Posts tagged 'National Press Club'

How do you spell winner?

Posted: Sept. 19, 2013 | Tags: National Press Club

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Photo by Kristen Davis, Investigative Reporting Workshop

Ashley Southall of The New York Times walks up to the lectern for her turn in the

bee after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), third from left, misspells "shenanigans."

A politician again captured the title of Best Speller in the United States when Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia correctly spelled “nonpareil,"  defeating Politico’s Rebecca Sinderbrand in the final round of the Centennial Spelling Bee. The event pitted the press against the pols at the National Press Club in Washington.

The nine journalists on the media team were quick to point out, however ...

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Journalism nonprofits filling in the void

Posted: May 17, 2010 | Tags: journalism-ecosystem, National Press Club

In the past decade, newsrooms have lost nearly a third of their staff due to drastic decreases in advertising revenue, and journalism nonprofits are stepping up to fill in that void.

“We have this very strange landscape today where we have more than two dozen (journalism) nonprofits across the United States and they are proliferating like rabbits,” said Investigative Reporting Workshop’s Executive Editor Charles Lewis at the National Press Club this morning.

Lewis moderated a panel on producing quality journalism in the new media environment with ProPublica Managing Editor Stephen Engelberg and PolitiFact Editor Bill Adair.

Adair explained PolitiFact ...

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CJR: Nonprofits 'moving from the margin'

Posted: May 13, 2010 | Tags: Columbia Journalism Review, journalism-ecosystem, National Press Club

Some predict commercial media will give up altogether on pricey investigative reporting and that nonprofits will continue to take a more prominent role in journalism.

Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis, who has founded four nonprofit journalism organizations, will be on a panel Monday at the National Press Club speaking about how to excel in this new media landscape.

He is quoted in the most recent recent issue of the Columbia Journalism Review about what he refers to as the "emerging ecosystem of investigative reporting."

The CJR piece, by reporter Jill Drew, looks at how nonprofit journalism is breaking new ground ...

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How to turn science into great journalism

At the recent Professional Development Day of the DC Science Writers Association, the largest regional gathering of science writers in the country, a panel of award-winning  journalists and investigators discussed how to identify, pitch and develop science-themed investigations for general audiences. 

Flint offers new model for accountability

Journalists, citizens and academics banded together to expose high levels of lead in the water in Flint, Michigan. Their collaboration is the hidden success story in an otherwise disheartening tale of denial and indifference.

City Council member proposes law in response to investigation

A D.C. lawmaker floated a bill Tuesday that would raise the standards police must meet to carry out search warrants and require the city to pay for property damage when officers raid the wrong houses.

The bill was a response to a Washington Post investigation of 2,000 search warrants that found 284 cases in which D.C. police searched homes for drugs and guns without observing criminal activity on the property. The Post identified a dozen cases in recent years in which police searched homes using incorrect or outdated address information. The raids occurred almost exclusively in black communities.

Read more on this follow-up to the Post investigation, "Probable Cause," which students at the Investigative Reporting Workshop helped to research and report.


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