An Insider's Look at Investigative Journalism

Keith Herbert, investigative editor and reporter at Newsday, joins Chris R. Vaccaro, director of the graduate journalism program at Hofstra University, for a virtual discussion about the challenges of investigative journalism.  Keith will share an insider's perspective about the detailed approach to reporting that leads to incredible journalism and storytelling and makes meaningful impact on communities.  He will be teaching Hofstra's new "frameworks of investigative journalism" graduate course this spring. 


Keith Herbert, deputy editor for Long Island at Newsday, has been at the paper since 2007, and has been a member of its investigations team since 2013. Keith was a member of the Newsday team that won the New York Press Club Awards’ 2019 Gold Keyboard Award, the competition’s highest, for “Pathway to Power,” an investigation into the rise of political power broker Gary Melius. He was a key member of the “Long Island Divided” team, which led an investigation into racism in the Long Island housing market. Before coming to Newsday, Herbert was a court reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer and a general assignment reporter with the Morning Call in Allentown, Pa. He graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism. He is a former president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and is currently vice president of the Press Club of Long Island. 




Chris R. Vaccaro is the director of graduate journalism at Hofstra University and vice president of digital news for Altice USA. The Hofstra alum and longtime professor is an Emmy Award- and Edward R. Murrow Award winner, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, ESPN and Sports Illustrated. He worked as an editor at the New York Daily News and Aol before serving as editor-in-chief at The Topps Company (yes, baseball cards!) and is the author of six books. Vaccaro is a former past president of the Press Club of Long Island and is currently the executive director of the Suffolk Sports Hall of Fame.


Date: Wednesday, December  9, 2020

Time: 7-8 p.m.  

Location: online


Advance registration required.  Please register by using the RSVP for this event link.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2020



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