Investigating sacred cows
- Event: 2012 IRE Conference
- Speakers: TBA
- Date/Time: Friday, June 15 at 3:25 p.m.
- Location: Salon A-B
- Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio
Investigative reporting is on especially sensitive ground when it takes on beloved local heroes and the most revered institutions. Courageous journalism can provoke fierce public reaction and even internal friction. News organizations’ commercial interests might be at stake. Panelists, who have had sports icons and even the Boy Scouts in their investigative sights, will discuss precautionary measures they took before the first word was printed or broadcast, how they faced a gathering storm of criticism, and how they managed delicate issues within their own organizations.
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