Expert Investigative Journalism Advice with John Carreyrou

Presented at ONA18
September 12, 2018
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In one of the biggest news stories of the year, Wall Street Journal reporter John Carreyrou exposed fraud by the founder of Theranos, a startup promising rapid blood testing and early disease detection. In a culmination of years of investigative work, Carreyrou published a bestselling book, Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup. We’ll walk through the reporting it took to bring a piece that spans science, health and big business to fruition, with expert advice on research and investigative techniques. We’ll be sure to leave plenty of time for Q&A.

This session is designed for:

  • Reporters interested in honing their techniques – long-term investigative and otherwise
  • Editors interested in learning how to make space for long-term projects
  • Anyone interested in going behind-the-scenes on how a major news story came together

Featuring

John Carreyrou
Investigative reporter and author of "Bad Blood", The Wall Street Journal
Shazna Nessa
Deputy Managing Editor, Global Head of Visuals, The Wall Street Journal
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