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A Look At The Future Of Investigative Reporting, Just In Time For IRE Conference

TVNewser contributor Alissa Krinsky‘s timing sure is good. She has a piece up on the future of investigative journalism just in time for the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference this weekend, held this year in Baltimore.

Krinsky also interviews Aram Roston, who was formerly with NBC based in DC and who now freelances for publications like GQ. “For years, people have been talking about how it was in the ‘good old days,’” he says. “Obviously, [investigative TV reporting is] maybe not where it was, but there are very powerful [network] units, and they’re doing really good work.”

Read on here.

Speakers at the IRE conference include: WaPo‘s Bob Woodward, VF‘s Donald Barlett and James Steele, NYT‘s Jill Abramson and Dean Baquet, ABC’s Brian Ross, investigative reporter Seymour Hersh, CBS’ Armen Keteyian and Byron Pitts, and David Simon, creator of “The Wire” and a longtime Baltimore journalist. CNN-US President Jon Klein will also give this year’s keynote address. More info is available on IRE’s website.

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Taking Out The Trash

What we almost missed today…

• Former NBC producer Aram Roston has a piece in GQ this month on Texas billionair Allen Stanford, “Did This Man Pull Off The Most Brazen Swindle Of All?

• So as FishbowlNY put it, Twitter can be very helpful to journalists, whether they’re promoting their own work, seeking sources or just looking for what everyone is talking about. In light of Twitter’s popularity, WSJ editor Alix Freedman sent an email yesterday to staffers outlining new conduct guidelines that specifically instruct reporters how to handle themselves on Twitter.

• WebNewser has obtained a memo sent from NPR SVP of News Ellen Weiss about some leadership changes as public radio continues to change with the times including an audience that continues to fractionalize. NPR went through a re-org after about 18 months ago and, writes Weiss, “Since that time it has become even clearer to me that we must deepen the integration of our newsroom, establish better and faster communication between units in News and others in the organization, and foster even more ambitious, distinctive storytelling and enterprise reporting every day on our shows and online.” Dick Meyer, Editorial Director of NPR Digital, will now oversee newsgathering across all platforms. Read on here.

• Want an internship at HuffPost? Be prepared to shell out $13,000.

Upcoming Events to Check Out

Tomorrow at 1pm at Politics & Prose Aram Roston discusses his profile of Ahmed Chalabi, “The Man Who Pushed America to War.”

Then on Monday, a moment we’ve all been waiting for… the Sunday Show Showdown, I mean Summit. We see them around the same time every weekend, but never on the same stage. They come together for the CSIS Schieffer Series at 5pm Monday at CSIS. The panel will be moderated by CBS’ Bob Schieffer and will include NBC’s David Gregory, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and Fox’s Chris Wallace.

Morning Reading List 02.10.09

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