SPJ 2020 Journalism Conference • Sept. 12-13, 2020




September 19th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
‘Making a Murderer’ – And Covering Him

The Netflix docuseries, Making a Murderer, has sparked national interest in Steven Avery who was convicted for the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2007. Halbach was a photographer for Auto Trade Magazine and went to Avery’s property in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin to take pictures of the family’s salvage yard.


September 19th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Recap from ‘Spotlight’ and the Future of Investigative Journalism: A Q&A with Marty Baron

“Our loyalty is not to our sources — it is to our readers.” Marty Baron, editor of The Washington Post and former editor of the Boston Globe, kept his loyalty to readers in one of the most controversial stories in news reporting.


September 18th, 2016 • 2016: New Orleans
Video highlights from ‘How Well Does the Media Cover Mass Murders?’

(see related story) Anchor/reporter Casey Ferrand conducts a panel of guest speakers, who discuss media coverage of mass shootings as well as accuracy in reporting, ethics, and responsibility. Tom Teves, co-founder of No Notoriety and father of Aurora shooting victim, describes the call he received when he learned about his son’s fate.



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