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The American Society of News Editors, in conjunction with the 2018 Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference in Orlando, Florida, is putting on a one-day workshop Wednesday, June 13, aimed specifically at leadership. This is the third year ASNE and IRE are partnering to provide training focused on leading investigations.

The workshop, which will be held one day prior to the IRE Conference at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, is for reporters, project editors, news directors and top editors to learn what it takes to create an investigative culture, lead high-impact investigative projects and teams, encourage creative new ways to reach and serve their communities and help their teams boost their entire operation’s audience and engagement. The workshop is sponsored by a generous grant from Google.

Registration: The workshop is $99 for ASNE members and $149 for nonmembers. Click here to register to attend the workshop. There is no deadline, but people who register after June 1 might not be guaranteed a boxed lunch. Registration for the IRE Conference is not required.

Hotel: Details on reservations can be found on the travel and lodging page for the IRE Conference.
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Wednesday, June 13
 

9:00am

Registration and Introduction by Manny Garcia and George Stanley
Speakers
avatar for Manny Garcia

Manny Garcia

Regional executive editor, USA TODAY Network
Manny Garcia is the east regional editor of the USA TODAY Network, who oversees 50-plus newsrooms. He previously served as executive editor of the Naples Daily News, andNaplesnews.com and VistaSemanal.com. He currently serves on the boards of ASNE, Reporters Committee for Freedom... Read More →
avatar for George Stanley

George Stanley

Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
George Stanley is chief executive of news for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Gannett’s regional editorial director for 11 Wisconsin markets, including Green Bay and Appleton. Stanley created and developed the Journal Sentinel's investigative and explanatory project process... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
Oceans 4 Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

9:45am

Your Next Investigations: Vet and Choose
How do you devote limited resources to the best stories your newsroom can do? Does the story answer a key question that is important to readers? Why should your newsroom do it and why now? What questions do top investigative team editors ask before choosing where to dive deep?

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Forsyth

Jennifer Forsyth

Deputy chief of investigations, The Wall Street Journal
Jennifer S. Forsyth is deputy chief of investigations at The Wall Street Journal, where she helps manage a team of eight reporters, five data specialists, two news researchers, a videographer and a graphics editor. She also helps coordinate investigations throughout the newsroom... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Executive editor/VP of investigations, USA TODAY Network
Chris Davis is executive editor and vice president of investigations at the USA TODAY Network, where he oversees investigative work at USA TODAY and Gannett’s more than 100 newspapers nationwide. Before joining USAT, Davis worked as an investigative reporter and editor in Flori... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Engelberg

Stephen Engelberg

Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica
Stephen Engelberg became editor-in-chief of ProPublica on Jan. 1, 2013, after working as the organiation's founding managing editor from 2008 to 2012. He worked previously as managing editor of The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon, where he supervised investigative projects and news... Read More →
avatar for Matt Goldberg

Matt Goldberg

Assistant news director; President, KNBC-TV; IRE
Matt Goldberg is the assistant news director at KNBC-TV in Los Angeles, where he oversees all news coverage, including the station’s 13-person investigative team. He has been honored with numerous local and national awards, including the IRE Award. Goldberg has built and superv... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Oceans 4 Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

11:00am

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt
Stories that have the most impact go far beyond “he said/she said” and prove their case with undeniable evidence. This proof is what spurs the public to demand action. Reporters of top projects explain what it takes to get this hard work done.

Moderators
avatar for Ellen Gabler

Ellen Gabler

Reporter, The New York Times
Ellen Gabler is an investigative reporter at The New York Times. Before starting at The Times in 2017, she worked for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel where she was a reporter and deputy investigations editor. In 2018, Gabler was part of The New York Times team awarded the Pulitzer... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Baker

Mike Baker

Reporter, The Seattle Times
Mike Baker is an investigative reporter at The Seattle Times. His investigations in recent years have included examinations of a neuroscience institute in Seattle, of Warren Buffett’s mobile-home business and of the Bellevue High School football program. He previously worked ei... Read More →
avatar for Scott Friedman

Scott Friedman

Senior investigative reporter, KXAS-TV
Scott Friedman is senior investigative reporter at KXAS-TV, the NBC Network-owned station in Dallas-Fort Worth. Scott leads the “NBC 5 Investigates” team that exposes critical safety concerns, uncovers government waste and holds officials accountable. Scott’s reporting has... Read More →
avatar for Topher Sanders

Topher Sanders

Reporter, ProPublica
Topher Sanders covers race, inequality and the justice system for ProPublica. His data-driven reporting on juvenile plea deals and the time Jacksonville juveniles spend in pre-trial detention facilities was a 2015 finalist for an Investigative Reporters and Editors award. His rep... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Oceans 4 Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

12:00pm

Get Advice from Investigative Coaches
Workshop participants bring their pressing challenges, vexing concerns and incomplete story ideas to top investigative leaders during a working lunch. You’ll be able to go hear from more than one mentor along the way.

