NYDEO: The State of Investigative Reporting: Nationally and in Georgia 02/28/20

Click link for list of topics. Membership is not required to read content or to watch Nydeos.
Post Reply
User avatar
Nydia Tisdale
Posts: 5995
Joined: August 23rd, 2010, 12:00 pm
Location: Roswell, GA
Contact:

NYDEO: The State of Investigative Reporting: Nationally and in Georgia 02/28/20

Post by Nydia Tisdale » March 9th, 2020, 1:30 pm



The State of Investigative Reporting: Nationally and in Georgia

What’s ahead nationally and in Georgia for hard-hitting investigative reporting, featuring opening remarks from 4-time Pulitzer Prize winner David Barstow.

Keynote:
• David Barstow, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley

Moderator:
• Richard T. Griffiths, Georgia First Amendment Foundation, Atlanta

Panelists:
• Shawn McIntosh, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta
• Dale Russell, Fox 5 I-Team, Atlanta
• Ashley Fantz, CNN, Atlanta

29th Annual Georgia Bar, Media & Judiciary Conference
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 12:15 p.m.
State Bar Headquarters / Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia Judges, Journalists and Lawyers And the First Amendment
A Primer on Recurring and Emerging Issues and the Law

Conference AGENDA and panelists’ BIOGRAPHIES.

#Nydeo by Nydia Tisdale for AboutForsyth.com. Please $upport nydeos via PayPal.



User avatar
Nydia Tisdale
Posts: 5995
Joined: August 23rd, 2010, 12:00 pm
Location: Roswell, GA
Contact:

David Barstow, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley — biography

Post by Nydia Tisdale » March 9th, 2020, 1:32 pm

DAVID BARSTOW is a former senior writer at The New York Times and the first reporter to ever win four Pulitzer Prizes. Named the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism in July 2019, he is now the head of investigative reporting at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Barstow joined The Times in 1999 and became a member of the paper’s Investigative unit in 2002. He is the recipient of three Polk Awards, the Goldsmith Prize, the Alfred I. duPont Silver Baton, the Barlett and Steele Gold Medal, a Loeb Award, the Sidney Hillman Award, the Daniel Pearl Award for Investigative Reporting, two Sigma Delta Chi awards for distinguished service, the Peabody Award, the Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, the Mirror Award, an Overseas Press Club Citation, two Society of American Business Editors and Writers awards, and the Gold Keyboard.

Before joining The Times, he reported for The St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times) in Florida, where he was a finalist for three Pulitzers. Before that, he was a reporter at The Times-Union in Rochester, N.Y., and The Green Bay Press-Gazette in Wisconsin. Barstow is a native of Concord, Mass., and a graduate of Northwestern University, which honored him with a Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010. He was inducted into the Hall of Achievement at the university’s Medill School of Journalism in 2015.

User avatar
Nydia Tisdale
Posts: 5995
Joined: August 23rd, 2010, 12:00 pm
Location: Roswell, GA
Contact:

Richard T. Griffiths, Georgia First Amendment Foundation, Atlanta — biography

Post by Nydia Tisdale » March 9th, 2020, 1:34 pm

RICHARD T. GRIFFITHS currently serves as President Emeritus of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, volunteering his time to focus on government access and free speech issues. Until he retired in March 2017, Griffiths held the position of Vice-President and Senior Editorial Director for CNN, responsible for global editorial quality control. In the nearly three years since his retirement, Griffiths has consulted on and taught journalism ethics, investigative reporting, and editorial management in the United States, Canada, Jamaica, Poland, Switzerland and Australia. He is the Stembler Distinguished Visiting Professional at the University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism and in 2017 was named Distinguished Industry Fellow at the Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia.

For more than twenty years at CNN, Griffiths oversaw “the Row,” the global network's editorial quality control operation. His responsibilities included editorial oversight of CNN’s investigative journalism and the network’s fact-checking operations during the 2008, 2012, and 2016 Presidential elections. Griffiths also led the CNN investigation into the 9/11 attacks, for which the team won a National Headliner award. Before taking on his editorial oversight role, Griffiths produced documentaries and special investigations for CNN.

From 1984-1991, Griffiths was a producer for CBS News based in Atlanta and Los Angeles. His many global assignments included reporting on South African apartheid, the fall of both Baby Doc Duvalier and General Avril in Haiti, aviation safety, NASA’s Space Shuttle program, and Reagan’s Western White House. Griffiths also was a long-form producer for WFAA-TV in Dallas; an investigative producer for KTVI-TV in Saint Louis; a producer and reporter for WFMY-TV in Greensboro, N.C.; a news director and reporter for WGBG-Radio in Greensboro; and a stringer for United Press International. He began his journalism career as a college radio reporter in 1974. Over his career, Griffiths’ work has been recognized with two Emmys, five Peabody awards, and two Investigative Reporters and Editors medals.

