On Accountability: A Dinner Conversation with Michael LaForgia
Michael LaForgia, Ferris Professor of Journalism and investigative reporter for The New York Times
March 29, 2018 · 7:00 pm—8:00 pm · Private Dining Room, Mathey College
Michael LaForgia, an investigative reporter for The New York Times, joins Joe Stephens, Ferris Professor of Journalism in Residence, to discuss how investigative reporters dig out hidden facts to right wrongs and improve society.
LaForgia recently joined The Times’ investigative team from The Tampa Bay Times, where he was investigations editor. As a reporter at the Florida newspaper, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting twice in just three years—in 2014 for exposing problems in a program for the homeless, and in 2016 for a series on a school district’s neglect of black students. He is teaching how to write compelling investigative stories as a visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism this semester.
Professor Stephens is a veteran investigative projects reporter who spent two decades at The Washington Post, and leads the Walter Lord Society and its series of public affairs dinner discussions.
Fill a plate at the Mathey servery and bring it downstairs to the PDR to join in this illuminating exchange.
Please RSVP to Margo Bresnen at firstname.lastname@example.org.