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Friday, October 13 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Trump Inc.: Covering the Trump Family Businesses

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Media outlets have rushed to establish beats reporting on the business interests of the President and those close to him. Investigative reporters are now probing everything from his decades-old ties with Russian businessmen to recent goings on at Trump-branded properties in order to uncover the hidden details and possible conflicts in the businesses run by the President and his family.

The McGraw Center for Business Journalism will bring together several of the top reporters and editors on the beat to discuss what it took to produce their pieces. We’ll talk about how they developed their ideas and approached the reporting, what investigative techniques they’ve employed, and how they’ve broken through when the inevitable roadblocks arose. We’ll also talk about where the story goes from here and what areas deserve further investigation. 


Moderator
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Jane Sasseen

Executive Director, McGraw Center for Business Journalism
Jane Sasseen is the executive director of the McGraw Center for Business Journalism. An award-winning financial journalist with 30 years experience covering global business and economics from senior editorial posts in New York, Washington D.C. and Paris, she spent 15 years at Bus... Read More →

Speakers
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Andrea Bernstein

Senior editor for politics & policy, WNYC News
Peabody award–winning journalist Andrea Bernstein is Senior Editor for Politics & Policy for WNYC News.   She has previously served as Metro Editor, Political Director, Director of Transportation Nation, and Senior Reporter. | | Bernstein joined the WNYC news staff in 1998. She&rsquo... Read More →
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Kevin G. Hall

Chief economics correspondent and senior investigative reporter, McClatchy Newspapers
Kevin G. Hall is a senior investigator and chief economics correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. He shared the 2016 Pulitzer Prize as part of the Panama Papers team, and is a 2010 Pulitzer finalist and Loeb Award winner for reporting on Wall Street and the financial crisis. From 1999 to 2005 Hall was Knight... Read More →
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John Kelly

Data and investigations editor, USA Today
John Kelly is the Data & Investigations Editor at USA TODAY, leading investigative and data-driven journalism across the USA TODAY Network since 2013. In that time, his national team’s work has been recognized as a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Investigative Reporting in 2017 and a... Read More →
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David Kocieniewski

Investigative reporter, Bloomberg News
David Kocieniewski is an investigative business reporter and two-time Pulitzer winner whose work focuses on the perpetual battle of private interests vs. public policy. | | As a member of Bloomberg Businessweek's Trump Conflicts Team since December 2016, he has written extensively about former national security advisor Michael Flynn's KGB business partner and the interplay between the business dealings and government duties of both President Trump and his son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner. | | Before joining Bloomberg in 2015, David worked for two decades as a staff reporter for the New York Times, covering law enforcement, politics and business. His reports about House Ways and Means Chairman Chares Rangel's policy favors for donors led to a Congressional censure; and his work exposing how Goldman Sachs rigged the aluminum market spurred both Congress and the Federal Reserve to tighten regulations on investment banks. | | He was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for his series of stories... Read More →

Sponsors
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The McGraw Center for Business Journalism

Our mission at the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism is to enhance the quality and depth of business and economic news coverage. Financed by a $3 million grant from the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Family Foundation, the Center was established at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in January 2014 to support veteran business journalists and train young reporters entering the field. The McGraw Center will commission in-depth stories on serious economic and business topics through the newly-established McGraw Fellowships in Business Journalism. The Fellowships will provide experienced journalists with a stipend of $5,000 a month for up to three months to produce a distinguished piece of investigative, analytic or narrative business journalism... Read More →


Friday October 13, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism - Newsroom 219 W 40th St, Third Floor, New York, NY 10018