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Sorry for the late notice, but I’ll be appearing on an investigative reporting panel today at Berkeley. Details below:
Investigative Reporting Seminar with Professor Lowell Bergman
When: April 3, 2009, 11:00 am — 1:00 pm
Where: North Gate Library, Hearst at Euclid Avenue, Berkeley
Tickets: This is a free event.
As part of the 3rd Annual Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting April 3-5th, Professor Lowell Bergman’s weekly investigative reporting for print and television seminar will include a handful of print and radio reporters dedicated to reporting in the public interest: Pulitzer-prize winning reporter David Barstow of the New York Times, Richard Behar of Fortune, Bill Gertz of the Washington Times, Ken Silverstein of Harpers, Peter Waldman of Portfolio and Daniel Zwerdling of NPR. Lowell Bergman will moderate.
This seminar is dedicated to providing graduate students and attendees of the Logan Symposium with a unique opportunity to learn ‘how the sausage is made.’ Expect to learn how this group of respected reporters cultivates sources, develops and realizes story ideas, and in the end write compelling narratives.
More from Ken Silverstein:
Commentary — November 17, 2015, 6:41 pm
The Clintons’ so-called charitable enterprise has served as a vehicle to launder money and to enrich family friends.
Flor Arely Sánchez had been in bed with a fever and pains throughout her body for three days when a July thunderstorm broke over the mountainside. She got nervous when bolts of light flashed in the sky. Lightning strikes the San Julián region of western El Salvador several times a year, and her neighbors fear storms more than they fear the march of diseases — first dengue, then chikungunya, now Zika. Flor worried about a lot of things, since she was pregnant.
Late in the afternoon, when the pains had somewhat eased, Flor thought she might go to a dammed-up bit of the river near her house to bathe. She is thirty-five and has lived in the same place all her life, where wrinkled hills are planted with corn, beans, and fruit trees. She took a towel and soap and walked out into the rain. Halfway to the river, the pains returned and overcame her. The next thing Flor remembers, she was in a room she didn’t recognize, unable to move. As she soon discovered, she was in a hospital, her ankle cuffed to the bed, and she was being investigated for abortion.
Amount the town of Rolfe, Iowa, will pay anyone who builds a home there:
Ancient Egyptians worshiped some dwarves as gods.
In Italy, a judge ordered that a man who paid for sex with a 15-year-old girl must buy her 30 feminist-themed books, including The Diary of Anne Frank and the poems of Emily Dickinson.
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“Matt was happy enough to sustain himself on the detritus of a world he saw as careening toward self-destruction, and equally happy to scam a government he despised. 'I’m glad everyone’s so wasteful,' he told me. 'It supports my lifestyle.'”