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Virtual conference schedule

48 sessions confirmed • Updated May 18 • All times are MT

The IRE 2022 virtual conference will run from Thursday, June 23, to Saturday, June 25 online.

(If you'd like to check out the in-person schedule instead, please click here.)

IRE staff will try to post each recording the same day as the session.

In addition to the sessions listed below, on-demand data training videos will be available on the Guidebook app on the first day of the conference.

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Thursday, 6/23

Sessions starting at 8:15 a.m. MT

special

👋 Welcome, first timers!

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Sessions starting at 9 a.m. MT

panel

Including disability communities in your investigative reporting

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speakers

Jodi Cohen, ProPublica 👇

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Kristin Gilger, ASU 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @kristingilger

Jennifer LaFleur, Center for Public Integrity 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Kendall Taggart, Buzzfeed News 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @KendallTTaggart

panel

Investigating the rise of globally connected white supremacy

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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Mark Greenblatt, Scripps Washington Bureau 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @greenblattmark

Susanne Reber, Scripps Washington Bureau 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Breaking into investigative reporting

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

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A session given by veteran journalists with tips for newbies on how to break into investigative reporting.

Speakers

Laura Castañeda, USC-Annenberg 👇

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Myriam Masihy, WSCV Miami 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 10:15 a.m. MT

panel

Broadcast track: Investigating breaking news

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

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How to cover breaking news - and then take it further. Concert tragedies, missing people and children, bridge and building collapses. How to stay on a big story and advance it from an investigative perspective beyond the standard updates.

Speakers

Ashley Graham, WBBH-TV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Kyle Jones, NBC Connecticut 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Ted Oberg, ABC13, Houston 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Election track: Investigating threats against poll workers and election officials

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Linda So, Reuters 👇

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Jason Szep, Reuters 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Using narrative writing in your investigative journalism

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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Join two die-hard believers in the investigative narrative who have developed tips and ideas on how to write a deeply reported investigative piece that keeps audiences engaged. We bring our reporting, writing, teaching and editing expertise to the table, and imagine an interactive session in which we talk a bit and then open the session up to the group.

Speakers

Maud Beelman, 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Terry Greene Sterling, Walter Cronkite J-School/Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @tgsterling

Rebecca Woolington, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. MT

panel

Investigating judicial corruption

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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How do you investigate corruption in the judicial? Sources, strategies and little known archives to know

Speaker

Lise Olsen, Texas Observer 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Public records track: Biggest hurdles to accessing state and local public records

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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Saja Hindi, The Denver Post 👇

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Dan Schwartz, independent journalist 👇

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Steven Zansberg, Law Office of Steven D. Zansberg, LLC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @DenverSteve

Sessions starting at 2:30 p.m. MT

panel

Investigating police misconduct

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speakers

Nicole Dungca, Washington Post 👇

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Cheryl Phillips, Stanford University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Management track: Project management that works for reporters AND editors

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

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Leslie Eaton, The Marshall Project 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Manny Garcia, Austin American-Statesman 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Fighting to reduce misinformation

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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Speakers

Maha Ahmed, Type Investigations 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jose del Real, The Washington Post 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @jdelreal

Sessions starting at 3:45 p.m. MT

panel

Broadcast track: How to get people to talk and the art of the interview

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

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Speakers

Morgan Loew, CBS 5, 3TV and azfamily.com 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Scott Zamost, CNBC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

A year in local investigations: Watchdog stories ideas

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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Description

Learn new and old tricks from stories and reporters featured in the Local Matters newsletter, which spotlights a selection of great local watchdog journalism every Sunday. By showcasing a year of great work by radio, TV and newspaper reporters, we'll share tactics and tips for digging deep into stories at your local media outlet.

Speakers

Bethany Barnes, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Brett Murphy, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Lulu Ramadan, The Seattle Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @luluramadan

panel

Covering trauma

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speakers

Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Naseem Miller, The Journalist's Resource 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @NaseemMiller

Elana Newman, Dart Center 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 5 p.m. MT

networking

Virtual networking

🕙 Thursday (6/23) • 5 – 5:30 p.m. MT (30m)

🚪 Room: Zoom

🙅 This session will neither be livestreamed nor recorded.

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Friday, 6/24

Sessions starting at 9 a.m. MT

panel

Broadcast track: Going long(form)

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Mark Greenblatt, Scripps Washington Bureau 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @greenblattmark

Adrienne Mayfield, WAVY-TV 10 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @Adrienne_WAVY

panel

Behind the story: Poisoned

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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Description

The Tampa Bay Times reporters deconstruct how to overcome corporate and government secrecy to piece together the safety problems facing employees.

