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Our CEO, Jeanne Pinder, presented at the Investigative Reporters and Editors/National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (IRE and NICAR) conference June 15 on “Involving your community in your investigation” with Adriana Gallardo of ProPublica, Jesse Hardman of The Listening Post and Josh Hinkle of KXAN-TV in Austin, Tex.

Here’s what the program said:

Tapping your community to enhance your investigation

Join this session to hear how you can generate interest to launch an investigation that leads to accountability and results for your community – plus how this method can help share, market and showcase the project for its biggest impact. The panelists will also talk about the drawbacks, challenges and warnings to look for before your story goes live.


Jeanne Pinder is founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts, a New York journalism startup bringing transparency to the health care marketplace by telling people what stuff costs, using shoe-leather journalism, crowdsourcing, data reporting and investigative journalism. Formers: The New York Times, The Des Moines Register, The Associated Press and The Grinnell Herald-Register.  @chcosts

Josh Hinkle is the executive producer of KXAN’s duPont and IRE Award-winning investigative team. He also leads the station’s political coverage as an investigative reporter and as the executive producer and host of “State of Texas,” a statewide weekly program devoted to coverage of the Texas Legislature and elections. @hinklej

Jesse Hardman is the founder of the Listening Post Collective, a national engaged journalism project run by the INGO Internews. Hardman reports for NPR and various print outlets, and is a mentor/editor for the L.A. based youth led community newspaper Boyle Heights Beat. @jesseahardman

Adriana Gallardo is an engagement reporter. She works to cultivate communities to inform investigative series. Last year, she reported for the Lost Mothers series which illuminated a national disgrace: the U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world. The series won the Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting, received the George Polk Award in medical reporting and was a Pulitzer prize finalist for explanatory reporting.

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...