Developing an investigative mindset

  • Event: 2019 New Orleans Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Katie Zavadski of ProPublica; Pete Madden of ABC News
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Aug. 29 at 9:15am
  • Location: Poydras, Third Floor
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Solid watchdog journalism isn't just for the I-team. Learn how investigative methods and tools can transform your reporting, whether they're quick turns or long-term enterprise pieces.

Speaker Bios

  • Pete Madden is a producer for the ABC News Investigative Unit, which contributes coverage of national security, political corruption and human rights to Good Morning America, World News Tonight, Nightline and 20/20. Previously, he was a senior producer at Sports Illustrated, where he co-reported the magazine’s “First Golfer” feature about President Trump’s golf business. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the Columbia Journalism School.

  • Katie Zavadski is ProPublica’s research editor. She oversees the research team, works on the Trump, Inc. podcast and runs ProPublica’s Emerging Reporters program. Prior to joining ProPublica in 2018, Katie worked as a reporter and editor at The Daily Beast, New York Magazine and Newsweek. She studied comparative religion at Harvard. Follow her on Twitter: @katiezavadski.

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