CONNECTED: A Closer Look at Investigative Journalism Across SC

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EDT)
Zoom Meeting - Register for Link!


Have you ever wondered how the media identifies key commuity issues and conducts the research to accurately tell these important stories? Don't miss this opportunity to take a closer look at investigative journalism through the eyes of Managing Editor Autumn Phillips, Watchdog Editor Glenn Smith and Senior Reporter Tony Band. This session will give you an apprecition of how The Post & Courier shines a light on critical issues across South Carolina.

Come prepared with your questions about the issues which are most important to you and your organization. 

Each of our CONNECTED sessions is an opportunity for Together SC members to build relationships with The Post & Courier team.


The conversation will be led by Managing Editor Autumn Phillips, with Watchdog Editor Glenn Smith and Senior Reporter Tony Bartelme.

Autumn Phillips
Autumn Phillips

Autumn Phillips has been the managing editor of The Post and Courier for three years. She is a Wyoming native. Her first job after leaving Wyoming was to serve as a VISTA volunteer in Pittsburgh, Pa. That started a life dedicated to community service of which journalism is a cornerstone. Before moving to Charleston, she served as executive editor of the Quad-City Times in Davenport, Iowa, and at newspapers in Maine, Texas, Colorado, Idaho and Illinois.

Glenn Smith

Glenn Smith is The Post and Courier's Watchdog and Public Service Editor. He led the four-person team that produced the newspaper's Pulitzer Prize-winning investigation, "Till Death Do Us Part." A former South Carolina journalist of the year, he is a Connecticut native and a longtime crime reporter.

Tony Bartelme
Tony Bartelme

As projects reporter for The Post and Courier, Tony Bartelme’s investigative reporting has exposed government corruption and explored diverse issues ranging from changes in ocean plankton to the global shortage of doctors. His work has received the highest honors in journalism, and he is a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He was awarded a Harvard Nieman Fellowship in 2010 and is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. His latest book is “A Surgeon in the Village: An American Doctor Teaches Brain Surgery in Africa.”

All session are free of charge and open to staff and board members of current Together SC member organizations.

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Next Sessions:

  • May 18 - Behind the Headlines. The Road to Recovery and Tackling Healthcare Issues
  • June 15 - Legislative Session Look Back
  • July & August - on vacation
  • September 21 - We will start back with a look at the Arts

Attendees (23)

Bushnell Brunson

Communications & Membership Coordinator

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Diane Carlson

Associate Director

Hospice & Palliative Care Foundation

Beth De Santis


Fact Forward

Alan Hancock

Communications Director

Coastal Conservation League

Lynn Hutto

HR/Management Consultant

Greater Columbia Community Relations Council

Nancy Lee

Executive Director

Habitat for Humanity South Carolina

Dana McConnell

Executive Director

Center for Developmental Services

Tish McCutchen


Jolley Foundation

Madeleine McGee


Together SC

GP McLeer

Executive Director

South Carolina Arts Alliance

Evan McLeod

Volunteer & Donation Coordinator

Greer Relief and Resources Agency, Inc.

Debbie Nelson

President and Founder

DNA Creative Communications

Daniel Prohaska

President & CEO

Lions Vision Services

Casey Rasmussen

Development Officer

Lighthouse Ministries

Stig Rasmussen

Compliance Manager

Fact Forward

Brooke Robertson

Director of Marketing & Communications

Neue South Collective

Paige Stephenson

President & CEO

United Way of the Piedmont

Amber Stewart

Program Associate

SC Association for Community Economic Development

Tom Swanciger

Executive Director

Father to Father, Inc.

John Tynan

Executive Director

Conservation Voters of SC Education Fund

Ann Warner


Women's Rights and Empowerment Network

2 Other Registered Attendees

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Madeleine McGee

Madeleine McGee

President/CEO, Together SC

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