State of Affairs: The Impact of State-Level Investigative Journalism

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While some news organizations are pulling back on state-level journalism, these Collier Prize award-winning investigations demonstrate the impact of covering state government. From abuse at juvenile detention facilities, to a governor shipping migrants out of state, to corruption at a state bar regulator, all of these stories led to criminal probes or meaningful reform.

Attendees will learn about:


  • The impact of covering state government
  • The power of collaboration in investigations
  • The challenges of covering vulnerable communities
  • The opportunity of not overlooking obvious stories

This session is designed for:


  • Journalists who want to learn more about techniques and strategies for data journalism
  • Technologists who want to learn more about tools used to mine data for investigative stories


Sarah Blaskey
Investigative Journalist, Miami Herald

Erin Einhorn
National Reporter, NBC News
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Harriet Ryan
Investigative Reporter, Los Angeles Times
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Randy Bennett
Executive Director, External Relations, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
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