Build your beat: Sourcing like a pro

  • Event: 2018 New Orleans Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Megan Luther of InvestigateTV; Cody Winchester of IRE and NICAR
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 15 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Norman C Francis Building 105 auditorium
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Good reporting means knowing your beat inside and out: The people, the institutions, the processes. In this session, you'll learn reporting strategies for developing sources and building knowledge to own your beat.

Speaker Bios

  • Megan Luther is an investigative producer with InvestigateTV, Gray Television's national investigative team. Previously, she was IRE's Senior Training Director. Other former titles include reporter, data analyst and overnight DJ. Megan, mother of two, works remotely in South Dakota. @MeganLuther

  • Cody Winchester has been a watchdog reporter, data specialist and web developer for daily newspapers in South Dakota, Nebraska and Texas. Before joining IRE as a training director in April 2017, he was a news applications specialist at the Austin American-Statesman.

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