Evelyn Larrubia

Evelyn Larrubia is the Editorial Director of the "Investigative News Network":http://investigativenewsnetwork.org/, a consortium of 64 nonprofit newsrooms in North America that produce nonpartisan investigative and public service journalism. She has been a reporter and editor for 20 years, most of it at the Los Angeles Times. Her stories have led to criminal charges and convictions and significant changes to state laws. They have garnered a dozen national journalism awards, including The Scripps Howard National Journalism Award for Investigative Reporting, the Associated Press Managing Editors Public Service Award and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. While at the Times, Larrubia co-authored a series outlining critical failures by California's guardianship system in protecting the elderly and disabled. She also uncovered self-dealing in Los Angeles' $20-billion school construction program and exposed open meetings law violations by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, among other stories. She has worked as a staff writer for El Nuevo Herald and the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel and as associate editor for the Los Angeles Daily Journal. Larrubia spent the 2010-2011 academic year at Stanford University on a John S. Knight Fellowship, looking at funding models for investigative reporting and learning about reader engagement and multi-media production. She can be reached at evelyn.larrubia@investigativenewsnetwork.org or "@elarrubia":https://twitter.com/elarrubia on Twitter.

by Evelyn Larrubia

It used to be taboo for one media organization to publish another’s investigation. Issues of trust, pride and reputation can still cause some news executives pause. But in many newsrooms, the prohibition against co-publishing is waning, if not dead. Take, for instance, “Who Can Vote?“, News21 package of stories on voter fraud and ID laws […] more »

by Evelyn Larrubia

Cohesion can be difficult in any project — but it’s especially challenging in long-distance collaborations among newsrooms, the kind of journalism the Investigative News Network tries to foster among our growing consortium of 62 members. How do you get a group of journalists scattered around the country to coalesce around an idea? There are many […] more »