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

Presented at ONA23
October 11, 2023
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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.

This session, recorded before a live audience at ONA23: Philadelphia on Aug. 26, 2023, highlights:

  • 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 was 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

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