Houston SPJ welcomes Caryn Baird for “Vet your own story” program

Need to verify the rank of a dead veteran? Have to locate a 1935 obituary? Wondering about access to New York criminal records? Trying to find the maiden name of a twice married woman?

On Saturday, April 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central, Caryn Baird will present a practical working model of public records research based on her years of experience at the Tampa Bay Times.

Caryn is a researcher for PolitiFact and The Poynter Institute. She previously was the senior news researcher at the Tampa Bay Times where for more than 21 years she verified people, places and events before the story was written. She has research credit on five Pulitzers and several other award-winning stories. She is a native New Yorker with a B.A. from Wellesley College,  and a M.S. in Library & Information Science from Simmons College. 

Registration is required via Event Brite.

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