Too Close for Comfort: When Investigative Reporting Hits Home

March 26, 2019
4 p.m.
Columbia Journalism School World Room
2950 Broadway
New York, NY, 10027, United States

Please join the Dart Center for TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT: When Investigative Reporting Hits Home, a special discussion on projects involving journalists' own families and communities, featuring Pulitzer winner Joe Hight, author of UNNECESSARY SORROW: A JOURNALIST INVESTIGATES LIFE AND DEATH OF HIS OLDER BROTHER - ORDAINED, DISCARDED, SLAIN, forthcoming from The RoadRunner Press.

With Unnecessary Sorrow Hight has turned his finely-honed skill at reporting sensitive controversies to the story of his brother Paul Hight, a former Catholic priest killed in an encounter with police after a lifetime of struggle with mental illness. Joe will discuss the craft and ethical challenges that come with investigative projects that touch vital nerves in reporters’ own families and communities, and explore lessons for reporting on mental illness and tragedy.