Social media sleuthing

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Jodie Fleischer of NBC4 Washington; Nate Carlisle of The Salt Lake Tribune
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 13 at 11:30am
  • Location: Meyerland
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

When news breaks, you need to be nimble in finding sources, backgrounding people, verifying what's real vs. fake, and staying ahead of the competition. We'll discuss strategies on how to quickly build a digital dossier on someone.

This session is sponsored by the Knight Foundation. IRE retains control of content, including the topic and speaker selection, for all conference sessions.

Speaker Bios

  • Nate Carlisle has been a reporter at The Salt Lake Tribune since 2005. He has covered crime, the military and — since 2014 — polygamy. He also has taught investigative reporting at Weber State University and Brigham Young University. Carlisle previously worked at The Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri. 

  • Jodie is an investigative reporter with the NBC4 I-Team in Washington, specializing in exposing government waste and corruption. Her work includes a police shooting series which led to a law change, a house stealing series which led to indictments, a law change and an FBI award, and exposure of fraud at a drug rehab that led to its closure. She’s been honored with an IRE Award, a duPont Award, 5 Murrows, 17 regional Emmys and a national investigative Emmy nomination.

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