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Wednesday, July 31 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
IRE Wednesday Workshop

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In this daylong workshop from IRE, you'll learn from some of the best in the biz on a variety of topics.
RSVP required as space is limited. This workshop is sponsored by the TEGNA Foundation.

10 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Watchdog state of mind
How to think like an investigative journalist. Go beyond breaking news and daily stories to take your coverage to the next level.

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m
Art of the interview 
Proven tactics for preparing for an important interview and getting the goods.

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. lunch on your own

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Turning data into online and video gold 
Discover ways to use data effectively in storytelling -- in video and online. Digital tools such as data visualizations can boost engagement online.

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Social media sleuthing and online verification
When news breaks, you need to be nimble and smart in finding sources, backgrounding people, verifying what’s real vs. fake, and staying ahead of the competition. Learn key sites, apps and social media strategies.
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
Public records requests
What can you get (and not get) in the way of public records? Learn key strategies for crafting effective public records requests and tracking them to keep the heat on government officials.

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Willoughby Mariano

Willoughby Mariano is an investigative reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The Yale University graduate previously worked at the Orlando Sentinel and is a proud alum of the Los Angeles Time's METPRO diversity training program. Past recognition includes a National Headliner... Read More →
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Jennifer Peebles

Newsroom Data Specialist, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Jennifer Peebles is a data specialist at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is a former reporter and editor for The (Nashville) Tennessean and was an editor at the Washington (D.C.) Examiner and the online site Texas Watchdog.
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Brendan Keefe

Brendan Keefe is the chief investigative reporter for The Reveal on 11Alive.Brendan is among the top investigative journalists in the nation. His investigations have been honored with every major national broadcast journalism award including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, five National... Read More →
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Patti DiVincenzo

Patti DiVincenzo has spent more than three decades working in TV stations across the country, starting in Topeka, Kansas, and eventually landing at WSB-TV in Atlanta, where she was an investigative producer and data specialist for 16 years. A long-time member of IRE, she joined the... Read More →

Wednesday July 31, 2019 10:00am - 5:00pm EDT
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