Build watchdog muscles at ASNE/IRE workshop June 15 in New Orleans

Grow your investigative leadership skills at ASNE's workshop Wednesday, June 15, just before the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in New Orleans! Registration is only $99, and attendees do not need to register for the IRE Conference. Find out more and sign up now. 
Sign up now for ASNE's workshop aimed at leading investigations, which will take place Wednesday, June 15, prior to the 2016 IRE Conference in New Orleans! This one-day workshop 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.
Registration for the workshop is only $99 for both ASNE members and nonmembers. Attendees do not need to register for the IRE Conference. For details on hotel reservations, please refer to the IRE travel and lodging page
The workshop is generously sponsored by Google and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. For any questions about the workshop, please contact ASNE Communications Coordinator Jiyoung Won at
Workshop agenda

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.
Confirmed panelists:

  • 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, vice president of news operations, USA TODAY NETWORK

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.

Confirmed panelists:  

  • 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.
Confirmed panelists:
  • Bill Church, executive editor, Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune 
  • Andrea Parquet-Taylor, news director, WNCN-TV
  • Manny Garcia, editor, 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, vice president of news operations, USA TODAY NETWORK