"Tainted Justice" is a Pulitzer Prize-winning series by Barbara Laker and Wendy Ruderman of the Philadelphia Daily News on alleged corruption among members of a narcotics squad.
"Grading the Teachers" by Jason Felch investigates how effective Los Angeles Unified School District teachers have been at improving their students' performance on standardized tests.
"The Apostate" by Lawrence Wright is a profile on Paul Haggis versus the Church of Scientology.
CBS News/Sports Illustrated Piece on "College Football and Crime."
The 3-day Logan Symposium now in its 5th year, serves a number of key constituencies. Culling together a group of dedicated investigative reporters, academics, philanthropists, media experts and graduate students, the invite only event is an industry must. Once a humble commitment to host an annual lecture in the name of its benefactors, the Logan Symposium quickly rose in popularity as "one of the most influential events of its kind," according to the Seattle Times. Covered and attended by a veritable ‘who’s who' in investigative reporting, the conference dissects controversial topics in the field, hosts internationally renowned panelists, and examines key factors of change in investigative reporting.
Jason Felch is a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where he specializes in investigative journalism. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, he reported on Latin America, petroleum and other issues for a number of outlets, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, and FRONTLINE/World.
Michael Isikoff joined NBC News in July 2010 as national investigative correspondent. He had been at Newsweek since 1994 as an investigative correspondent. He has written extensively on the U.S. government's war on terrorism, the Abu Ghraib scandal, campaign-finance and congressional ethics abuses, presidential politics and other national issues.
Armen Keteyian was named CBS News' chief investigative correspondent in February 2006.
Keteyian had been a special features reporter for CBS Sports since 1997, primarily roaming the sidelines during top NFL games and covering the league for "The NFL Today." He contributed to the network's coverage of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship and Final Four, and hosted and co-wrote CBS Sports' coverage of the Tour de France for the past four years.
Keteyian also was a featured correspondent for HBO Sports' "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" since 1997. Additionally, Keteyian co-produced and co-wrote "A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers," a 2002 documentary aired as part of HBO Sports' "Sports of the 20th Century" series.
Keteyian is the recipient of eight Emmy Awards, including four for CBS Sports, three for coverage of the Tour de France (2002-04) and one for a Super Bowl pre-game piece about NFL quarterbacks and their sons (2005). He also has two Sports Journalism Emmys for "Real Sports" - a report on the financing of the Bank One Ballpark in Arizona (1998) and a story on high school basketball star Amare Stoudemire (2001).
Barbara Laker is a reporter and editor at Philadephia Daily News. Laker is a native of Kent, England. Laker came to the United States with her family when she was 12. In high school, as Watergate broke, Barbara knew she wanted to be a reporter. She graduated from the University of Missouri Journalism School in 1979.
A reporter for more than 30 years, Barbara has worked for the Clearwater Sun, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Dallas Times-Herald and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, before joining the Philadelphia Daily News in 1993.
She has written about everything from murder and corruption to AIDS and child abuse. At the Daily News, she has been a general assignment reporter, assistant city editor and investigative reporter. With Daily News colleague Wendy Ruderman, she won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism for their series, "Tainted Justice," about a rogue narcotics squad in the Philadelphia Police Department.
Wendy Ruderman is a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News. Ruderman has been a newspaper reporter for more than 15 years. After graduating from Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) with a bachelor's in communications in 1991, she landed her first journalism job as editor of a small weekly newspaper, the Williamstown Plain Dealer. She left the Plain Dealer in 1993 and joined the public relations staff at WHYY-TV and 91FM in Philadelphia, where she helped publicize PBS and NPR programs, including "Fresh Air with Terry Gross." Ruderman then earned a master's from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. She went on to cover both administrations of governors Christie Whitman and James McGreevey, working in the statehouse bureau of the Trenton Times, Associated Press and Bergen Record. From 1997 through 2002, Ruderman aggressively covered Trenton and broke several major stories about racial profiling by the New Jersey State Police. In December 2002, the Philadelphia Inquirer hired her as a staff writer. She was assigned to the Inquirer's investigative team before joining the Philadelphia Daily New in 2007. Ruderman, along with fellow Daily News reporter Barbara Laker, won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting for their year-long series on a rogue squad of Philadelphia narcotics officers. Ruderman and Laker are co-authors of a forthcoming book, Midnight in The City of Brotherly Love.
Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright gives an insider account of his groundbreaking expose on the Church of Scientology. He discusses the precautions he took while writing about the notoriously litigious organization, explaining that at one point there were five fact checkers working on the piece.