Work Better Track: Team writing without murdering each other

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times; Adam Goldman of The New York Times; Emily Le Coz of GateHouse Media; Lucille Sherman of The News & Observer
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 11:30am
  • Location: Texas F
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Journalism is more collaborative today than ever before. Whether on a daily story or a major project, writing with colleagues can bring out the best in everyone. It can also be contentious and infuriating. Get practical tips on dealing with frustrations and big egos, and getting the most from your collaborations.

Speaker Bios

  • Matt Apuzzo is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times. He is an international investigative reporter, based in Brussels. He previously spent more than a decade in Washington covering law enforcement and security matters. 

  • Adam Goldman is a reporter with The New York Times, where he covers the FBI and national security. He previously worked at The Washington Post and The Associated Press. He got his start in journalism at newspapers in Charlottesville, Va., and Birmingham, Ala. He's a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He coauthored a book with Matt Apuzzo called: "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America." He lives in Washington D.C.

  • Emily Le Coz is the managing editor of GateHouse Media's National Data and Investigations Team, based in Sarasota, Florida. Previously, she served as deputy investigations editor for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, where she collaborated on the nationally award winning "Bias on the Bench" investigation. Before that, she was an investigative reporter at the Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, where she also helped cover the legislature and was a stringer for Reuters.

  • Lucille Sherman is GateHouse Media’s national data reporter. She works on national, data-driven projects for the company and assists newspapers with their own data projects. She is an Oklahoma native and University of Missouri graduate. 

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