Investigative reporting takes time and money, this session will explore how reporters can engage with their audience to communicate the intensive resources poured into this type of journalism and how to use their audience to move forward in their reporting.
Digging for records and data, either through FOIA or the courts, is often time-consuming and expensive. But audiences are unlikely to know this if you don’t explain the obstacles you’re facing to provide them with important information. This panel will discuss ways to build audience appreciation for the time and money that goes into fighting for the data and records used in your groundbreaking investigation. It will also discuss how an enthusiastic audience can help you overcome request denials and other obstacles.
- Katie Townsend
Legal Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
- Michael Morisy
Founder and chief executive, MuckRock