Thurs., Jan. 12, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Politics, Power, & Money – Tom Robbins – Room 442 (25 students max)
The CUNY J-School’s investigative journalist in residence, Tom Robbins, explains how to use public databases to analyze the impact of campaign donors and lobbyists on local elected officials.Tom Robbins has been investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism since February 2011, and he manages the school’s Urban Reporting Grants Program.His series on violence in New York prisons, produced in collaboration with the Marshall Project and The New York Times, was named a 2016 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Investigative Reporting and won the 2016 Hillman Prize for Newspaper Journalism. The series included stories by Times reporters Michael Winerip and Michael Schwirtz. Robbins has been a columnist and staff writer at the Village Voice, the New York Daily News, and The New York Observer.