A boxed lunch will be provided (no guarantee if you register after June 1).

Moderators
avatar for Mizell Stewart III

Mizell Stewart III

Vice president of news operations, Gannett and USA TODAY Network
Mizell Stewart III is vice president/news operations for Gannett and the USA TODAY Network and supports the efforts of nearly 4,000 journalists who are part of the largest local-to-national news network in the United States. He provides oversight of news technology, finances and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Adair

Bill Adair

Founder; Knight professor of journalism and public policy, PolitiFact; Duke University
Bill Adair is the creator of PolitiFact and the Knight Professor of Journalism and Public Policy at the Sanford School for Public Policy at Duke University. He worked in Washington from 1997 to 2013 where he covered Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, national politics... Read More →
avatar for Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes

Executive editor, Houston Chronicle
Nancy Barnes has been editor and executive vice president of the Houston Chronicle since October 2013. The Houston Chronicle is among the largest newspapers in Texas with Sunday circulation of about 350,000, a daily circulation of about 200,000 and a large daily digital footprint... Read More →
avatar for Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Executive editor/VP of investigations, USA TODAY Network
Chris Davis is executive editor and vice president of investigations at the USA TODAY Network, where he oversees investigative work at USA TODAY and Gannett’s more than 100 newspapers nationwide. Before joining USAT, Davis worked as an investigative reporter and editor in Flori... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Engelberg

Stephen Engelberg

Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica
Stephen Engelberg became editor-in-chief of ProPublica on Jan. 1, 2013, after working as the organiation's founding managing editor from 2008 to 2012. He worked previously as managing editor of The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon, where he supervised investigative projects and news... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Forsyth

Jennifer Forsyth

Deputy chief of investigations, The Wall Street Journal
Jennifer S. Forsyth is deputy chief of investigations at The Wall Street Journal, where she helps manage a team of eight reporters, five data specialists, two news researchers, a videographer and a graphics editor. She also helps coordinate investigations throughout the newsroom... Read More →
avatar for Ellen Gabler

Ellen Gabler

Reporter, The New York Times
Ellen Gabler is an investigative reporter at The New York Times. Before starting at The Times in 2017, she worked for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel where she was a reporter and deputy investigations editor. In 2018, Gabler was part of The New York Times team awarded the Pulitzer... Read More →
avatar for Manny Garcia

Manny Garcia

Regional executive editor, USA TODAY Network
Manny Garcia is the east regional editor of the USA TODAY Network, who oversees 50-plus newsrooms. He previously served as executive editor of the Naples Daily News, andNaplesnews.com and VistaSemanal.com. He currently serves on the boards of ASNE, Reporters Committee for Freedom... Read More →
avatar for George Stanley

George Stanley

Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
George Stanley is chief executive of news for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Gannett’s regional editorial director for 11 Wisconsin markets, including Green Bay and Appleton. Stanley created and developed the Journal Sentinel's investigative and explanatory project process... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Oceans 4 Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

1:45pm

Be Your Own CEO
How can you encourage an entrepreneurial culture in which you utilize new tools to serve unmet needs with great reporting and grow audience, readership, engagement and subscriptions?

