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Taking on the Church of Scientology

Complete video at: Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright gives an insider look on his groundbreaking expose of the Church of Scientology. He discusses the precautions he took while writing about the notoriously litigious organization, explaining that at one point there were five fact checkers working on the piece. ----- Panel Topic: True Grit: When the Story Bites Back CBS News/Sports Illustrated Piece on "College Football and Crime." The 3-day Logan Symposium now in its 5th year, serves a number of key constituencies. Culling together a group of dedicated investigative reporters, academics, philanthropists, media experts and graduate students, the invite only event is an industry must. Once a humble commitment to host an annual lecture in the name of its benefactors, the Logan Symposium quickly rose in popularity as "one of the most influential events of its kind," according to the Seattle Times. Covered and attended by a veritable 'who's who' in investigative reporting, the conference dissects controversial topics in the field, hosts internationally renowned panelists, and examines key factors of change in investigative reporting. Lawrence Wright is an author, screenwriter, playwright, and a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine. He received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11.
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