inewsource, California, United States
Lorie Hearn is a life-long news-aholic and truth seeker. Her passion is accountability journalism, the type that holds powerful people to answer to the public.
Lorie founded inewsource, an investigative nonprofit newsroom, in 2009, after decades of reporting and editing in newspapers on both coasts. inewsource has won scores of awards locally and nationally. inewsource stories can be read on the inewsource.org website and soon through an app and push notifications. Stories can be heard on the San Diego public media station KPBS and are often featured nationally through partnerships including NPR, PBS Newshour and the USA Today network.
Lorie retired from The San Diego Union-Tribune, where she had been a reporter, Metro Editor and finally the senior editor for Metro and Watchdog Journalism. Reporters and editors on her staff were part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning stories that exposed Congressman Randy “Duke” Cunningham and led to his imprisonment for taking bribes from government contractors.
A graduate of the University of Delaware, Lorie was a Nieman Foundation fellow at Harvard University in 1994-95. inewsource was a founding member of the Institute for Nonprofit News, and Lorie serves on the INN Standards Task Force. inewsource was one of the American Journalism Project’s inaugural grantees in 2019.
Thursday, August 24, 2023
8:30am – 9:30am EDT