Moderators
avatar for George Stanley

George Stanley

Editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
George Stanley is chief executive of news for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Gannett’s regional editorial director for 11 Wisconsin markets, including Green Bay and Appleton. Stanley created and developed the Journal Sentinel's investigative and explanatory project process... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Adair

Bill Adair

Founder; Knight professor of journalism and public policy, PolitiFact; Duke University
Bill Adair is the creator of PolitiFact and the Knight Professor of Journalism and Public Policy at the Sanford School for Public Policy at Duke University. He worked in Washington from 1997 to 2013 where he covered Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, national politics... Read More →
avatar for Manny Garcia

Manny Garcia

Regional executive editor, USA TODAY Network
Manny Garcia is the east regional editor of the USA TODAY Network, who oversees 50-plus newsrooms. He previously served as executive editor of the Naples Daily News, andNaplesnews.com and VistaSemanal.com. He currently serves on the boards of ASNE, Reporters Committee for Freedom... Read More →
avatar for Andy Hall

Andy Hall

Founder, Wisconsin Watch
Andy Hall, a co-founder of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and a former Investigative Reporters and Editors board member, won dozens of awards for his reporting in 26 years at the Wisconsin State Journal and The Arizona Republic. Since the Center’s launch in 2009, he has overseen the Center’s journalistic and financial operations. Hall began his career in 1982 as a copyboy at... Read More →
avatar for Tina Rosenberg

Tina Rosenberg

Co-founder, Solutions Journalism Network
Tina Rosenberg is co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network and co-writer of The New York Times Fixes column. Before Fixes began in 2010, she was an editorial writer for The Times and a contributing editor for the Sunday magazine. Before joining the Times editorial page, she... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Oceans 4 Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

3:00pm

A Culture of Excellence in Difficult Times
As leaders, how do we nurture a culture that lifts people in all departments to do the best work of their careers? How do we help lead our operations to a financially successful business model with great investigative journalism at its core?

Moderators
avatar for Nancy Barnes

Nancy Barnes

Executive editor, Houston Chronicle
Nancy Barnes has been editor and executive vice president of the Houston Chronicle since October 2013. The Houston Chronicle is among the largest newspapers in Texas with Sunday circulation of about 350,000, a daily circulation of about 200,000 and a large daily digital footprint... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Marty Baron

Marty Baron

Executive editor, The Washington Post
Marty Baron is executive editor of The Washington Post, who oversees more than 800 journalists. News organizations under his leadership have won 14 Pulitzer Prizes, including seven at The Post, six at The Boston Globe and one at the Miami Herald. In Boston, he launched an investi... Read More →
avatar for Mike Klingensmith

Mike Klingensmith

CEO and Publisher, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Michael J. Klingensmith is publisher and CEO of the Star Tribune with responsibility forall news and business operations of the company. A native of the Twin Cities, he joinedthe Star Tribune in January 2010 after spending most of his 40-year career inpublishing with Time Inc. in... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Oceans 4 Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

4:15pm

And Justice for All
In a polarized time, when our communities are often segregated into groups that don’t often interact, how do we ensure we are investigating matters of highest importance to all our readers?

Moderators
avatar for Alfredo Carbajal

Alfredo Carbajal

Managing editor; President, Al Día at The Dallas Morning News; ASNE
Alfredo Carbajal is managing editor of Al Día at The Dallas Morning News , where he practices journalism for digital and print platforms in English and Spanish. He has reported and edited news projects in both the U.S. and México. Carbajal is the current president of the Ameri... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Engelberg

Stephen Engelberg

Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica
Stephen Engelberg became editor-in-chief of ProPublica on Jan. 1, 2013, after working as the organiation's founding managing editor from 2008 to 2012. He worked previously as managing editor of The Oregonian in Portland, Oregon, where he supervised investigative projects and news... Read More →
avatar for Mira Lowe

Mira Lowe

Director, Innovation News Center, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
Mira Lowe is director of the Innovation News Center (INC) at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. The INC is an award-winning multimedia newsroom of student journalists and professionals that serves North Central Florida via multiple distribution channels, including the local PBS, NPR and ESPN affiliates. Prior to joining UF last year, Mira was a senior editor at CNN Digital in Atlanta, who managed the planning, execution and programming of various special projects across a global portfolio. She previously led the Features team, overseeing the entertainment, lifestyle, tech, travel and health sections for domestic... Read More →
avatar for Hollis Towns

Hollis Towns

Executive editor, Asbury Park Press and Gannett New Jersey
avatar for Laura Wides-Muñoz

Laura Wides-Muñoz

Author; Former director of news practices/VP of special projects, Formerly at Fusion TV Network
As Director of News Practices at Fusion, Laura provided standards and editorial review for Fusion's duPont Award-winning documentary, "The Naked Truth: Death by Fentanyl"; its Polk Award-winning coverage of the Panama Papers; and its Emmy-nominated documentary, "Prison Kids: Amer... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2018 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Oceans 4 Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821