Developing an investigative mindset

  • Event: 2018 San Jose Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Ziva Branstetter of The Washington Post; Paige St. John of Los Angeles Times
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 29 at 9:15am
  • Location: Morris Dailey Auditorium
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Learn how investigative methods and tools can transform your stories, whether they're quick turns or long-term enterprise pieces. 

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.

  • Paige is a roaming investigative reporter for the LA Times based in northern California. Between projects, she covers wildfires and other breaking news. Her 2011 Pulitzer and other national awards arose from exposing the hidden wealth and public threats of disaster insurance. She combines gumshoe reporting with data analysis and thinks you should too.

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