Pulitzer Prize winners, data journalism pioneers and the investigative reporters behind the Panama Papers will be among the speakers, presenters and delegates at the tenth Global Investigative Journalism Conference. The conference is being hosted by Wits Journalism and the Global Investigative Journalism Network from November 16 to 19.
With #GIJC17 just four months away, this year’s conference already has 120 sessions planned across a range of topics including:
- How to conduct cross-border collaborations.
- How to track looted money, supply chains and read company accounts.
- How to tell data stories.
- How to fund investigations.
This massive training session will take place for the first time in Africa, with programming and speakers that incorporate the rich diversity of stories and methods of investigation that have emerged on the continent. Cutting edge reporting methods which are transforming journalism globally — including mobile journalism, drone reporting and virtual reality — will also be covered.
For a look at the full draft program, click here.
The growing list of leading journalists — which makes up the largest international gathering of investigative journalists — includes:
- Sheila Coronel from Columbia University
- Will Fitzgibbon and Marina Walker Guevara from ICIJ
- Martha Mendoza, from the Associated Press
- Paul Radu and Khadija Sharife from OCCRP
- Susanne Reber from REVEAL
- Rana Sabbagh from Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
- Cheryl Thompson from George Washington University
- Hamadou Tidiane Sy from Ouestaf News
- John-Allan Namu from Africa Uncensored
- Sam Sole and Stefaans Brummer from AmaBhungane
- Musikilu Mojeed, from Premium Times
- Helena Bengtsson from The Guardian
- Andy Lehren and Ron Nixon from The New York Times
- Paul Myers from BBC
- Syed Nazakat from Centre for Investigative Journalism (India)
- Anya Schiffrin and Giannina Segnini from Columbia University
#GIJC17 will also include an academic track for deeper thinking and analysis about our fast-changing industry with best practices in our trade.