How to lead projects and nurture an investigative culture

The American Society of News Editors, in conjunction with the 2017 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in Phoenix, is putting on a one-day workshop Wednesday, June 21, aimed specifically at leadership. This is the second year ASNE and IRE are partnering to provide training focused on leading investigations.
The workshop, which will be held one day prior to the IRE Conference at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge, 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. The workshop is sponsored by a generous grant from Google.
9:30-10 a.m.
Coffee, registration, introduction by ASNE Board of Directors Manny Garcia of the USA TODAY Network and the Naples Daily News and George Stanley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and the USA TODAY Network Wisconsin
10-11 a.m.
Fairness, accuracy, truth: Setting standards, building trust
  • Moderator: Peter Bhatia, The Cincinnati Enquirer
  • Panelists: Ken Armstrong, the Marshall Project; Ellen Gabler, The New York Times
11 a.m.-Noon
Leading as a reporter
  • Moderator: Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica
  • Panelists:
    • Tisha Thompson, ESPN
    • Emily Le Coz, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Noon-1:30 p.m.
Box lunch with ASNE Treasurer Nancy Barnes of the Houston Chronicle and David Boardman of Temple University. Two editors of Pulitzer Prize-winning projects will lead a brainstorming, coaching session over lunch as attendants share their challenges, frustrations and questions.
1:45-2:45 p.m.
Leading as a project editor/director
  • Moderator: Robin Fields, ProPublica
  • Panelists: Lori Waldon, KCRA TV Sacramento; Matt Doig, Los Angeles Times
3-4 p.m.
Creating an investigative culture
  • Moderator: TBD
  • Panelists: Chris Davis, USA TODAY Network; Steve Engelberg, ProPublica
4-5 p.m.
Roundtable discussion: Members from all panels answer questions
  • Moderator: ASNE President Mizell Stewart III, USA TODAY Network
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 spearheaded by ASNE Board of Directors Manny Garcia and George Stanley.