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Last fall, the George Washington University SPJ Chapter held a discussion about investigative reporting with panelists Mark Feldstein, GWU professor, formerly of CNN and Dateline NBC; Peter Overby, power, money and influence correspondent with National Public Radio; and Mary, Jo Sylwester, sports database editor for USA Today.
Panelists shared with the audience their experiences and adventures in the field of investigative reporting, as well as their techniques for acquiring the information they need. About 25 students attended the program.
Sylwester, who has used computer-assisted reporting in her investigations, talked about how this is changing journalism …