Source:Steve Reilly, Lois Norder and Julie ChangSteve Reilly, Lois Norder and Julie Chang
Affiliation:USA TODAY Network, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Austin American-StatesmanUSA TODAY Network, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Austin American-Statesman
From doctors and detectives to teachers and nursing home directors, citizens rely on public licensing systems to keep them safe from professionals who have track records of negligence or misconduct. But those systems are often broken or ineffective. In this session, speakers will discuss how reporters can obtain and analyze records on government-licensed professionals to find stories that help protect the communities they serve.