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Friday, November 17 • 14:00 - 15:15
The Future of Investigative Journalism (Roundtable)

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Where do we go from here? After weathering the collapse of the news industry's financial model, the rise of online media, and now a global backlash against the free press and even fact-based debate, investigative journalism faces important choices. Unprecedented amounts of philanthropy are coming into the field. Is the money going to invest in needed training and infrastructure, high-profile investigative projects, technology and data, or what? For this wide-ranging discussion, we've incuded two top donors, leaders of two major investigative nonprofits, and a pioneering African editor. 

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Sheila Coronel

Dean of Academic Affairs, Columbia University
Sheila 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 and was c... Read More →

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Stephen King

Partner, Omidyar Network
As a partner at Omidyar Network, Stephen brings exceptional experience in applying media and technology to create positive social impact.  Stephen leads the global Governance & Citizen Engagement initiative and a portfolio that includes a broad range of national and global... Read More →
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Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

Editor, Sunday Punch, Punch Newspaper
Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye has over 14 years experience as an investigative journalist on different beats like politics, crime, business, health and the environment. Ogunseye, who is the first female editor in the over 40-year history Punch Newspaper, Nigeria’s most widely read newspaper, is the Editor of the Sunday title-Sunday Punch. She is tasked with the responsibility of ensuring that Sunday Punch is the best paper in the country every Sunday, while also ensuring that the social media platforms of the paper are competitive. She is skilled in media, communications and scientific research. She holds a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Lagos, a Pgd in Print Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, a MSc in Media and Communication from the Pan-Atlantic University and... Read More →
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Maria Teresa Ronderos

Director, Program on Independent Journalism OSF
Maria Teresa Ronderos, as the director of the Open Society Program on Independent Journalism, oversees efforts to promote viable, high-quality media, particularly in countries transitioning to democracy. She comes to the Open Society Foundation from Semana, Colombia’s leading news magazine, where she served in a range of senior editorial roles. Together with the Ideas for Peace Foundation, she has been the creator and editor-in-chief of VerdadAbierta.com, a website that has covered armed conflict in Colombia since 2008. She has just finished a book on the... Read More →
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Gerard Ryle

Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Gerard Ryle led the team that divulged the Panama Papers, the 11.5 million leaked documents from 40 years of activity of the Panama law firm Mossack Fonseca that won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for journalism. Gerard is the director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) in Washington, DC. The Panama Papers brought together 376 investigative journalists from 109 news organisations in 76 countries, who spent months collaborating in researching and checking the documents, using protected communication channels, bespoke search engines and other specialised tools built by ICIJ, and ICIJ coordinated the release of the information across the world. It was the biggest cross-border collaboration in journalism history. Before joining as the... Read More →
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Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP
Drew Sullivan, USA, co-founded the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program (OCCRP) where he now serves as editor-in-chief. He is a journalist and social entrepreneur who founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 as well as the Journalis... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

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