An investigative journalism conference worth paying for

Taking place this Friday, the ‘Investigative Journalism Goes Global’ conference at the University of Westminster has one of the most impressive casts of panelists you could ask for (and I’m not just saying that because I’m on one of the panels). An event like this deserves a good turnout – I’m hoping it can spark off some ideas about how we can maintain investigative journalism in a new media world, so if you want to meet up and chat about that let me know. Here’s the full running order:

9:30

Keynote: John Pilger, Author, Freedom Next Time

10:00

Panel ARE THERE LIMITS TO WHAT AN IJ SHOULD DO?

  • Chair: Steven Barnett, Professor and co-author, Westminster Tales: The 21st Century Crisis in British Political Journalism
  • David Leigh, The Guardian,
  • Nick Davies, Author, Flat Earth News,
  • Andy Bell, BBC Editorial Complaints
  • Donal MacIntyre, MacIntyre Undercover

Panel UNDERCOVER: HOW FAR CAN YOU GO?

  • Chair: Geoffrey Davies, Head of Journalism Department, University of Westminster
  • Marcus Ryder, BBC “Whistleblowers”
  • Kevin Sutcliffe, Channel 4
  • Mark Daley, BBC “The Secret Policeman” (tbc)
  • Shabnam Grewal, BBC Producer
  • Mike Lewis, ITV

12:00

Investigative Journalism and the Internet in China

Clips from Chinese TV I/J to be shown; Q&A session with

  • Wang Lei, Southern City News,
  • Zhou Kangliang, Yunnan TV,
  • He Wei, Chinese internet specialist,
  • Hugo de Burgh, Director, China Media Centre

14:00

Panel GLOBAL OPERATIONS Sourcing globally, reporting globally

  • Chair: Deborah Vogel, Course Leader, Postgraduate Journalism
  • Stephen Grey, Investigative journalist and author of Ghost Plane,
  • Gavin McFadyen, Director,Centre of Investigative Journalism,
  • Paul Bradshaw, Lecturer in Online Journalism, Birmingham City University
  • Paul Lashmar, Freelance investigative journalist
  • Deborah Davies, Channel 4 Dispatches

Panel: Academic study of IJ

  • Chair: Michael Bromley, Head of School of Journalism and Communication, University of Queensland
  • Ivor Gaber, Emeritus Professor of Broadcast Journalism, Goldsmiths College
  • Meiming Yan, Assistant Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University,
  • Garry Horne, University of the Arts, London
  • Simon Cross, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University
  • Amira Halperin, PhD student, University of Westminster
  • Stephen Quinn, Associate Professor, Deakin University

16:00

Debate IJ TODAY IS DROSS BY ANOTHER NAME

  • Chair Sally Feldman

For

  • Peter Oborne, Investigative journalist & polemicist
  • Simon Ford, Executive Producer ‘The Tower’ series
  • Steven Barnett, Professor and co-author, Westminster Tales: The 21st Century     Crisis in British Political Journalism

Against

  • Nick Davies, Author, Flat Earth News,
  • Dorothy Byrne, Head of News and Current Affairs, Channel 4
  • Shabnam Grewal, BBC Producer

18:00 Wine Reception

6 thoughts on “An investigative journalism conference worth paying for

  1. pfandfrei

    This sounds like an interesting conference – if only I’d known earlier! Could you try to post stuff like this in advance? Or is there a good source of such conferences?

    Reply
  2. admin

    I did post about this a month or two ago, although I didn’t include the full run down then – just the panel I was on.

    Reply

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