Watchdog state of mind

  • Event: 2018 New Orleans Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Katherine Sayre of The Times-Picayune; Mark Schleifstein of The Times-Picayune, NOLA.com
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 15 at 10:15am
  • Location: Norman C Francis Building 105 auditorium
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

How to develop the mindset of an investigative journalist. Tips on finding key data and documents to go beyond the daily grind and take your reporting to the next level.

Speaker Bios

  • Katherine Sayre is a lead investigative reporter at NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Her projects have included examining the devastating effects of a chemical plant development in a small Louisiana town, the inflated billing practices of attorneys hired for public work and failures in the mental health care system. She joined The Times-Picayune in 2012 and previously reported for The Press-Register in Mobile, Alabama.

  • Mark Schleifstein is environment reporter and leader of the coastal reporting team for NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. His Hurricane Katrina reporting was among that honored with two Pulitzers in 2006. He's co-author of the book "Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms." He's also co-author of the series "Oceans of Trouble: Are the World's Fisheries Doomed?," which won a 1997 Pulitzer for public service. @Mschleifstein

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  • Watchdog state of mind
    Tips on finding key data and documents to go beyond the daily grind and take your reporting to the next level, from Katherine Sayre and Mark Schleifstein.