Developing a watchdog mindset

  • Event: 2018 Boston Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Andrew Tran of The Washington Post; Brooke Williams of Boston University; Ryan Kath of NBC Boston
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 9:15am
  • Location: Room 101
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

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

Speaker Bios

  • Ryan Kath is a national award-winning investigative journalist with a reputation for uncovering problems, exposing taxpayer waste, protecting consumers, holding public officials accountable and prompting positive changes in communities. Kath’s investigations have earned 16 regional Emmy Awards, five regional RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards, and a prestigious national honor from the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards. 

  • Andrew Ba Tran is an investigative data reporter on The Washington Post's rapid response team. He previously was a data editor in Connecticut where he investigated racial profiling by police and before that was a data producer in Boston. Other East Coast newsrooms he's made his way through include The Virginian-Pilot and the Sun-Sentinel. He’s a Metpro Fellow and a Chips Quinn Scholar, too. 

  • Brooke Williams is an investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. Her work has contributed to a Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, a George Polk Award and a Gerald Loeb Award, among others. She is an associate professor of the practice of computational journalism at Boston University and writes for The Intercept. Her data-driven investigations have appeared in The New York Times, inewsource, the Center for Public Integrity and more @reporterbrooke

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