A panel of experts discuss the complexities of investigative journalism from an editor's perspective. They discuss the challenges of going in-depth on a story, and explore the new opportunities that online media presents.
The editors include: Jim Impoco (Reuters), Bill Marimow (The Philadelphia Inquirer), Rhonda Schwartz (ABC News), Clara Jeffery (Mother Jones), James Neff (Seattle Times). The panel is moderated by Lowell Bergman and IRP Fellow Matt Isaacs.
Lowell Bergman, Director of the Investigative Reporting Program, is also a producer and correspondent for the PBS documentary series Frontline, and the Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Journalism at the Graduate School of Journalism.
Jim Impoco is a New York-based writer and a former Sunday business editor of The New York Times; he covered the rise and fall of the Japanese bubble economy as a foreign correspondent for U.S. News & World Report and as a reporter for The Associated Press.
Clara Jeffery is editor-in-chief of Mother Jones magazine. Before joining the staff of Mother Jones, she was a senior editor of Harper’s magazine, where she worked for almost seven years. Seven pieces that she edited have been finalists for National Magazine Awards, in the categories of essay, profile, reporting, public interest, and fiction.
Works she edited have also been selected to appear in various editions of Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, Best American Sports Writing, and Best American Science Writing. While at Harper’s, she also conceived and organized a series of public forums broadcast on WNYC. Previously, Jeffery worked at Washington City Paper, where she wrote and edited political, investigative, and narrative features, was a columnist, and frequently appeared on FOX-TV’s reporters’ roundtable on behalf of the paper.
Jeffery received an MSJ with honors from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 1993 and graduated cum laude from Carleton College in 1989. She grew up in Arlington, Virginia.
William Marimow is the editor and executive vice president of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
T. Christian Miller
T. Christian Miller joined ProPublica in 2008 as a senior reporter based in Washington, D.C. He spent the previous 11 years reporting for the Los Angeles Times. His work included coverage of the 2000 presidential campaign and three years as a bureau chief for the Times, responsible for 10 countries in South and Central America.
James Neff is the Investigations Editor at the Seattle Times.
Rhonda Schwartz is a Senior Investigative Producer for ABC News. Ms. Schwartz joined ABC News in 1995, along with Chief Correspondent Brian Ross, to form the Brian Ross Investigative Unit.
The unit provides breaking news and in-depth investigative reporting for all the ABC News programs, including World News Tonight with Peter Jennings, Good Morning America, 20/20, Prime Time Thursday and Nightline.