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IU Media School Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism grand opening Tuesday



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The sign for the Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism hangs a wall Sept. 5 in Franklin Hall. Colin Kulpa Buy Photos

The Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism is having its grand opening Tuesday, in Presidents Hall of Franklin Hall. 

The center is located in Room 106 of Franklin Hall. This investigative journalism center is independent of IU, where students will learn how to create “high-quality investigative journalism for the state of Indiana and beyond,” as stated on its website. To celebrate the grand opening, there are several events throughout the day, all of which are free to the public. 

"Investigative Sports Journalism in a Multimedia World" – This panel will take place from 10 to 11:15 a.m. The panel will include former IndyStar reporter Mark Alesia and IndyStar reporter Zach Osterman, Deadspin senior editor Diana Moskovitz and Gatehouse Media data reporter Kenny Jacoby. 

“Investigative Journalism’s New Golden Age? The Rise of the Nonprofits” The second panel will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The panel will include Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News senior correspondent, Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the University of Illinois and Dee Hall, Wisconsin Watch managing editor. 

Ribbon-Cutting - There will be a ribbon cutting at 2 p.m., signifying the opening of the Arnolt Center. 

“The New New Muckrakers: Investigative Reporting in the Twenty-First Century” – The third panel will take place from 2:30 to 3:45 p.m. The panel will include Duane Pohlman, WKRC Cincinnati investigative reporter, Cheryl Thompson, NPR investigative correspondent and Investigative Reporters & Editors board president and Lee Zurik, Gray Television director of investigations. 

“Pro Tips: Putting Your Investigative Skills to Work” – The fourth and final panel will take place from 4 to 5:15 p.m. The panel will include Steve Berta, IndyStar investigations team leader, Terri Cope-Walton, WRTV-6 Indianapolis news director, Kate Glover, WNDU South Bend news director and Andy Hall, Wisconsin Watch executive director. 

 Keynote – At 6 p.m., Scott Pelley, a “60 Minutes” correspondent, will be giving the keynote speech.  

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