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Thursday, November 16 • 15:45 - 17:00
IJ Story Broker: A New Way to Fund Investigative Journalism

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Come join our discussion about a new initiative to build an "investigative story agency" -- modeled on agencies in the entertainment industry -- to fund investigative journalism stories worldwide. This session aims to collect feedback and identify the needs of investigative journalists to better pitch their ideas to the book and film industries. 

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Laura Ranca

Program Specialist - investigative journalism, Open Society Foundation
Laura Ranca is a programme specialist with the investigative journalism portfolio of the Independent Journalism Programme at the Open Society Foundation in London. Before joining the programme in early 2016, she worked as a researcher and reporter with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and with RISE Project, a community of investigative journalists, programmers, graphic artists and activists from Romania who investigate cross-border corruption and organised crime, and develop advanced data research and visualisation... Read More →
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Patrice Schneider

Chief Strategy Officer, Media Development Investment Fund
Patrice Schneider, Chief Strategy Officer, started his publishing career as a journalist reporting from conflicts in Central Asia at the end of the 1980s. Before joining MDIF in 2002, within the Time Warner Group he served as Managing Director of Netscape Europe overseeing European operations. In 1998, Patrice was a Senior Adviser for the World Economic Forum (The Davos summit). From 1994 to 1998 he was Deputy Managing Director at Hachette Filipacchi Medias... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

Attendees (100)