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SL Tribune crime reporter to talk about investigative journalism

February 3rd, 2011 Posted in Opinion

LOGAN—NATE CARLISLE, a crime reporter at The Salt Lake Tribune, comes to USU on Monday, Feb. 7, to give a presentation on investigative reporting techniques for JCOM students and Statesman staffers.

Carlisle, a veteran reporter at the Tribune (see some examples of his work here), also will discuss IRE—the national association of Investigate Reporters & Editors.

IRE, headquartered at the University of Missouri, is “a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting,” founded in 1975 to create a worldwide network of journalists who share ideas and techniques.

Carlisle will discuss examples of stories that employ investigative reporting techniques, pointing out how such approaches create greater depth and detail.

The visiting professional seminar will be in AnSci 303 at 4 p.m., and is sponsored by the Hard News Café and the USU Department of Journalism & Communication’s Morris Media & Society Event Series. Space is limited, so come early. Refreshments provided.

For more information, contact the JCOM Department, or Ted Pease.

The Sp2011 Morris Media & Society Event Series:

• Jan. 24-25: James McGrath Morris, author of a definitive new biography of newspaper baron Joseph Pulitzer, speaks on Pulitzer: A Life in Politics, Print and Power, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, ESCL 046. He also will be on UPR’s “Access Utah.” See story.

• Feb. 7: Nate Carlisle, Salt Lake Tribune crime reporter, comes to campus to meet with journalism students and members of the Statesman staff to discuss investigative reporting techniques, and promote IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors). 4 p.m. AnSci 303. Refreshments!

• Feb. 11: John Dimick, vice president/programming and operations, Lincoln Financial Media, Atlanta, Ga., “You Can Take the Boy Out of the Country…” co-sponsored with the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dinstinguished Alumni Series, David Haight Alumni Center, USU, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

• Feb. 17: Mandalit del Barco, National Public Radio’s West Coast correspondent whose stories range from natural disasters (Haiti’s earthquake) to social trends (legalizing marijuana) to culture (the Grammy and Academy awards), speaks on Haiti, Hemp & Hollywood: Covering the World on NPR. 12-1:15 p.m., Eccles Conference Center Auditorium. Co-sponsored by Utah Public Radio with support from the USU Provost’s Office.

Feb. 22: Paul Murphy, public information officer for Utah Atty. Gen. Mark Shurtleff, sponsored by USU’s PRSSA Chapter. Details to come.

• March 17 Nancy Conway, editor, The Salt Lake Tribune, on The Myth of the Dying Newspaper. Details to come.

• April 12RonNell Anderson Jones, USU alumna, BYU law professor and former clerk for Supreme Court Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, on legal issues for a free press in a changing media landscape: The Blame Game: The People, The Press, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Details to come.

All Morris Media & Society Events are free and open to the public.

Also of interest: March 24-25: PRSSA Mountain West Regional Conference—one of 12 nationally sanctioned events of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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