Saturday, November 18 • 09:00 - 10:15
How to Read Company Accounts

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\"Follow the money.\" That was Deep Throat\'s secret advice to Bob Woodward at the height of the Washington Post\'s Watergate investigation. Indeed, there’s a reason the FBI hires so many accountants – so they can dig into financial records and figure out where it came from and where it’s headed. The paper trail has changed -- money now moves digitally and business registries are databases – but this lets journalists do more than ever before in tracking people and companies across borders. Here are experts in deciphering company records who can help guide you on your way.

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Marty Steffens

professor and SABEW Chair, University of Missouri
As the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) endowed chair, MARTHA STEFFENS teaches business and financial journalism, economics for journalists, and entrepreneurial journalism. Steffens joined the faculty at Missouri in 2002 after a distinguished 30-year career... Read More →

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David Cay Johnston

Investigative Journalist & Author, Syracuse U College of Law
David Cay Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize–winning investigative reporter and bestselling author of The Making of Donald Trump,  It’s Even Worse Than You Think and two other best sellers. He has lectured on economics, journalism, and tax policy on every continent except Antarctica... Read More →
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Miranda Patrucic

Editor in Chief, OCCRP
Miranda Patrucic joined OCCRP in 2006 and was promoted to editor in chief in 2023. She oversees editorial operations for OCCRP’s global newsroom, including 50+ editors across six continents and the production of OCCRP’s investigations and content.Patrucic was one of the first... Read More →

Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,