'Is a city manager worth $800,000?' Meet the L.A. Times reporters who broke the story and won a Pulitzer.

Hear the story behind the Pulitzer-winning stories: a conversation with Jeff Gottlieb, Ruben Vives and Paloma Esquivel of the Los Angeles Times. Moderated by T. Christian Miller, 2011 Knight Fellow and a reporter at ProPublica. 

Gottlieb and Vives led a team that won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service for exposing corruption in the small California city of Bell, where officials paid themselves exorbitant salaries funded by questionable fees and taxes on city residents. Their work combined old-fashioned shoe leather reporting with innovative digital storytelling.

Learn about the genesis and progression of their reporting and how the series led the Los Angeles Times to launch online tools to help citizens use public records laws to get information from their local governments. 

When:
Wednesday, November 30, 2011. 7:00 PM.
Approximate duration of 1.5 hour(s).
Where:
Paul Brest Hall East, 555 Salvatierra Walk (Off Campus Drive), Munger Graduate Residence Building 4, Stanford University (Map)
Audience:
General Public
Faculty/Staff
Students
Alumni/Friends
Members
Tags:
Conference / Symposium
Public Service
Sponsor:
Sponsored by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships and the Pulitzer Prizes.
Contact:
723-4937
knight-info@lists.stanford.edu
Admission:

Free and open to the public

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