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IRE Conference schedule changes as of Wednesday

Below are changes made to the IRE Conference schedule as of Wednesday. For the most up-to-date schedule and description information, be sure to visit the conference page or download the conference app.


Speaker change: Inspect This | 11:20 a.m. in Salon J
James Drew, The Dallas Morning News, replaces Tom Frank, USA TODAY, on this panel

Title and time change:  INN & Public Media changed to INN Training: Maintaining independence: How the new nonprofit newsrooms can thrive in a time of partnerships, mergers and acquisitions
This session is now from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. in Salon K

Time change: IRE Board of Directors Meeting
The IRE Board Meeting has been moved to 2 p.m. It remains in CR7.

Title and time change: INN Breakout Sessions has changed to INN Training: Evaluation in a box
This session is now from 2:45 – 4:45 p.m. in Salon K

Speaker change: Broadcast Surveillance - Learning from the pros | 4:50 p.m. in Salon J
Anji Tribyl Fussell, She Spies Private Eye, is no longer on this panel

Speaker change: You’ve got the data, where’s the story? How to find interesting patterns and do analysis
4:50 p.m. in Salon A
Jacob Fenton, Sunlight Foundation, replaces Tasneem Raja, Mother Jones, on this panel

Speaker and time change: INN Training: A conversation with Google's Dave Gehring
This session is now from 5 – 6 p.m. in Salon K
Kevin Davis, INN, joins this panel as moderator


 Speaker change: Investigating after a disaster | 8:30 a.m. in Salon A
Panelists now include Scott Keenan, CBS News; Paul Monies, The Oklahoman; Brett Shipp, WFAA-Dallas/Fort Worth; Will Van Sant, Newsday; Sally Kestin, Sun Sentinel (moderator)
Matthew Doig, Newsday, is no longer on this panel

Speaker change: Media Lawyers Brown Bag | 12 – 1 p.m. in CR12
Amanda Leith, NBCUniversal, joins this panel

Title change: Tor Project changed to Defending against surveillance with the Tor Project | 1:15 p.m. in CR12
Sponsored by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation 

Speaker change: Surveillance, privacy and hackers | 3:35 p.m. in Salon K
Julia Angwin, The Wall Street Journal, replaces Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, The Wall Street Journal, on this panel

Speaker change: Getting skeptical sources to talk | 3:35 p.m. in CR 1-4
Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, replaces Serge Kovaleski, The New York Times, on this panel

Speaker change: You’ve got it, should you post it? | 4:45 p.m. in Salon D
Steve Fogle, Jackson Walker L.L.P., replaces Paul Watler, Jackson Walker L.L.P., on this panel

Speaker change: Showcase Panel: The government's war on leaks | 4:45 – 6:15 p.m. in Salon HI
Quinn Norton, independent journalist, joins this panel

New session: When lawmakers (or others) attack - The threat to investigative centers | 8:30 a.m. in Salon C
Description: The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has been threatened with eviction from its university home by state lawmakers. What threats do journalists at university-based centers face, and how can they fight back?
Panelists: Andy Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism; Maggie Mulvihill, New England Center for Investigative Reporting; Brant Houston, University of Illinois; Leonard Downie Jr., Walter Cronkite School of Journalism (moderator)

Speaker change: Producing killer profiles in the instant news cycle | 8:30 a.m. in Salon M
Serge Kovaleski, The New York Times, is no longer on this panel

 Speaker and title change: Building difficult narratives changed to High-stakes narrative | 9:40 a.m. in Salon L
Ana Arana, Fundacion MEPI, joins this panel
Sponsored by Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

Speaker change: Busting the immigration myths | 9:40 a.m. in Salon D
Daniel Rosas, El Manana, joins this panel

Speaker change: Social media for investigations | 3:40 p.m. in Salon K
Daniel Rosas, El Manana, is no longer on this panel

Speaker change: Agribusiness investigations | 3:40 p.m. in Salon C
Mike McGraw, The Kansas City Star, is no longer on this panel


Speaker change: Reporting amid chronic threat | 9 a.m. in Salon K
Jeannine Relly and Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante, University of Arizona, join this panel
Sponsored by Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

Speaker change: Career Roundtable |10:10 a.m. in Salon D
Stephen Stock, KNTV-San Francisco, joins this panel 


  • CDC-National Center for Health Statistics
  • Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
  • Columbia Journalism School

The Knight Lab at Northwestern University is developing some new tools for journalists that they think would interest IRE members.  On Thursday and Friday they will demo these tools and seek feedback. Come see what the Knight Lab’s Rich Gordon and Jessica Soberman are cooking up! Can’t find them? Call or text Rich at 224-558-8812.

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