How to lead projects and nurture an investigative culture
On June 15, ASNE is hosting a one-day workshop aimed at leadership, prior to the 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in New Orleans. This workshop will teach reporters, project editors and top editors what it takes to create an investigative culture and lead high-impact investigative projects and teams. Sign up now!
The American Society of News Editors, in conjunction with the 2016 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in New Orleans, is putting on a one-day workshop aimed specifically at leadership for Wednesday, June 15.
The workshop, which will be held one day prior to the IRE Conference at the New Orleans Marriott, is for reporters, project editors and top editors to learn what it takes to create an investigative culture and lead high-impact investigative projects and teams.
Panels will include:
11 a.m. - noon: Leading as a Reporter
Top investigative reporters and player coaches will talk about how to lead a team to great success and how reporters and other content creators can lead their entire organizations into doing better investigative work.
- Tisha Thompson, investigative reporter, NBC4
- Ellen Gabler, investigative reporter and assistant editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- John Kelly, data and investigations editor, USA TODAY NETWORK
- Michael LaForgia, investigative reporter, Tampa Bay Times
Noon - 1:30 p.m.: Box-Lunch Solutions Session, sponsored by USA TODAY NETWORK
What is the primary limiting factor that hinders investigative reporting in your newsroom today? Tips and solutions for overcoming it will be offered by others who have faced the same problem.
- ASNE Vice President Mizell Stewart, news executive, Gannett
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.: Leading as a Project Editor
Editors from newsrooms small and large, who have brought great projects home, will talk about everything, from vetting ideas to deciding when to write or keep reporting to building project teams to coordinating with various departments to fact-checking processes.
- Jan Winburn, senior enterprise editor, CNN Digital
- Gary Dotson, senior editor, Belleville (Illinois) News Democrat
- Greg Borowski, deputy managing editor for projects, investigations and digital innovation, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
- Greg Burton, executive editor, The Desert Sun, Palm Springs, California
3 - 4 p.m.: Creating an Investigative Culture
Top editors and news directors from news organizations that consistently produce top investigative work will share their thoughts about how to nurture and develop a culture in which all journalists are looking for important stories.
- Bill Church, executive editor, Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune
- Andrea Parquet-Taylor, news director, WNCN-TV
- Manny Garcia, Naples (Florida) Daily News
- George Stanley, editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
4:15 - 5 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion
Members from all panels will gather to answer questions.
ASNE Vice President Mizell Stewart, news executive, Gannett
All investigative journalists who want to grow their leadership skills, whether in a titled leadership position or not, will benefit from attending this workshop.
Registration:The workshop is $99 for both ASNE members and nonmembers. Click here to register to attend the workshop. Registration for the IRE Conference is not required.
Hotel: Details on reservations can be found on the travel and lodging page for the IRE Conference.
The workshop is generously sponsored by Alley Interactive, Google and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
For any questions about the workshop, please contact ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at firstname.lastname@example.org.