Past teletraining: Tips for great reporting and storytelling

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Tips for great reporting and storytelling

April 29, 2013 2 p.m. EST

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Lisa Gibbs

Lisa Gibbs is a senior writer at MONEY based in South Florida. Before joining the magazine in 2009, she covered the business world for a variety of Florida publications, including as Business Editor of the Miami Herald.

She shared the 2012 Gerald Loeb award in the Personal Finance category for a series on elder finances and a Best in Business Award this year for a series on end-of-life care. She has co-chaired the Best in Business contest for the past two years.


Thomas Mucha

As Editor of GlobalPost, Thomas Mucha oversees GlobalPost’s editorial operations. He also writes a Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ (SABEW) Best in Business Award-winning column on global business and economics, as well as GlobalPost’s Macro blog on the global economy.

Under Mucha’s direction, GlobalPost has won a Peabody Award and two Edward R. Murrow Awards for its On Location news video series, a Polk Award for the site’s coverage of the Syrian conflict, an Overseas Press Club Award for GlobalPost’s coverage of the Libyan rebellion, and 29 SABEW awards for the site’s coverage of the global economy and business.

As GlobalPost’s editorial leader, Mucha has appeared on National Public Radio’s Talk of the World, Talk of the Nation, On the Media, as well as Public Radio International’s The World, The Bob Edwards Show, ABC News and other local, national and international radio and television broadcasts.

He has been with GlobalPost since its inception in October 2008 and was hired as Managing Editor in charge of correspondents.

Mucha spent his first decade in journalism as a writer, producer, and editor for CNN and CNN International in New York and London where he covered Wall Street, the U.S. and global economies, Asia’s dramatic economic rise, the birth of the euro, as well as global emerging markets. He was Senior Producer of daily news broadcasts Business Asia and World Business Today, and Senior Writer for CNN’s Emmy Award-winning program Moneyline. Mucha also worked on the assignment desk for CNN Financial News in New York where he coordinated daily business coverage across 19 CNN bureaus around the world.

Mucha also spent four years as a columnist and features writer for Time Inc.’s award-winning Business 2.0 Magazine, where he covered global business, technology and other topics, including a weekly column on global marketing. His magazine work has appeared in Wired, Details and other leading print publications.

In addition, Mucha spent four years as Assistant Managing Editor of Crain’s Chicago Business where he led features and special projects. While at Crain’s, Mucha launched its award-winning global news coverage, leading reporting and video teams to China, India, Brazil, and Indonesia. He also co-produced several award-winning video series on entrepreneurship, global business and other topics and was a frequent public speaker on Chicago business and global economics issues. In partnership with Chicago’s WBBM/CBS Radio, Mucha also produced and presented a weekly radio segment on Chicago business and entrepreneurship.

Mucha has an MA in international relations from the University of Chicago. His degree program focused on global economics, politics and business, with an emphasis on China and India. Mucha’s academic work also emphasized the Middle East, including research and reporting trips to Egypt, Jordan and Israel to study economic and political liberalization in the region.

He and his family live in Brookline, MA.

Roger Parloff 

Roger Parloff is a senior editor at FORTUNE, where he covers a wide range of legal issues – from mass torts to intellectual property.

Formerly a practicing criminal litigation attorney in Manhattan, Parloff has been a full-time journalist since 1988 and joined FORTUNE as a regular contributor in 2002. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the American Lawyer,, New York magazine, Legal Affairs, Legal Times and Spectrum.

Parloff’s July 2012 FORTUNE story “Megaupload and the twilight of copyright” was highly acclaimed, winning a Best in Business Award for an explanatory piece of journalism, presented by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. His January 2012 profile of Barry Minkow was also recognized with a SABEW Award in the Feature Writing category.

Parloff is the author of Triple Jeopardy (Little, Brown and Co., 1996), a nonfiction book about the death penalty.

Parloff holds a B.A. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Yale Law School.

Paul Kiel

Paul Kiel’s e-book on the foreclosure crisis, The Great American Foreclosure Story, was recently selected for inclusion in The Best Business Writing 2013, published by Columbia University Press, as well as a Best in Business award from SABEW. His coverage of the crisis in 2011 won the 2011 Scripps Howard Award for business/economics. He’s produced stories for The Washington Post, USA Today, Slate, and American Public Media’s Marketplace, among others.

Before joining ProPublica in 2008, Kiel wrote for TPMmuckraker, Talking Points Memo’s investigative reporting blog. TPM’s coverage of the firings of U.S. attorneys and politicization of the Department of Justice won a George Polk Award for legal reporting.


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