This session is sponsored by Bloomberg. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speakers

Corey Johnson, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @CoreyGJohnson

Eli Murray, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Rebecca Woolington, Tampa Bay Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Cracking open statehouses

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Description

Join statehouse reporters who've used public records and data analysis to break news, reveal injustices and dig into hard-to-crack governmental agencies at the state level.

Speakers

Sergio Martínez-Beltrán, NPR's The Texas Newsroom 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @SergioMarBel

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @ReporterMarina

Sessions starting at 10:15 a.m. MT

panel

Using data to tell compelling stories for radio

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speakers

Robert Benincasa, NPR 👇

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Will Craft, APM 👇

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Jingnan Huo, NPR 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

⛺️ Rocky Mountain (research) High

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

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Speakers

Barbara Gray, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY 👇

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Margot Williams, ICIJ 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Public records track: 7 things you didn’t know about getting documents and records

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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Description

From where to look for records that might be public (court filings), to how to get documents unsealed (ask!), this session will cover tips and tricks for reporters seeking access to information and data for their stories.

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Sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. MT

panel

International editors roundtable

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speaker

David Kaplan, Global Investigative Journalism Network 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Finding legal cover as an investigative freelancer

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

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When outlets don't extend legal liability protections to the freelancers they work with, investigations are abandoned — or avoided altogether — because independent journalists can't risk their financial futures to a potential libel suit. That's bad for freelancers, but they can find other, safer work. The real loss is to the newsrooms, which miss out on impactful reporting, and more importantly the public that remains in the dark without crucial information.

But it doesn't have to be this way. Many newsrooms *do* protect freelancers, and many more can join their ranks. This panel is for editors, publishers, broadcasters and freelance reporters alike. Learn the language of contracts and legal risks, and tap into the resources to help you sign contracts with fair and secure provisions that enable freelancers to help bring the truth to light.

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Sessions starting at 2:30 p.m. MT

demo

Backgrounding like a boss: Perfecting your 15-minute background check and why you should do it every time

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

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How are you sure that great source with the perfect quote isn't too good to be true? Even great reporters can get tricked by fake names or sketchy backgrounds. We'll walk through some websites and strategies you can use to create a routine and spot potential red flags before you get burned. This session is great for new reporters or anyone who wants to background people more thoroughly.

Speaker

Kate Howard, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @JournoKateH

panel

Nailing the accountability interview

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Cary Aspinwall, The Marshall Project 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @caryaspinwall

Jennifer Gollan, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Robert Lopez, Los Angeles Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Public records track: FOIA barriers and how to overcome them

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speaker

Lam Thuy Vo, Columbia University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 3:45 p.m. MT

panel

It's not just Tuskegee: Investigating stories on race and health

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speaker

Marissa Evans, Los Angeles Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Management track: Creating a pipeline to management

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speaker

Mc Nelly Torres, Center for Public Integrity 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

How to transition from daily reporting to writing a book

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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Speakers

Keri Blakinger, THe Marshall Project 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @keribla

Walt Bogdanich, The New York Times 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @waltbogdanich1

J. David McSwane, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Sessions starting at 5 p.m. MT

panel

Broadcast track: Covering our communities

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 5 – 6:15 p.m. MT (75m)

🚪 Room: Juniper B/C – Level 1

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Speakers

Samah Assad, CBS Chicago 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Shay McAlister, WHAS-11 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @shaymcalisterTV

prabjot Randhawa, KING-5 News, Seattle 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @pj_ontv

panel

How to find the best investigative story ideas and pitch them successfully

🕙 Friday (6/24) • 5 – 6:15 p.m. MT (75m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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We'll discuss how to assess the potential of a story idea, how to choose which story ideas are likely to have the biggest impact, how to pre-report and write a story memo pitching the idea to your editors, and cover what distinguishes a good investigative story idea from other types of ideas. We’ll also discuss strategies for developing ideas, including alerts and other strategies to spot investigative ideas before your competition.

