Investigative Reporting in the Wake of a Disaster

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Investigate post-disaster stories.

Type: Webinar

Originally Broadcast On: September 28, 2017

Time Estimate: One hour and fifteen minutes.

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Description

Journalists in Houston and across Florida and the Caribbean face a tough challenge ahead: reporting on wide-ranging and lasting effects of recent hurricanes, while also responding to the storm’s impact on their own lives.

Our training allows journalists in Texas, Florida and around the country the opportunity to learn from industry experts and colleagues who faced extreme circumstances while reporting on and living through natural disasters.

This webinar is presented by Al Tompkins and will feature Sally Keston, a Pulitzer-Prize winning investigative journalist from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, and Lee Zurik, an investigative reporter for WVUE in New Orleans since 2009.

WHAT WILL I LEARN:

  • How to investigate post-disaster fraud
  • How to build trust in a beleaguered community
  • How to cover a story that affects you directly

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE:

Journalists who are investigating government response and following up on recovery stories in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

COURSE INSTRUCTORS:

Al Tompkins

Al Tompkins is The Poynter Institute’s senior faculty for broadcasting and online. He has taught thousands of journalists, journalism students and educators in newsrooms around the world. His teaching focused on writing, reporting, storytelling, ethics, critical thinking, photojournalism, social media and online journalism.