How to Lead Projects and Nurture an Investigative Culture

We are partnering once again with the Investigative Reporters and Editors to host a leadership-focused workshop at the 2017 IRE Conference in Phoenix. Reporters, project editors and top editors will learn what it takes to create an investigative culture and lead high-impact investigative projects and teams. 
The workshop is sponsored by Google and will take place Wednesday, June 21, at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge. Register now! 


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: Neil Brown, Tampa Bay Times
  • 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