Business Track: Investigating tech companies in Silicon Valley and beyond

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Matt Drange of The Information; Will Evans of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting; Ellen Huet of Bloomberg News; Karen Weise of The New York Times
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 11:30am
  • Location: Texas C
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

There’s a small army of reporters covering the biggest companies and faces in the tech industry, a vast source of wealth and power that exerts significant influence in our daily lives. And yet, relatively few stories from this world become topics of discussion at IRE conferences. Come hear from beat and project reporters alike who have found drastically different ways of doing impactful stories on the tech industry -- and avoid some of the common pitfalls of the ‘echo chamber’ of tech journalism in the process. We aim to send you back to your newsroom with story ideas, resources and reporting tips you can rely on for the long haul.

Speaker Bios

  • Matt Drange is a reporter at The Information, where he covers money and power in Silicon Valley. Matt joined IRE in 2010. Since then he has served on the Member Services committee and introduced a change to the bylaws giving students the right to vote for IRE board members. Matt previously reported for Forbes magazine and the Center for Investigative Reporting. Follow him on Twitter @mattdrange.

  • Will Evans is a reporter covering workplace issues at Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, he was a reporter at The Sacramento Bee. @willCIR

  • Ellen Huet covers startups and Silicon Valley for Bloomberg News and Bloomberg Businessweek. She has also reported for Forbes Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle, where she was a crime and breaking news reporter. @ellenhuet

  • Karen Weise is the Seattle technology correspondent for The New York Times, covering Amazon, Microsoft, and the region's tech scene. Before joining The New York Times in 2018, she was a feature writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg News, and previously worked at ProPublica. She's on Twitter @kyweise.

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