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Thursday, October 8
 

11:00

Approaches in Teaching Investigative Reporting
The session will explore different ways of teaching investigative reporting. Mark Hunter will talk about his work in the Middle East in Mongolia to create an IJ curriculum for Arab-language universities and the goal to create a curriculum that either professors who have no investigative journalism experience or reporters with no teaching experience can use as a foundation text. It's now in beta testing in the Arab World and Mongolia. Vincent Wang will describe the history of bringing investigative reporting into the curriculum and how it is possible to run a campus-based, investigative journalism oriented newspaper in China and overall problems of doing investigative journalism at Chinese Universities.

Moderators
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wang Shiyu (Vincent)

Wang Shiyu (Vincent)

Lecturer, School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Lecturer at School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University. Freelancer at Xinhua News Agency, Sports Commentator at CCTV5 Research areas--  Investigative journalism, News writing and reporting, Sports journalism,  Publications--   Media... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow, INSEAD
Dr. Mark Lee Hunter is an investigative journalism and scholar, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. His awards include IRE prizes for international reporting and research. He is a founding member of Story-Based Inquiry Associates and the lead author of Story-Based Inquiry... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Troll (Academic track)

12:30

Sustaining High Quality Journalism
The question of how to produce and disseminate high quality news reporting while attaining financial stability and making the most of what digital technology has to offer is perhaps the most pressing question facing journalists today. Many of the new outlets are successful in one of these areas but not in all three. Anya Shhiffrin has been working to assemble a large data set of international online news initiatives around the world to see if there are discernable points in common and to understand patterns of success and failure. She plans to present initial results on see how high quality sites are financed, how they are staffed and managed, what kind of information and news they provide and come to an understanding of what it takes for these innovative news sites to grow and endure. Chuck Lewis will moderate and offer his observations from more than three decades of work in the nonprofit sector on how high quality journalism has been sustained and could be sustained.

Moderators
avatar for Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for over 30 years, Charles Lewis is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is a former CBS News 60... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

Director, Columbia - School of International and Public Affairs
Anya Schiffrin is the director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.  She teaches courses on media and development and innovation as well as the course  “Media, Human Rights and Social... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Troll (Academic track)

15:00

Teaching Computer-Assisted Reporting
This session will incorporate decades of experience in teaching students, faculty and professionals in more than 30 countries how to use data for journalism. The session will review how the teaching has evolved, what fundamentals still apply, how to ensure that integrity and credibility are maintained, dealing with ethical questions of what is public and what is private, and constructing a sensible and practical syllabus and curriculum. 

Moderators
avatar for David Donald

David Donald

Data Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
David Donald is Data Editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University and Data Journalist in Residence at AU's School of Communication. Previously, he has been Data Editor at the Center for Public Integrity and Training Director at Investigative Reporters and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Troll (Academic track)
 
Friday, October 9
 

10:30

Investigative Journalism with Students
These veteran journalists and professors will share the lessons learned in producing high quality and often award winning stories with students on both local and international stories. They will share syllabi and cover the reasonable expectations to have of students and how to ensure accuracy and credibility through careful editing and fact-checking.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sheila S. Coronel

Sheila S. Coronel

Academic dean, Columbia University
SHEILA S. CORONEL is academic dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She is concurrently also director of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and Stabile professor of professional practice. She began her reporting career in the Philippines... Read More →
avatar for Deborah Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism, University of Maryland
Deb Nelson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who does and teaches investigative reporting. Most recently, she co-authored award-winning series for Reuters on superbugs and rising sea levels. Her students’ project on human trafficking was recognized as the best college journalism in the nation last year by the Society of Professional Journalists. She is launching a new "Investigative Bureau" at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism to produce in... Read More →



Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Troll (Academic track)

12:00

Studies of Cross Border Investigations
Chuck Lewis explores the efficacy and potential of increased journalistic and academic data, research and reporting collaboration, in the context of credible, accountability information. Credible journalistic, academic, research “think tank” and other investigative, data-gathering institutions and individuals must increase the extent to which they share their information, knowledge and expertise with each other, and embrace new synergistic approaches and previously unimaginable collaborations and potential partnerships. And there is increasing evidence of editorial cross-pollination and collaboration. To what extent can the public space for timely, authoritative, accountability-related information and reporting about those in (government and private sector) power can be enlarged? Evelyn Groenik and Anas Aremeyaw Anas will explore how get African investigative journalism on international platforms. It will look at five potential pillars for how African and Western colleagues can overcome cross-cultural challenges to do this, which include making sure both sides are investigative journalists, that media houses are ready to accept very new kinds of investigations, that is intensive dialogue throughout while working on the story, that media houses needs in length, style and angle are clear and that both sides create the story.

