Source:Maya Lau, Topher Sanders, Lee Zurik and Ben Conarck
Affiliation:Los Angeles Times, ProPublica, WVUE-New Orleans and The Florida Times-Union
Want to investigate the investigators? We’ll talk candidly about how we dug up information that police officers would rather you not know. We’ll discuss the origins of our projects (one started from a tip four years ago!), the tough conversations we had with editors, the twists our stories took as we reported them, and how we were able to corroborate hard-to-confirm facts. Some of us also surveilled police officers as part of our reporting – we’ll talk about why that was necessary and how we navigated safety concerns. There will NOT be any PowerPoints during this session! Only lively conversation and plenty of time for questions from the audience. This session is good for: Anyone who wants to beef up their reporting about law enforcement (best beat ever).