Broadcasting original reporting: How to put documents, data and original reporting into your audio story

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Nicole Beemsterboer of NPR; Katharine Mieszkowski of Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting; Eleanor Klibanoff of Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting; Rina Palta of KPCC - 89.3
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 14 at 2:30pm
  • Location: Texas F
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You have the data, documents and reporting for a great investigative story. Now how do you get your findings into your radio piece or podcast? Come learn our tips and tricks for weaving original reporting into your storytelling. We'll discuss how to plan your field reporting to get the most out of interactions with your sources on tape and how to use reporting you only have on paper to elevate your audio.

Speaker Bios

  • Nicole Beemsterboer is the Senior Producer of Investigations at NPR, where she oversees the conceptualization, development, and execution of the network's investigative reporting and coordinates the team's internal and external news partnerships. Her work has been recognized with journalism's highest honors, including the George Foster Peabody Award, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the George Polk Award and the Investigative Reporters and Editors Medal.

  • Eleanor Klibanoff is a reporter with the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, part of Louisville Public Media. Before moving to Louisville, Klibanoff worked for Keystone Crossroads, a public radio collaboration in Pennsylvania, and was a Kroc fellow at NPR. A state cabinet once threw an ice cream party when they finished fulfilling her (somewhat extensive) records request. Twitter: @eklib

  • Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior reporter for Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, the radio show and podcast, co-produced with PRX. Her coverage has won many national awards, including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award two years in a row and a Peabody Award. Before Reveal, she was a senior writer for Salon and for Fast Company magazine. Mieszkowski has a bachelor's degree from Yale University. She grew up outside Houston. @kmieszkowski

  • Rina Palta is a reporter on KPCC's investigative team. Her most recent work uncovered poor conditions and unfilled beds in Los Angeles's publicly funded homeless shelters. Over the past decade, she's reported extensively on poverty-related issues, crime, law enforcement, and California's prison system. 

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