Watchdog state of mind

  • Event: 2019 Detroit TV Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: M.L. Elrick of Fox 2 Detroit; Julian Sher of Investigative Journalist
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 9:30am
  • Location: See printed schedule for room information
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

How to develop the mindset of an investigative journalist. Tips on finding key data and documents to go beyond the daily grind and take your reporting to the next level.

Speaker Bios

  • M.L. Elrick is a Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winning investigative reporter and former Detroit Tigers beer man. He is host of the ML's Soul of Detroit podcast ( and co-author of "The Kwame Sutra: Musings on Lust, Life and Leadership from Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick." M.L. has worked for more than half of the mainstream media outlets in Detroit - sometimes more than once. He is the world's foremost expert on the early life of Eminem. @elrick

  • Julian Sher is a veteran documentary director, newsroom trainer and the author of six books. He was an investigative reporter for the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail and his articles also appeared in the New York Times and USA Today. For five years, he was the Senior Producer at CBC's The Fifth Estate, Canada's premier investigative program. He has trained in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. See @juliansher

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