Meet the authors - #2

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Meredith Broussard of New York University; Mary Shanklin of Fifth Estate Media; Blake Ellis of CNN; Melanie Hicken of CNN; T. Christian Miller of ProPublica
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 16 at 4:15pm
  • Location: Mako
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Join Meredith Broussard, Blake Ellis, Melanie Hicken, T. Christian Miller and Mary Shanklin for an informal author meet and greet.

Bring your books to get signed or purchase copies at the door. 

Speaker Bios

  • Meredith Broussard is an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and the author of Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World. Her research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. Follow her on Twitter @merbroussard or contact her via meredithbroussard.com.

  • Blake Ellis is an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN. Her work has exposed everything from widespread sexual abuse in nursing homes to one of the longest-running scams in history. It has also inspired legislative action and government investigation. 

  • Melanie Hicken is an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN. Her work, along with reporting partner Blake Ellis, has exposed everything from widespread sexual abuse in nursing homes to a little red pill targeting the elderly. She is also the co-author of A Deal with the Devil, about one of the longest-running scams in history. Follow her at @melhicken.

  • IRE Board Member. ProPublica reporter. Lover of data. Let's grab a coffee and chat. @txtianmiller

  • Veteran journalist turned publisher with Fifth Estate Media. Reported variety of beats at Orlando Sentinel, Florida Times-Union and USA Today. Work has appeared in Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Chicago Tribune. Journalistic honors include: Gerald R. Loeb, IRE, SPJ, EWA and 2017 Pulitzer finalist team report. Completed masters in publishing from George Washington University in 2014. Specializes in nonfiction hardcover, softcover, ebooks and audio books.

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