Career roundtable

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Sarah Cohen of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism; Corey Johnson of Tampa Bay Times; Stephen Stock of NBC Bay Area; Mark Horvit of University of Missouri
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Mar. 8 at 11:20am
  • Location: International 6-7
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

*Moderated by Mark Horvit, IRE/NICAR

Wondering what you need to learn to take that next step in your career? Interested in which skills news organizations are prioritizing now, and what might set you up for what they'll want next? Drop by and join us for a discussion of the skills that will help you progress.

This session is good for: Journalists of all levels who want to take their career to the next level or those looking to change direction. Hear tips on how to make it happen and ask for advice on your own path.

Speaker Bios

  • Sarah Cohen is the Knight professor of journalism at the Walter Cronkite School at Arizona State University. She previous worked as a reporter and editor for The New York Times and The Washington Post. Her awards include the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting, the IRE medal, the RFK award and the Goldsmith award. Cohen is a past Knight Chair at Duke University and a reporter in Florida. She is a past president of IRE.

  • MARK HORVIT is an associate professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where he teaches investigative reporting and is director of the school’s State Government Reporting Program. He previously served as executive director of IRE and NICAR. Horvit worked as a reporter and editor for 20 years before joining IRE.

  • Corey Johnson is an investigative reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. His work has uncovered police corruption, coerced prison sterilizations, state regulatory failures, excessive governmental secrecy and university scandals. His efforts have won IRE's top prize, the Gold Medal, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and garnered many other state and national honors. @CoreyGJohnson

  • For 35+ years NBC Bay Area Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock has covered everything from hurricanes to space shuttles, Ford truck fires to fracking, daycares to aviation, inmate tax scams to California’s water crisis. Among the awards he’s won are the Peabody, duPont, national SPJ, 3 Murrow & 6 AP awards, plus 17 regional Emmys & a national Emmy nomination. His work prompted Congressional hearings & changed state law in both Florida & California @stephenstocktv

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