Moderators
avatar for Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for over 30 years, Charles Lewis is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is a former CBS News 60... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Investigative Reporter, Tiger Eye Foundation
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist working in Ghana and across the African continent. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for hard-hitting stories – then presents the evidence... Read More →
avatar for Evelyn Groenink

Evelyn Groenink

Coordinating editor, AIPC and ZAM
Evelyn Groenink has partnered with colleagues in Africa since 2003. As founding director of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters she oversaw transnational investigations into Africa’s social bandits, the pharmaceutical industry, Fair Trade and soccer corruption. After... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Troll (Academic track)

14:30

Studies on Data Journalism
Castellanos and Rodriguez will describe the data methodology behind Rutas del Conflicto, a project created in 2014 that collected information from more than 700 massacres committed in Colombia. The ethodology that sought to incorporate citizen journalism based on an exercise of data journalism. Through a combination of tools including an app for mobile devices, partnerships with radio and television stations in remote areas, and printing their publications on the Internet, Rutas del Conflicto, working with a group of students from the University of El Rosario (Bogota) and the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (Santander), created a methodology that has enabled dozens of victims tell their stories and participate in confronting the data related to the massacres.From basic knowledge in database design, they developed a methodology that explains how their colleges classified information and built related tables that allowed them to tell a story using mapping tools and timelines as Google Fusion tables. During the last year, students of the Rosario University have created several journalistic pieces using this methodology in various topics like sports, science, arts and culture, as well as conflict-related jobs.

Speakers
avatar for Oscar Parra Castellanos

Oscar Parra Castellanos

Journalist and a computer engineer, Universidad del Rosario
Oscar Parra is a journalist and a computer engineer with more than 10 years of experience.  Parra is a professor of the program of Journalism and Public Opinion in the University of Rosario in Bogota, Colombia, and the editor of Rutas del Conflicto, a project of Centro Nacional de... Read More →
avatar for Ivonne Rodríguez

Ivonne Rodríguez

Journalist and professor, Verdad Abierta
Professor and journalist, Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana UPB Bucaramanga y VerdadAbierta.com.Journalist of the Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga and Master in Political Studies at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. She teaches journalism and director of the magazine Plataforma... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Troll (Academic track)

16:00

From the Ground Up: A Case Study of Investigative Training in Mongolia
How do you structure an investigative journalism training program in a country with no tradition of it? How do you create teaching materials and develop local trainers, mentors, and role models? Here's what the Deutsche Welle Akademie did by partnering with the Mongolian Press Institute and veteran trainers from the global investigative journalism community.

Moderators
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow, INSEAD
Dr. Mark Lee Hunter is an investigative journalism and scholar, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. His awards include IRE prizes for international reporting and research. He is a founding member of Story-Based Inquiry Associates and the lead author of Story-Based Inquiry... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Fellow, INSEAD
Dr. Mark Lee Hunter is an investigative journalism and scholar, based in the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre. His awards include IRE prizes for international reporting and research. He is a founding member of Story-Based Inquiry Associates and the lead author of Story-Based Inquiry... Read More →
avatar for Munkhmandakh Myagmar

Munkhmandakh Myagmar

Executive director, Press Institute
Munkhmandakh Myagmar was born and raised in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. She studied journalism at the University of Leipzig, Germany and received PhD in media and communication sciences from the same University. Munkhmandakh has 18 years of full time work experiences in the Mongolian... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Troll (Academic track)

17:30

Teaching Journalism and Trauma

Crime, accidents, and crises are often covered by young journalists without training or working experience. This makes them vulnerable TO stress reactions and other health problems. For first responders, handling human tragedies and coping with stress reactions are part of one's basic training. The same should be the case for students attending schools of journalism. Some universities have experience giving these kinds of lessons. How they do it will be presented at this seminar.


Speakers
avatar for Trond Idås

Trond Idås

Special advisor, researcher and writer, Norwegian Union of Journalists
Trond Idås is working part time for the Norwegian Union of Journalists, giving lessons in journalism and trauma. He is also giving lessons in this subject at the schools of journalism at the Norwegian universities. He is working on a doctoral thesis in development psychology. The... Read More →
avatar for Cait McMahon

Cait McMahon

Managing Director, Dart Centre Asia Pacific
Cait McMahon has been Managing Director of the Dart Centre Asia Pacific www.dartcentre.org/asia-pacific  since 2004.  McMahon is a psychologist, and began working with the media in 1987.  Cait is responsible for creating and facilitating training programmes across the Asia Pacific region to promote ethical and thorough reporting of violence and disaster, as well as psychologica... Read More →
BS

Bruce Shapiro

Executive Director, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Troll (Academic track)
 
Saturday, October 10
 

10:30

Roundtable: Creating and Maintaining an Investigative Journalism Curriculum
This roundtable will explore how to create and maintain investigative journalism curricula in universities. It is expected to not only offer examples and experiences but to also be a wide-ranging conversation with all those in attendance. Notes will be taken and shared after the conference.

