Finding stories in professional discipline data

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Steve Reilly of USA TODAY Network; Lois Norder of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Julie Chang of Austin American-Statesman
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jun. 16 at 9:00am
  • Location: Meyerland
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

From doctors and detectives to teachers and nursing home directors, citizens rely on public licensing systems to keep them safe from professionals who have track records of negligence or misconduct. But those systems are often broken or ineffective. In this session, speakers will discuss how reporters can obtain and analyze records on government-licensed professionals to find stories that help protect the communities they serve.

Speaker Bios

  • Julie Chang covers statewide issues in public education and social services for the Austin America-Statesman. She is working on her master's degree in public affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. Twitter: juliechang1

  • As senior editor for investigations at the AJC, Norder led the team of investigative and computational journalists who in 2016 produced the Doctors & Sex Abuse project, which won several national investigative reporting awards and was a Pulitzer finalist. Previously, she was managing editor for news at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where she was honored with a national editing award by the Dart Society. Previously, she worked as a journalist in Louisiana and Iowa.

  • Steve Reilly is an investigative reporter for USA TODAY based in Washington, D.C. He was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting in 2017. @BySteveReilly

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