Everyday watchdog

  • Event: 2018 Atlanta Watchdog Workshop
  • Speaker: Cheryl W. Thompson of NPR
  • Date/Time: Friday, Apr. 6 at 9:15am
  • Location: See printed schedule for room information
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

We'll discuss how to build watchdog work into your daily routine and produce meatier stories, even in breaking news situations. We'll also give some real-world tips on time management, organization and focusing on enterprise, and talk thorugh different scenarios to look for ways to make every day stories more investigative.

Speaker Bios

  • Cheryl W. Thompson is IRE board president and an investigative correspondent for NPR. Prior to joining NPR in January, she spent 22 years at The Washington Post. Her investigations include local political corruption, cops killed by guns, witnesses killed for cooperating with police, people who died after being Tasered by police, and the unsolved murders of six black girls nearly 50 years ago. Her awards include a shared Pulitzer, an Emmy, IRE and two NABJ awards. 

Related Tipsheets

  • Everyday Watchdog
    Learn how to build watchdog work into your daily routine and produce meatier stories, even in breaking news situations. We'll also give some real-world tips on time management, organization and focusing on enterprise.