Investigative Reporting

September 22, 2022, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm ET

What does it take to be an investigative reporter?   How do you identify untold stories, dig deep to locate suppressed documents, interviews, and data, and finally put it all together, reporting with the depth and insights  great investigative stories require?

Three leaders in the field — Yasmeen Abutaleb from The Washington Post, Ryan McNeill, the deputy editor for global journalism at Reuters in London, and Dr. Deborah Nelson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and professor of investigative journalism at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, Univ. of Maryland, will describe their journeys and share their expertise in this must-see ASJA panel.  Be there September 22nd, 2 pm – 3:30 pm EDT.





Webinar Speakers

Yasmeen Abutaleb

Yasmeen Abutaleb is a White House reporter with The Washington Post. Before that, she covered national health policy for The Post and covered the White House response to the coronavirus pandemic under Presidents Trump and Biden. Yasmeen also co-authored the New York Times No. 1 Bestseller, “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration Response to the Pandemic That Changed History” with her colleague Damian Paletta. Before that, Yasmeen spent five years as a reporter at Reuters, where she covered health care in Washington, D.C. and social media companies in San Francisco before that.

Ryan McNeill

Ryan McNeill is the London-based deputy editor for the Reuters global data journalism team. He relocated to London in 2018 after six years in New York for Reuters. Previously, McNeill has worked on enterprise stories about failures in the National Flood Insurance Program, antibiotic resistant infections, sea level rise and the underground market for adopted children. He has previously worked for The Dallas Morning News, South Florida Sun-Sentinel and The Oklahoman. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.

Deborah Nelson

Deborah Nelson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and professor of investigative journalism at Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland.  She has co-authored series on superbugs, climate change and military housing for Reuters that earned top honors from the National Academies of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Scripps Howard Foundation, Sidney Hillman Foundation, Overseas Press Club, John B. Oakes, Society of Professional Journalists, White House Correspondents’ Association and National Press Club. She also authored The War Behind Me (Basic Books 2008), a critically acclaimed book on U.S. war crimes in Vietnam. Before joining the Philip Merrill College of Journalism faculty, she worked for the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post and Seattle Times.