Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Pop-up Panels! These sessions will take place today at 4:50 pm. Locations and descriptions are listed below.
Franklin 1&2: From Ferguson to Freddie Gray: Launching investigations amid breaking news
As racially charged riots broke out in Ferguson, Mo., and Baltimore, reporters aggressively chased breaking news. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and The Baltimore Sun balanced that coverage with deeper investigations. The Sun broke stories on “rough rides” in police vans that left residents paralyzed, and on thousands of detainees who are denied medical care by police. The Post-Dispatch revealed racial imbalances in local police forces, and a municipal court system that often operates in secret. Suggested panelists: Mark Puente, investigative reporter at The Baltimore Sun; Doug Donovan, investigative reporter at The Baltimore Sun; Jeremy Kohler, investigative reporter at The St. Louis Post-Dispatch; moderator, Dave Rosenthal, Senior Editor for Investigations and Enterprise at The Baltimore Sun.
Franklin 3&4: The Worst Day Of My Life
What do you do when everything goes wrong and you have a bona fide disaster on your hands? A big, expensive project goes belly up; or worse, it airs with imperfections that bring shame and perhaps other severe repercussions down you and your organization. Investigative veterans share some of their horror stories and -- more importantly -- how they recovered; made things right, picked up the pieces and moved on.
Franklin 5&6: Getting your money's worth from census data
Digging into census data can provide the depth needed in reporting on social trends such as persistent poverty, growing income inequality and neighborhood gentrification. Using published reports as a springboard, we'll see how working with spreadsheets, Google fusion tables and sites such as CensusReporter can expose the stories hidden beneath the census numbers. This session is a sequel to the Wednesday workshop, "Finding money stories in census data," sponsored by the Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism." The Saturday IRE session includes new material, but is accessible to all. Evan Wyloge, senior reporter at Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, will provide tips and analysis. In his current assignment and prior work as new media specialist at Arizona Capitol Times, he has specialized in data analysis. He holds college degrees in journalism and political science.
Salon G: Periscope for Journalism
The sudden popularity of live-streaming mobile video applications has been creating new possibilities for journalists. But once again, the emerging platforms present a new set of ethical and legal complications.
We will have a quick presentation of recent developments, a Periscope demonstration and then move quickly to audience questions. Expect lively conversation about the challenges and responsibilities of real-time mobile broadcasts.
Jim MacMillan manages the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University. He’s a former photojournalist and journalism professor.