MODERATOR: Arun Rath, NPR
Jeff Gerth, ProPublica
Megan O'Matz, Sun-Sentinel
Lisa Song, InsideClimate News
Sarah Stillman, The New Yorker
Megan Twohey, Reuters
Jeff Gerth is a senior reporter at ProPublica. Previously, he worked as an investigative reporter at The New York Times from 1976 through 2005. His work has twice been honored with the Pulitzer Prize.
Megan O’Matz is part of a team of investigative reporters for the South Florida Sun Sentinel. She and her colleagues have exposed widespread fraud in FEMA’s disaster aid program, mismanagement and loopholes in Florida’s gun licensing system, and ethical breaches in the governor’s use of private jets provided by wealthy businessmen.
Arun Rath is the new host of All Things Considered on the weekends. Every Saturday and Sunday, Rath and the All Things Considered team offer an hour-long exploration of compelling stories, along with in-depth interviews, breaking news, cultural reviews and reports from NPR bureaus throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Lisa Song joined InsideClimate News in 2011, where she reports on oil sands, environmental health and natural gas drilling. She helped write “The Dilbit Disaster” series, which won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting and the James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism. She previously worked as a freelancer, and has degrees in earth science and science writing from MIT.
Sarah Stillman is a staff writer for The New Yorker and a visiting scholar at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. Her recent work has received the National Magazine Award, the Michael Kelly Award for the “fearless pursuit and expression of truth,” the Overseas Press Club’s Joe & Laurie Dine Award for International Human Rights Reporting, and the Hillman Prize for Magazine Journalism.
Megan Twohey is an investigative reporter for Reuters based in New York. Before joining Reuters, she worked at the Chicago Tribune, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The Moscow Times and National Journal. Her work at the Tribune – exposing untested rape kits, predatory doctors and other flaws in the health care system -led to criminal convictions, new state laws and other reforms in Illinois.