Investigating caretakers

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speakers: Robert Benincasa of NPR; Jeff Kelly Lowenstein of Grand Valley State University
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Mar. 5 at 9:00am
  • Location: International 4-5
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

How to use federal nursing home and other data to tell locally relevant stories about long-term care in your area, and hold nursing home operators and authorities accountable.

Speaker Bios

  • Robert Benincasa does data analysis and reporting for NPR's Investigations Unit in Washington, D.C. His recent work includes a data analysis showing that U.S. coal miners have been exposed to toxic quartz dust in violation of federal health standards. The exposures are linked to an epidemic of a deadly form of black lung disease. Benincasa has been with NPR since 2008 and previously worked for The Burlington (Vt.) Free Press and Gannett News Service in Washington.

  • @JeffKLOJeff Kelly Lowenstein is an investigative journalist, author and an assistant professor of Journalism at Grand Valley State University.  His work has earned recognition from organizations like IRE, NABJ, the National Press Club, the National Headliner Club, and NABJ.  Jeff has participated in fellowships about racial justice, the environment, health, business and trauma.  A Fulbright Scholar, Specialist and Teacher, he has written or edited six books. 

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