From notebook to story: planning and implementing your writing approach

Have you ever stared blankly at your computer screen, wondering where to even begin writing your investigative piece? Perhaps you’ve felt the weight of a demanding editor repeatedly checking in with you on the status of your longform draft? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you’ll want to join the CCIJ 75-minute professional learning session on how to turn your reporting work into a compelling investigative news piece. 

During the session, seasoned investigative journalists Lois Henry and Yaffa Fredrick will provide you with tips they have learned working as both reporters and editors, as they attempt to make your next story deadline slightly less daunting and significantly more manageable.


Tuesday, June 14, 2022
9 AM US Pacific Time / 11 AM US Central Time / 4 PM GMT


Virtual via Zoom




Lois Henry, SJV Water

Lois Henry

CEO/Editor, SJV Water

Lois Henry is the CEO/Editor of SJV Water, an online publication that covers water in the San Joaquin Valley of California. She previously worked for nearly 30 years for The Bakersfield Californian in several roles, including as an investigative columnist and as the projects editor.

Yaffa Fredrick, CCIJ Editorial Director

Yaffa Fredrick

Editorial Director, CCIJ

Yaffa Fredrick is the editorial director for CCIJ. She previously served as managing editor at the World Policy Journal, where she edited major investigations into corruption in the South African lottery system, Nigerian officials’ misuse of international development funds and the Botswana government’s unseemly ties to diamond miners. Fredrick was a part of the Panama Papers team that won the Pulitzer prize for explanatory reporting in 2017.