Speakers

Simon Boazman, Al Jazeera 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @Simonboazman

Emily Hopkins, ProPublica 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @indyemapolis

Gloria Liu, independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jodi Upton, Syracuse University 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @jodiupton

Saturday, 6/25

Sessions starting at 9 a.m. MT

commons

How legal support helped make a story possible

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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panel

Investigating inequality on any beat

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

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Piercing the veil: Reporting on businesses that want nothing to do with you

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 9 – 10 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Sessions starting at 10:15 a.m. MT

panel

Broadcast track: The art of accountability

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speaker

Jeremy Finley, WSMV-TV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @jfinleyreports

panel

Visual fact-checking strategies

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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panel

Pre-publication red flags for editors

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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This super practical legal workshop will provide editors with all the tips they need to spot red flags when reviewing a story to help them better assess when to seek legal assistance. Pre-publication review is, indeed, crucial to newsrooms’ viability and editors strongly equipped can better protect their newsroom from legal liability. The participants will leave the session with takeaways and educational materials such as checklists.

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Sessions starting at 11:30 a.m. MT

demo

Video production for print, digital and audio folks

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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panel

Broadcast track: Juggling investigations and GA

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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Speakers

Erica Byfield, NBC4, NYC 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Jodie Fleischer, Cox Media Group 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

Christopher Heath, WFTV 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @CHeathWFTV

panel

Words matter: Beware harmful language in your writing

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Sessions starting at 12:30 p.m. MT

special

IRE Awards luncheon (co-sponsored by NBC News/NBCUniversal Local)

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 12:30 – 3 p.m. MT (150m)

🚪 Room: Adams Ballroom – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Sessions starting at 3 p.m. MT

panel

Hidden costs and racial inequality in economic development

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Promising jobs, jobs and more jobs, state and local governments give away as much as $95 billion in taxpayer-funded economic development incentives per year. This panel will explore how overspending on incentives can exacerbate inequality in schools and neighborhoods, propelling racial and income disparities. Reporters will gain new tools for documenting the costs of economic development incentives – including tax increment financing (TIF), Opportunity Zones, film subsidies and others - through publicly available documents including Annual Financial Reports, tax expenditure budgets, and other public records. With heightened public awareness since Amazon’s HQ2 search, public service journalism at its best is telling the full cost-benefit story behind taxpayer-funded incentives

Speaker

Arlene Martinez, Good Jobs First 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @avmartinez

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Tanks and banks: Russian oligarchs and dirty European banks

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

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Speaker

Axel Gordh Humlesjö, 👇

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Election track: Watchdogging congressional slush funds

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 3 – 4 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

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In addition to their official campaign committees, nearly every member of Congress also operates a fund known as a leadership PAC. Ostensibly, leadership PAC funds should be used to help like-minded candidates, but far too often, politicians in both parties use leadership PACs as “slush funds,” using money from special interest donors to subsidize lavish lifestyles, including trips to luxurious resorts, meals at fancy restaurants, and tickets to highly coveted sporting events and concerts. At this panel, experts will share tips about how to follow the money flowing into and out of leadership PACs, and why you should keep a close eye on these little-known PACs.

Speakers

Michael Beckel, Issue One 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @mjbeckel

Sandra Fish, Independent journalist 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @fishnette

Sessions starting at 4:15 p.m. MT

panel

Exposing health threats at home, at work and all around us

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Juniper C – Level 1

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Howard Berkes, retired 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

On Twitter: @hberkes

Rae Ellen Bichell, Kaiser Health News 👇

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Jim Morris, Public Health Watch 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

April Simpson, Center for Public Integrity 👇

Speaker bio coming soon!

panel

Reporting on the homicides of Black women and girls

🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Red Rock 2-3 – Level 3

📼 This session will not be livestreamed for real-time participation, but it will be recorded for later viewing.

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In 2020. there was a significant increase in homicides among Black women and girls. Reporting on the increase comes with many challenges, including the limited accessibility of national data, the lack of detailed information on the circumstances of many killings and the ingrained racism and misogyny that drive this violence and the public response. Two of the Guardian’s longtime gun violence reporters will guide attendees through the best sources of national data on the murders of Black women and girls, share findings from their in-depth analysis of 2020 FBI murder data and discuss how to report on violence against Black women in a way that centers the communities that these killings affect.

Speakers

Lois Beckett, The Guardian U.S. 👇

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Abené Clayton, The Guardian U.S. 👇

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Cheryl W. Thompson, NPR 👇

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🕙 Saturday (6/25) • 4:15 – 5:15 p.m. MT (60m)

🚪 Room: Colorado B – Level 3

📹 This session will be livestreamed for real-time participation and recorded for later viewing.

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Speakers

Sarah Rafique, KTRK-TV, Houston, TX 👇

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Todd Wallack, WBUR 👇

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