Nonprof news orgs and pubcasters take part in investigative reporting symposium

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Pubcasters were well represented at the fourth annual Reva and David Logan Investigative Reporting Symposium this past weekend, sponsored by Berkeley University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Here’s a followup by reporter Chris O’Brien of the San Jose Mercury News, on MediaShift. Participating in panels were: David Fanning and Raney Aronson-Rath of Frontline; Susanne Reber of NPR; Linda Winslow of PBS Newshour; and reporter Amy Isackson of KPBS, San Diego. O’Brien calls the meeting “inspiring,” and takes note of the attendance of reps from nonprofit news orgs that didn’t exist until the last year or two. “Whatever one thinks of the wisdom of these models, I take it as a positive sign that people are moving past the talking phase and into the doing phase,” he notes.

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