This year, some of the biggest and most important stories broken in DC have been the result of a government whistleblower sharing information with a journalist. Whistleblowers and journalists are essential partners, but those relationships are more at risk than ever.
The Society of Professional Journalists and the Government Accountability Project invite you to a training that will offer journalists key insights and tips for working with whistleblowers to report on serious violations of public trust while ensuring the employee source is not put at greater risk of reprisal in the process.
Space is limited! Reserve your seat today! Registration closes on Oct. 1. No tickets will be available at the door.
The topics presented by trained legal experts will include:
- Whistleblowing 101: What (and who) is a Whistleblower?
- The Legal Landscape: The Complicated Patchwork of Whistleblower Protection Laws
- Working with Whistleblowers
- The Primacy of Trust
- Unique Challenges of Working with Whistleblowers
- Practical Pointers
- Locating whistleblowers
- Preserving Anonymity
- FOIA work based on whistleblowers
When: October 2, 2017, 5:30-7:00 pm (food provided)
Cost: Free to SPJ members and Georgetown students; $5.00 for non-members.
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