Andrew W. Lehren, an award-winning investigative reporter at The New York Times and the 2012 James H. Ottaway Sr. Professor of Journalism at the State University of New York at New Paltz, will give a public speech on “The Art of Investigative Reporting” on Wednesday, April 4, at 7 p.m. in the Coykendall Science Building auditorium. The Little Rebellion editors will cover it live here. Keep an eye on this space for updates during and after the talk.
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Lehren joined the New Paltz journalism program faculty for the spring 2012 semester to teach a seminar on enterprise and investigative reporting. The class is focusing on in-depth, advanced reporting skills, including finding story ideas, examining public records, and using freedom of information laws and databases.
Lehren was one of the lead reporters on The New York Times’ groundbreaking coverage of the Wikileaks release of diplomatic cables, Afghanistan and Iraq war logs, and Guantanamo detainee dossiers. He contributed articles to the Pulitzer Prize-winning series that examined unregulated chemicals from China in U.S. pharmaceuticals. He teaches investigative journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.