Developing an investigative mindset

  • Event: 2019 Chicago Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Mark Rochester of Detroit Free Press; Meghan Dwyer of WGN-Chicago
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 26 at 9:15am
  • Location: 1st Floor Conaway Center
  • 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

  • Meghan Dwyer is a reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago. She was previously an investigative reporter in Milwaukee at FOX6. She has won eight regional Emmys, and has been nominated for 17 others. She was an IRE Award Finalist in 2015. This spring her reporting got a prominent Chicago alderman unseated and indicted. She was a corporate litigator at a major Chicago law firm before changing careers in 2011. She loves FOIA, pizza, the Hoosiers and being a new mom. @meghananndwyer

  • 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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