Web, search and social media for investigators

  • Event: 2017 Philadelphia Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Sarah Hutchins of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Sep. 7 at 3:45pm
  • Location: Regency C1
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Develop the skills you need to become a smarter, more efficient online sleuth. We'll talk about how to find just the information and sources you need, even on deadline. Tap into the power of Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms to find sources and verify information. We'll also talk about developing a backgrounding checklist for projects big and small.

Speaker Bios

  • Sarah Hutchins is IRE & NICAR's editorial director. She leads a team that produces the IRE Radio Podcast, the IRE Journal magazine and more. Before joining IRE in 2014, Sarah worked as a reporter at The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, VA. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from Indiana University and a master's degree in data science and analytics from the University of Missouri. @sarhutch

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