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Investigative journalism conference is March 21

  • By: Cassidy Grom
  • Published: Mar 16, 2015 9:30AM

Taylor University will host an investigative journalism conference Saturday, March 21, beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Chrissie Thompson, reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, and John Stoll, automotive editor and Detroit Bureau Chief for The Wall Street Journal, are keynote speakers.

Thompson, a Taylor University graduate, is known for uncovering the state’s secretive launch of the country’s most permissive facial recognition system. Stoll oversees coverage of the global automotive industry and is responsible for monitoring dozens of companies.

“Both of the keynotes are Christian journalists who have made a name for themselves in mainstream media,” said Associate Professor of Media Communication Dr. Donna Downs.

In addition to keynotes, breakout sessions and webinars focusing on topics such as “reporting on conflict and the government” and online search techniques are scheduled throughout the day.

The public is invited. Taylor University students, faculty and staff are admitted free; tickets for the general public are $12.00 at the door.

The conference is hosted by The Echo, Taylor’s award-winning student newspaper, and partially funded by a grant from the Taylor University Women’s Giving Circle.

For more information and to register, visit tuinvestigativejournalism.com. For questions, contact The Echo co-editor-in-chief and senior journalism major David Adams at david_adams1@taylor.edu, or Donna Downs at dndowns@taylor.edu.