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Investigative Reporting: How it's Done

Investigative Reporting: How it's Done 

Tuesday, October 9 at 7 p.m.
Light refreshments at 6:30 p.m.
American University
Katzen Recital Hall
4400 Massachusetts Avenue
Washington, DC

Charles Lewis, executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and creator of the website Investigating Power, will talk about “moments of truth” in recent U.S. history and the journalists behind them.

Two of those journalists, Don Barlett and Jim Steele, authors of the New York Times best-seller, The Betrayal of the American Dream, will talk about how the practices in Washington and on Wall Street continue to hurt the middle class. Barlett and Steele will be available for book signing following the event.

Investigating Power, a multimedia website www.investigatingpower.org, documents "truth to power" moments in contemporary U.S. history and some of the distinguished journalists behind them. And it illuminates the inherent, incalculable value of original, independent reporting in our nation and in the world. Investigating Power is a production of American University's Investigative Reporting Workshop (IRW) and is co-sponsored by the Center for Public Integrity and the Fund for Independence in Journalism.

Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele are the nation’s most honored investigative reporting team who have worked together for more than 40 years, first at The Philadelphia Inquirer (1971-1997), then at Time magazine (1997–2006) and most recently at Vanity Fair since 2006. They have also written eight books, including the 1992 New York Times bestseller America: What Went Wrong? They are the only reporting team ever to have received two Pulitzer Prizes for newspaper reporting and two National Magazine Awards for magazine work. They live in Philadelphia.

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