Since his retirement, Griffiths has crafted art pieces designed to give historical context to the current tensions between politicians and independent journalism. Griffiths studied at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is originally from Britain. He is married to Debbie, a Certified Public Accountant. They have two married children and one adorable
grandchild.

User avatar
Nydia Tisdale
Posts: 5995
Joined: August 23rd, 2010, 12:00 pm
Location: Roswell, GA
Contact:

Shawn McIntosh, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta — biography

Post by Nydia Tisdale » March 9th, 2020, 1:36 pm

SHAWN MCINTOSH is editorial director at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and ajc.com, leading the news content department and coverage of local communities, politics and state government, arts and entertainment, business, education and journalism on topics from public safety to education to race and culture. Her career has been dedicated to investigative journalism and her mandate at the AJC includes ambitious investigative public service projects each year. She’s edited investigations at newspapers including The AJC, The Dallas Morning News and USA TODAY. She was top editor of The Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi’s largest newspaper, and served more than a decade on the board of directors of Investigative Reporters and Editors. McIntosh spent a year in a journalism ethics leadership fellowship with the Poynter Institute and has served four times as a Pulitzer Prize juror. She is on the journalism advisory board for ProPublica, a national non-profit investigative journalism newsroom, and on the board of directors of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation.

User avatar
Nydia Tisdale
Posts: 5995
Joined: August 23rd, 2010, 12:00 pm
Location: Roswell, GA
Contact:

Dale Russell, Fox 5 I-Team, Atlanta — biography

Post by Nydia Tisdale » March 9th, 2020, 1:38 pm

DALE RUSSELL is the FOX 5 I-Team’s senior investigative reporter and government watchdog. He has spent more than 30 years investigating some of Atlanta’s biggest stories. His investigations have helped shape Georgia’s political history; toppling people in power, exposing waste and corruption, sparking criminal investigations, and changing laws. Dale’s entire journalism career has been right here in Atlanta, where he began as a freelance newspaper and magazine writer. He went on to work as a reporter for WGST News Radio and then moved into television as an investigative reporter.

Dale has broken important stories while covering some of the nation’s biggest events, including the Atlanta Child Murders, the Olympic Park bombing, and the September 11th terrorist attacks. His exposes on Georgia’s Speaker of the House, Glenn Richardson, and presidential candidate Herman Cain led to dramatic changes in the state and nation’s political landscape. His examination of racial profiling by US Customs agents at Atlanta’s airport led to a nationwide overhaul of customs searches. In 2005, he traveled to Iraq to embed with the Georgia National Guard during its historic wartime deployment.

Dale has won more than 50 journalism awards, including broadcasting's highest honor, the George Foster Peabody Award. Atlanta Magazine, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Creative Loafing, and The Atlanta Press Club have all named him as the city’s top TV journalist. Georgia Trend Magazine selected him as one of Georgia’s 100 Most Influential People. He has been inducted into the NATAS Southeast Silver Circle, honoring the state’s top television professionals.

A former high school counselor, Dale is a board member of the Georgia First Amendment Foundation, which fights for openness in government. Dale attended the University of Georgia and graduated from Georgia State with a BS in education. The Atlanta native has two children and lives with his wife in the DeKalb County neighborhood where he was raised.

User avatar
Nydia Tisdale
Posts: 5995
Joined: August 23rd, 2010, 12:00 pm
Location: Roswell, GA
Contact:

Ashley Fantz, CNN, Atlanta — biography

Post by Nydia Tisdale » March 9th, 2020, 1:40 pm

ASHLEY FANTZ has been a reporter for CNN since 2006. With CNN Investigates, she reports on crime, military issues and gender violence. Her 2018 investigation "Destroyed" — which won an Eppy award and was nominated for an Emmy — revealed that dozens of law enforcement agencies across the nation have destroyed rape kits — many never tested for DNA — in unsolved cases. In at least 400 cases, prosecutions still could have been made. The story caused change: several police departments stopped destroying rape kits, launched internal reviews and revised their investigative practices. Inspired by the story, a Georgia lawmaker drafted legislation, which passed the legislature in 2019, mandating the preservation of rape kits. A leading non-profit that advocates for sexual violence survivors created model legislation encouraging the same action in other states.

Following that investigation, Fantz turned to Asheville, N.C., to unearth a story about a longtime charity leader's criminal charge involving a sex crime committed against a teenage girl. The survivor, now 47, told her story for the first time to CNN. Those revelations — and Ashley's reporting on the charity leader's dubious awards — ultimately led to the man leaving the charity and other organizations stripping him of several honors.

Her multimedia investigation "The Uncounted" revealed that military family members are committing and contemplating suicide just as service members and veterans are taking their own lives. The story showed the military's failure to track family member suicides.

Before joining CNN, Fantz was a general assignment reporter with the Miami Herald covering the state's child welfare system and the criminal justice beat. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 46 guests