an independent journalist based in East Africa.  She covers U.S. foreign policy, terrorism, human rights, humanitarian crises, and the occasional coup for outlets including The Daily Beast, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, The Economist, USA Today, VICE, PBS Newshour, and others. Her months-long investigation into U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia won the Livingston Award for International Reporting. @cegoldbaum

  • Michael S. Schmidt is a Washington correspondent for The New York Times. For the past year, his coverage has focused on Robert S. Mueller III's investigation into links between Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign and Russia and whether the president obstructed justice. @nytmike

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