Backgrounding like a boss

  • Event: 2017 Louisville Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Kate Howard of Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Oct. 22 at 11:30am
  • Location: 16th Floor Gallery Ballroom
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

How are you sure that great source with the perfect quote isn't too good to be true? Even great reporters can get tricked by fake names or sketchy backgrounds. We'll walk through some websites and strategies you can use to create a routine and spot potential red flags before you get burned.

Speaker Bios

  • Kate Howard is the managing editor of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit radio newsroom housed at WFPL News Louisville. She was a reporter at KyCIR for two years before becoming editor last summer. She was a newspaper reporter for 12 years, with stints at The Tennessean, The Florida Times-Union and the Omaha World-Herald. Howard is originally from Rhode Island. @JournoKateH

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