Creating a watchdog culture in your newsroom

  • Event: 2017 Philadelphia Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Wendy Saltzman of WPVI-Philadelphia; James B. Steele of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Sep. 7 at 10:45am
  • Location: Regency C1
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Want to turn your newsroom into a network of powerful watchdogs? We'll show you how. Our panelists will offer tips on how to incorporate investigative tools and techniques into everyday reporting, the pros and cons of having a dedicated I-Team, and how to foster a good report-editor relationship. This session isn't just for journalists working in large newsrooms. We'll have tips for freelancers, small shops and organizations of all sizes.

Speaker Bios

  • Wendy joined WPVI in 2012. Her work primarily focuses on political corruption, public waste, & hidden camera reports. Prior to coming to Philadelphia, Wendy was the Chief Investigative Reporter for CBS in Atlanta where she helped launch their investigative team. In addition, Saltzman has worked as an Investigative Reporter in Texas, Michigan, & Florida. Her work has been profiled on national talk shows. Wendy is a three-time Emmy Award Winner for Investigative Reporting.

  • Jim Steele is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and co- author of eight books including two NYTimes best sellers who has written for Vanity Fair, Time magazine and the Philadelphia Inquirer in his more investigative career. 

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    Veteran TV reporter Wendy Saltzman offers tips on how to incorporate investigative tools and techniques into everyday reporting, the pros and cons of having a dedicated I-Team, and how to foster a good reporter-editor relationship.