This just in ... you can plan for breaking news

  • Event: 2019 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Rick Hirsch of Miami Herald; Chris Keller of Los Angeles Times; Nicole Vap of KUSA/9News Denver
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 8 at 2:15pm
  • Location: Salon 1&2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

News breaks and journalists & editors scramble to react. Afterward shoulders are shrugged and we say "Forget it, Jake. It's breaking news." That's not how it needs to work. What if instead we could approach breaking news situations with a sense of calm and confidence? What if we considered the who, what, where, why and how of things that could happen, and simply left the when to chance?

Let's have a discussion and develop a plan for covering the news that could/will happen in our market.

Speaker Bios

  • Rick Hirsch is managing editor of The Miami Herald, where he has worked as a reporter and editor for 39 years. He is responsible for day-to-day oversight of The Herald’s news content on digital platforms and print. He also supervises newsroom recruiting and training. He's led coverage of numerous disasters, from including a key role in coverage of Hurricane Andrew and its aftermath, which won a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. @rickhirsch

  • Chris Keller is the Director of Graphics and Data Visualization for the Los Angeles Times. He joined The Times in 2017 and has held a variety of roles in various newsroom departments in his career. Prior to working at the Times, Keller was at KPPC, where his work on officer-involved shootings and California wildfires was recognized with multiple awards.  @ChrisLKellerLAT

  • Nicole works as the Director of Investigative Journalism for KUSA, 9NEWS in Denver, CO and with TEGNA. Her team won a national Edward R. Murrow award along with a Sigma Delta Chi award in 2018 for their Show Us Your Bills series that exposed inappropriate medical bills sent to people in their community. Nicole has also won a Columbia duPont baton and numerous other awards. She is an IRE Board member and serves on the board's executive committee.

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