Moderators
avatar for Anton Harber

Anton Harber

Caxton Professor of Journalism, Wits University, Johannesburg
Anton is the Caxton Professor of Journalism (Adjunct) at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He was a co-founder and editor of the anti-apartheid newspaper the Weekly Mail (now the Mail & Guardian), Editor-in-Chief of South Africa’s leading television news channel... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rosental Calmon Alves

Rosental Calmon Alves

Professor, University of Texas, Austin
Alves began his academic career in the United States in March 1996, after 27 years as a professional journalist, including seven years as a journalism professor in Brazil. He moved to Austin from Rio de Janeiro, where he was the managing editor and member of the board of directors... Read More →
avatar for Zhan Jiang

Zhan Jiang

Professor, School of International Journalism and Communication, Beiijing Foreign Studies University
Prof. Zhan Jiang works at School of International Journalism and Communication, Beijing Foreign Studies University. He is also the adjunct professor at Sun Yat-Sen University and South China University of Technology. Prof. Zhan previously served as professor and director of Journalism... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Troll (Academic track)

12:00

New Approaches in Teaching Journalism and Stories

In this session Eggert will discuss training consists of ‘attendance’ phases and ‘e-learning’ phases and proposing that blended learning can enrich continued training for working journalists and make it more efficient. He will share with the audience the design of our blended learning courses, the topics covered and the electronic tools usde. The presentation will include an evaluation of participants’ performance after attending a course, and he will present and discuss the hypothesis of why blended learning increases the efficiency of any training for working journalists. Metze will describe work over the past 4 years in which an experienced Dutch investigative journalist and a small, respected weekly, developed a 6-month training program called The Investigative Teaching Lab, from which theysubsequently developed a non-profit platform for investigative journalism. The core principles of the effort are teamwork and a multi-method, multi-perspective approach to investigative journalism. In the teaching lab, teams of 4 to 6 participants study, discuss and work on one big investigation. He will present on the opportunities, challenges and results of the methodology and using the same principles for developing a nonprofit business model.


Speakers
avatar for Werner Eggert

Werner Eggert

Executive Director, Interlink Academy for International Dialog and Journalism
Werner is the Founding Director of Interlink, and also works as a media consultant and journalism trainer for various institutions in Germany and abroad. Werner has been active in international media development for more than twenty years. He has recently established several e-learning... Read More →
avatar for Marcel Metze

Marcel Metze

Editor-in-chief, Metze Research
Dutch Journal of Medicine (editorial advisor) and Tobacco Investigations Desk (editor-in-chief).



Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Troll (Academic track)

14:30

Studies on How Investigative Journalists Do Their Work
This session will look at how investigative journalists approach their work from the ethics of involving "fixers" to help with work in foreign lands to how two recent surveys of investigative journalists in the U.S. have provided both demographic details and insight into how and why they do investigative journalism to how New Zealand journalists perform investigations.

Speakers
avatar for James Hollings

James Hollings

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Massey University
Journalism, big, small, wide, narrow, deep!, After 27 years at it, I still get excited by determined, persistent reporting. I worked as a journalist on newspapers and radio for 18 years, with a special interest in investigation. I now teach on NZ's only Master of Journalism programme... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Peter Klein

Peter Klein

Journalist and associate professor, UBC Graduate School of Journalism
Peter W. Klein is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and associate professor at the UBC Graduate School of Journalism. He was director of the school 2011-2015.


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Troll (Academic track)

16:00

Tool Kits for Teaching
Horvit will review the many journalism toolkits for various beats and topics that are offered by Investigative Reporters and Editors and the methodology behind them. Schriffin will review her work on a extensive toolkit for coverage of extractive industries. Both will talk about how to put together your own toolkits for yourself and for your students.


Moderators
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also... Read More →
avatar for Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

Director, Columbia - School of International and Public Affairs
Anya Schiffrin is the director of the International Media, Advocacy and Communications specialization at Columbia University’s School of International Affairs.  She teaches courses on media and development and innovation as well as the course  “Media, Human Rights and Social... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Troll (Academic track)