Energy & Environment Track: Investigating the aftermath of extreme weather events

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Susan Carroll of Houston Chronicle; Carla Minet of Centro de Periodismo Investigativo de Puerto Rico; Bigad Shaban of NBC Bay Area
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jun. 16 at 10:15am
  • Location: Briargrove
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Strategies and real-world tips for investigating the aftermath of hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires and other extreme weather events. You'll learn about key documents and data to request, story ideas for post-disaster follow-ups and other tips for holding public officials accountable.

Speaker Bios

  • Susan Carroll is a reporter on the Houston Chronicle’s investigative team. She writes about vulnerable people, the environment and the failures of governments big and small. @_SusanCarroll

  • Carla Minet has been an independent journalist for publications such as 80 degrees, the Center for Investigative Journalism, mayaguezsabeamango.com and Diálogo. She was the executive director of the Community Press Organization. She has worked as a researcher, editor and content producer content for radio, television and internet, on Channel 6, Radio Universidad, El Nuevo Día, Primera Hora, Univisión and Noticel. She studied at the School of Public Communication of the University of Puerto Rico, University of Barcelona and the University of Columbia, in New York. 

  • Bigad Shaban is an award-winning senior investigative reporter with NBC Bay Area. His influential and in-depth reports continually hold the powerful accountable and have led to major policy changes and new laws. Shaban’s tough interview style and powerful reporting have earned him the most prestigious honors in broadcast journalism, including the Peabody, National Murrow, and duPont awards. Shaban is based in San Francisco and is a graduate of the University of Florida.

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