The panelists include Charles Lewis (AS '75), founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C.; Nichole Dobo, staff writer and social media editor at The Hechinger Report; Jason Levine, editorial board editor and sports editor at The News Journal; and Leon Tucker, director of communications at the Delaware Department of Labor.
Charles Lewis (AS '75) was a producer for ABC News and CBS News 60 Minutes. The UD alum is now a professor and founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He founded the Center for Public Integrity and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. His book, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity, was published in 2014.
Nichole Dobo is a staff writer and social media editor at the Hechinger Report. With more than 10 years of experience writing about education, her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, the Atlantic's online edition, U.S. News and World Report, Mind/Shift, WHYY's NewsWorks, Slate, and in McClatchy newspapers. She has also covered government, courts, crime, business and religion and previously was a staff writer at the News Journal in Delaware.
Leon Tucker is a communications expert whose background
as a journalist has landed him in various roles over the course of his
20 years in the industry. He is director of communications at the
Delaware Department of Labor. The veteran journalist began his career as
a writer for newspapers in Miami, Boston, and Tennessee before coming
to Delaware to serve as assistant city editor of the News Journal. Leon is the past president of the Delaware Chapter of PRSA.
Jason Levine is the editorial board editor and sports editor for the News Journal,
where he has worked since 1998. He is a nationally honored writer and
editor with more than 20 years of experience. Levine has expertise in
digital and print media, social media, and branding. He specializes in
managing and growing audiences on multiple digital platforms and
analyzing online audience behavior.