Investigating inequality

  • Event: 2018 Boston Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Nicole Dungca of The Boston Globe; Phillip Martin of WGBH Radio
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Room 101
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

Hear from journalists on the front lines of investigating racial and other inequities. Get story ideas as well as reporting and writing tips, along with advice on how best to frame stories in the proper historical context. Relevant public records and data sets also will be discussed.

Speaker Bios

  • Nicole Dungca is an investigative reporter on The Boston Globe's Spotlight team. She worked on the team's seven-part series on racism in Boston, which was named a 2018 finalist in the Local Reporting category of the Pulitzer Prizes. In 2018, she was also named a Livingston Award finalist. She previously worked at The Oregonian, and has written for the Times-Picayune and the Providence Journal.

  • Phillip Martin is Senior Investigative Reporter for WGBH News and a contributing reporter to PRI’s The World.  He is the recipient of a national SPJ Sigma Delta Chi award, a national Edward R. Murrow Award and the 2013 United Nations UNDPI Gold Award; all for investigative journalism. He was part of a team of NPR reporters honored in 2002 with a George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of the September 11th attacks. Phillip is also a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard. 

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    Journalists on the front lines of investigating racial and other inequities provide story ideas as well as reporting and writing tips, along with advice on how best to frame stories in the proper historical context.