Friday, October 28, 2011

Cross-border investigative journalism conference being held in Toronto Nov 5-6

The Canadian Association of Journalists Educational Foundation and the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors is co-hosting an investigative journalism conference called Crossing the 49th. It will take place in Toronto November 5 - 6  at Ryerson University in Toronto.
Leading journalists from both sides of the border will discuss issues including confidential sources, open records laws, investigative interviewing techniques and computer-assisted reporting as well as resources and tips for delving into cross-border issues such as terrorism and the environment.
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Harvey Cashore, CBC investigative unit
  • Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune
  • Michelle Shephard, Toronto Star
  • Susanne Reber, National Public Radio investigative unit
  • Julian Sher, investigative book author and Globe and Mail reporter
  • Doug Haddix, Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism
  • Tom Harrington, CBC Marketplace
  • Steve Buist, Hamilton Spectator investigative reporter
  • Bert Bruser, media lawyer
  • Kevin Donovan, Toronto Star editor and investigative reporter
  • Derek Finkle, freelance journalist
  • David McKie, CBC Ottawa
  • Robert Cribb, Toronto Star investigative reporter
  • Josh Meyer, Medill National Security Journalism Initiative
  • Sharon Oosthoek, environmental journalist
  • Mark Horvit, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Fees are US$55 and US$25 for students (Ryerson students free with university ID).
The conference  is sponsored by Ryerson School of Journalism, The Toronto Star and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.

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