Versatile investigative journalist Tristram Korten to keynote Larry Peterson Workshop on Nov. 12

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Tristram Korten, Larry Peterson Award Workshop Keynote speaker

Multimedia investigative journalist Tristram Korten will be the keynote speaker for the Larry Peterson Memorial Award Workshop in Savannah, Georgia, on Nov. 12, 2016 at the Savannah Morning News Building. 

 Korten is a radio, magazine and newspaper journalist based in Miami, Florida. He has covered politics, the environment and crime and corruption from Tallahassee to Port-au-Prince. His work has appeared in NPR’s “Here and Now,” PRI’s “The World,” and in numerous magazines including …

The Atlantic Monthly“Rum and Hope: Haiti’s famed Barbancourt rum factory has survived by taking self-sufficiency to an extreme.”

ForeignPolicy.comHow Miami’s Cuban Hardliners Lost Their Way, “Florida’s State Employees are Preparing for Climate Change, Even as Their Governor Bans the Phrase.”

Men’s Journal, “5 Ways Meditation Improves Your Life”

Mother Jones, “Foreclosure Nation: Squatters or Pioneers?”

Fast Company, “Cracking Down On 470 Billion Worth of Medicare Fraud”, “The Coddled ‘Terrorists’ of South Florida”

and much, much more.

Until recently he was editor of the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, where his work appeared regularly in the Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times and other Florida newspapers, as well as on the state’s public radio stations.

Korten is a former fellow in investigative journalism at the University of Michigan’s Knight Wallace Fellowship program. He has won numerous awards including including several Green Eyeshade Awards, a Waldo Proffitt Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting in Florida for multimedia work “In Florida, Officials Ban Term ‘Climate Change,'” and a National Headliner best in show award.

Korten is a former staff writer and columnist for the Miami New Times, and for a brief time was a special agent with the Miami Dade County Office of the Inspector General.

For more information about the Larry Peterson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism go to To attend the Larry Peterson Award Workshop on Nov. 12 in Savannah, Georgia, register at