Organizing the investigation

  • Event: 2018 Portland Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Ziva Branstetter of The Washington Post; Steve Suo of USA TODAY Network
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Apr. 14 at 2:00pm
  • Location: White Stag Building - Floor 3R, Room 350
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Seasoned journalists will offer practical advice on how to start a project and keep it on track, including organizational tips, questions to keep in mind and obstacles to avoid.

Speaker Bios

  • Ziva leads a team at The Washington Post focused on business investigations and enterprise. She previously worked as a senior editor at Reveal and spent more than 20 years at the Tulsa World, where she and Cary Aspinwall were 2015 finalists for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting. That same year, they founded The Frontier, an independent investigative newsroom in Tulsa. Ziva is serving her third term as an IRE board member.

  • Steve Suo is The Oregonian/OregonLive's managing producer for watchdog and data-driven enterprise, a team of investigative reporters and numbers geeks that promotes accountability journalism across the newsroom. As a reporter, Steve's groundbreaking work on the methamphetamine trade made him a 2005 Pulitzer finalist in national reporting and an IRE Phillip Meyer award winner. He shared the 2007 Pulitzer in breaking news with a team of reporters from The Oregonian. He received his masters in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.

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