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Thursday, October 30 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Investigative Training: Getting the Goods

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They key to the best investigative reporting is nearly always documents or data. You have to find them and interpret them, turn them into stories, and while all of that is hard, you can’t even begin those tasks until you GET the records. We will tell you all the tricks of the trade to get around excuses, knock down the price, use FOIs and conjole bureaucrats into giving up records they don’t want you to have. It's about digging around, verifying information and nothing does that like data or documents.


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Rosemary Armao

Associate Professor, SUNY-Albany
Rosemary Armao teaches in the Department of Communication and Journalism at SUNY-Albany. Previously she was a reporter and editor at wire services and newspapers. She has trained journalists and worked on media development projects throughout Eastern Europe and Africa. She is a former... Read More →
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Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

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Maud Beelman

Maud Beelman, a veteran investigative journalist and former foreign and war correspondent, oversees news coverage and editorial operations for The Associated Press in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.Beelman joined the AP in August after 10 years at The Dallas Morning News, where she... Read More →
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Susy Schultz

President, Community Media Workshop
Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer. Her current title is president of the Community Media Workshop... Read More →

Thursday October 30, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Fiesta 4 La Quinta Resort and Club

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