InquireFirst Executive Director S. Lynne Walker conducted an investigative journalism workshop in Monterrey, Mexico, in September 2016. Walker will direct the inaugural InquireFirst international journalism symposium in San Diego in November.
InquireFirst to hold inaugural journalism symposium in November
SAN DIEGO – Executive Director S. Lynne Walker will conduct InquireFirst’s inaugural investigative journalism symposium Nov. 14-18 in San Diego.
At least 20 Latin American journalists will attend the symposium titled “Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age: Using Technology to Tell Our Stories.” Print, radio, television and on-line journalists from Venezuela, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Honduras, Panama and Mexico will attend the intensive, five-day symposium.
The symposium, which will be conducted entirely in Spanish, will focus on the use of emerging technology in investigative storytelling. U.S. and Latin American experts will provide training on data research and low-cost and no-cost digital tools to conduct investigative reporting.
Journalists will meet with Pulitzer Prize-winning reporters and editors to discuss environmental investigative reporting. They will have frank and open discussions with U.S. journalists with deep experience in Latin America about the coverage of drug trafficking and corruption. And they will meet with experts on cyber security, global access to information and journalist safety. Read more
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Nearly 80 journalists working in more than a half-dozen countries applied for the fellowships. The winners were chosen following interviews and a thorough review of detailed proposals, work samples and references.
Douglass will use the grant to help fund her reporting on InquireFirst’s inaugural project, an in-depth examination of the nation’s deteriorating water infrastructure and water quality protections, with an emphasis on issues beyond those highlighted by the Flint, Mich., water disaster. Her first stories will be released in the fall.
A previous finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award, Douglass’ stories have led to appearances on The Rachel Maddow Show, Public Radio International and Chicago public radio, as well as in a PBS documentary about turmoil in the defense industry. She is a former staff writer for The San Diego Union-Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and InsideClimateNews. Read more