Bulletproofing best practices

  • Event: 2019 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Mark Rochester of Detroit Free Press; Jennifer Forsyth of The Wall Street Journal; Evelyn Larrubia of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Sunday, Jun. 16 at 9:00am
  • Location: Briargrove
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

In an age of drastic newsroom cutbacks and pressures of digital publication, how do we guarantee rigorous publication standards and bullet-proofed stories? We'll share techniques and checklists on bulletproofing best practices.

Speaker Bios

  • Jennifer is deputy chief of investigations for The Wall Street Journal. In that position she helps manage a team of 8 reporters, 6 data specialists, a news researcher, a graphics editor and a videographer. Most recently she has managed a 3-year data driven probe of derelict health care on Native American reservations. She helped to run the Journal's coverage of Trump's hush money, for which the team won the Pulitzer prize for national reporting. 

  • A former reporter for the Los Angeles Times, Larrubia was most recently Executive Editor of Marketplace. Prior to that, she pioneered the use of data and accountability reporting at Southern California Public Radio/KPCC as Managing Editor for News and Investigations. Her work has garnered more than a dozen national journalism awards, including a Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Investigative Reporting, the AP Managing Editors Public Service Award, and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. She was named CCNMA's 2017 Latina Journalist of and was a JSK Fellow at Stanford in 2010. @elarrubia

  • Rochester, Senior News Director_Investigations at The Detroit Free Press, has overseen investigations resulting in federal and state legislation, congressional hearings and regulatory reviews. His career includes senior management positions at the Indianapolis Star, Newsday, the Denver Post, Associated Press and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. He served on the national board of directors of Investigative Reporters & Editors. @mjrochester

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