Today on Your Call: What is the state of investigative journalism?

Jun 27, 2014

On the next Your Call, it’s our Friday media roundtable. This week, we’ll talk about the current state of investigative journalism with Pulitzer-prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston and NY Times reporter Sarah Cohen. They’re in town for the Investigative Reporters & Editors conference, which focuses on the most effective ways of locating documents, gaining access to public records, and finding the best stories. We’ll also talk about what it takes to investigate economic disparities. Join the conversation at ten with Rose Aguilar and You.


David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer prize winning journalist and author, who contributes to Al Jazeera, National Memo and Tax Analysts. He also teaches at Syracuse University College of Law and is the current IRE President.

Sarah Cohen, reporter for The New York Times, where she works on computer-assisted projects. She previously worked as the Knight chair at Duke University, and database editor for the Washington Post. She is Vice President of IRE.

Web Resources:

SF Public Press: Creative Solutions to San Francisco's Housing Crisis

Al Jazeera America: Thanks to WikiLeaks, Public Can Debate Alarming New Trade Deal

National Memo: Heritage Tries its Hand at News, But Forgets the Facts

Al Jazeera America: Higher Taxes Do Not Kill Jobs

NY Times: Hospital Charges Surge for Common Ailments, Data Shows 

NY Times: Sliver of Medicare Doctors Get Big Share of Payouts

NY Times: More Deportations Follow Minor Crimes, Records Show

CBC News: Corporate Tax Avoidance Loophole Closed by EU

DW: Cairo’s Foreign Media Bloodied but Unbowed

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