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Reporting During COVID: A Zoom Conversation with the Better Government Association’s Reporters
January 1, 1970 @ 12:00 am
News reporting is essential. When the pandemic shut down business and public life, the Better Government Association’s investigative reporters never stopped tracking down facts.
Join us on Zoom Aug. 12 to hear the inside scoop on how they kept reporting with limited access to officials and public spaces and fought for access to public records.
The BGA turned out stories about failure to provide personal protective gear and other safety measures, fact-checked official statements about the pandemic, and went to court to protect the public’s right of access to Chicago City Council meetings.
Alejandra Cancino, senior investigator, John Chase, director of investigations, and investigator Casey Toner will discuss the steps they took to gain sources’ trust while maintaining a safe social distance—challenges they still confront.
BGA President David Greising will moderate the conversation and audience questions.
Please join us to hear more about how the BGA team continues to shine a light on our government.