John King Moderates URI Panel on Investigative Journalism

Neil Bedi and Kathleen McGrory speak on investigative reporting in the Taricani Lecture Series
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CNN anchor John King moderates the University of Rhode Island’s Taricani Lecture Series on First Amendment Rights, when the panel Finding the Truth: Investigative Journalism in the Digital Era happens virtually April 5. 

ProPublica reporters Neil Bedi and Kathleen McGrory will discuss their approach to investigative reporting. “They’ll explore how that approach allowed them to uncover a predictive policing program that harassed families, an alarming death rate at a revered children’s heart surgery center and more,” according to the Taricani Series. 

Bedi and McGrory, who are reporting partners, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2021. 

URI’s Harrington School of Communication and Media hosts the Taricani Series. James Taricani was an investigative reporter at WJAR Providence. He died in 2019.

King, a URI graduate, is a chief national correspondent at CNN.  

All are welcome to virtually attend the event, which happens 5-6 p.m. ET. ■ 

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, the L.A. Times and New York magazine.