Developing an investigative mindset

  • Event: 2019 Hampton, VA Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Rachel DePompa of WWBT-Richmond; Ana Ley of The Virginian-Pilot
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Sep. 14 at 9:15am
  • Location: Robert P. Scripps Auditorium, Room 100
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Solid watchdog journalism isn't just for the I-team. Learn how investigative methods and tools can transform your reporting, whether they're quick turns or long-term enterprise pieces.

Speaker Bios

  • Rachel DePompa is the investigative reporter for WWBT NBC12 in Richmond, VA. She's also the consumer investigative reporter for Investigate TV. She's been named best reporter in the Virginias by the AP for Broadcasters and has won numerous Murrow and Emmy awards. Her stories have exposed complicated Ponzi schemes, police corruption and misuse of tax dollars, leading to several federal investigations with convictions. @RachelDePompa

  • Ana Ley is a reporter for The Virginian-Pilot. She's also worked at newspapers in Las Vegas, San Antonio and her hometown on the Mexican border. Her career spans a decade and a mix of beats that include crime, tourism and immigration. In 2017, her coverage of a tolling operator’s fee practices led to a CEO’s demotion and refunds of up to $7,000 for hundreds. She also broke a story about a case of sexual misconduct that caused reform in Nevada's higher ed system. @La__Ley

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