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Thursday, November 16
 

11:15

Investigative Radio
Despite the tech revolution, radio remains one of the world's most popular and far-reaching media, particularly in developing countries. How are producers adapting audio news to do in-depth, investigative stories for radio and podcast? We will look at three examples from three countries: an award-winning radio journalist from Ghana; the director of digital media for the Center for Investigative Reporting's Reveal in the U.S.; and the chief editor of Indonesia's top radio network KBR.  


Moderators
avatar for Katy Katopodis

Katy Katopodis

Editor-In-Chief, Eyewitness News
Katy’s first job in broadcasting was with a community radio station and the radio bug bit immediately. Since then, she’s broken a number of major national and international news stories, was appointed the youngest ever News Editor at 702 in 2001 and was made editor-in-chief across... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Nartey

Stephen Nartey

Senior Broadcast Journalist, Joy News
I’m Stephen Nartey. A multiple award-winning investigative journalist from Ghana. My undercover name is Kwetey Nartey. I have infiltrated the ranks of rebels, exposed a human trafficking syndicate and high profile corrupt cases leading to the resignation of top government officials... Read More →
avatar for Citra Prastuti

Citra Prastuti

Chief Editor, KBR
Citra Prastuti is chief editor of KBR -- the largest radio network in Indonesia. The network features daily radio stories and in-depth reports called Saga broadcast over 100 stations. Stories are also distributed through Soundcloud and over social media. KBR's Asia Calling... Read More →
avatar for Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber

Executive Editor Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Susanne Reber is the executive editor of Reveal, a nationally broadcast US public radio show, and the co-founder of the Peabody Award-winning radio program and podcast. Prior to joining The Center for Investigative Reporting as a senior editor in 2012, Reber formed and led NPR's first... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 



Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Director/Producer VR/AR, Independent
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Multimedia Storytelling: Science Journalism & Data Visualization
This session will cover the basics of doing multimedia storytelling on a budget, specifically by combining science journalism and data visualization.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. This session will be held again at 15:45 on Friday. 

Speakers
avatar for Sibusiso Biyela

Sibusiso Biyela

Science Writer, ScienceLink
I am a passionate science writer who uses digital tools to translate complex research in South Africa.
avatar for Anina Mumm

Anina Mumm

South Africa
#scicomm | digital media | data journalism | co-founder of local pop-sci NPO @SciBraai & SA's 1st digital #scicomm start-up @ScienceLinkSA, & Lab Gas AfricaTwitter: @aninja_m... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Multimedia Investigations

The art of storytelling keeps on evolving. Not only are media houses publishing stories in multilple formats -- say, print and video -- but stories are increasingly multi-dimensional, using a combination of text, video, audio, images, animation and interactive content in one production.

What are the challenges for journalists in the field who want to create a multimedia story? Can they focus enough on their research or is the variety of formats creating distractions and dictating the reporting. What works well and what doesn’t? And are there ways to create your own multimedia package even with limited resources? Here are three award-winning, multimedia journalists from a range of backgrounds -- National Geographic, REVEAL, and Peru's OjoPublico -- with a wealth of tips on how to report, edit, and produce a great investigative multimedia story.


Moderators
avatar for Claudine Blais

Claudine Blais

Executive producer, Television Radio-Canada
Claudine Blais was journalist and producer in many investigative stories. Since 2010, she's executive producer of a television investigative program call Enquête. The program was the recipient of many awards in Canada for denouncing corruption and exposing wrongdoing and abuse. Enquête... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bryan Christy

Bryan Christy

Investigative Journalist / Writer, Bryan Christy
Bryan Christy is an award-winning author, journalist, and tv/film personality. He is author of The Lizard King: the true crimes and passions of the world’s greatest reptile smugglers (TWELVE) (Tomorrow Studios). His non-fiction has been anthologized in The Best American Sci... Read More →
avatar for David Hidalgo

David Hidalgo

News Director, Ojo-publico.com
David Hidalgo is News Director at OjoPúblico, a digital investigative media outled from Perú. He is author of the book: "Sombras de un rescate" (Planeta), a non-fiction story about the last armed action perpetrated by the terrorist group MRTA in Peru. He directed the team of the... Read More →
avatar for Susanne Reber

Susanne Reber

Executive Editor Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting
Susanne Reber is the executive editor of Reveal, a nationally broadcast US public radio show, and the co-founder of the Peabody Award-winning radio program and podcast. Prior to joining The Center for Investigative Reporting as a senior editor in 2012, Reber formed and led NPR's first... Read More →


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

15:45

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.



Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Director/Producer VR/AR, Independent
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

17:15

Screening: Bitter Grapes

“Bitter Grapes” is an investigative documentary about the South African wine industry. The program finds that, 22 years after the fall of Apartheid, conditions for farm workers in South Africa are abysmal. Workers in the flourishing wine country, the Western Cape – toiling 9-12 hours a day for as low as € 3,5 -- are denied the most basic rights, according to the industry itself. Unions are denied access to their members, while worker housing is falling apart.

Meanwhile, tourists and wine experts tour the vineyards on wine safaris and wine tasting tours – living in lush and restored houses once inhabited by the workers. The workers head to townships where they live without running water, sanitation and electricity – in cardboard houses and tin sheet roofs. 

“Bitter Grapes” is made by acclaimed Danish director Tom Heinemann – twice awarded “Outstanding Investigative Journalist” in his native Denmark.


Speakers
avatar for Tom Heinemann

Tom Heinemann

Journalist and producer, Heinemann Media
Tom Heinemann is an independent investigative journalist and filmmaker. He is a two-time winner of the “Outstanding Investigative Journalist” award of the Danish Association of Investigative Journalism (FUJ) and is the man behind “The Micro Debt”-film that exposed Grameen... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 17:15 - 18:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg
 
Friday, November 17
 

09:00

Virtual Reality Meets Investigative Reporting
Moderators
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

ombudsman, GIJN/ICIJ
Margo Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, overseeing the journalistic output of the Dutch public broadcasters at NPO since january 1, 2017.Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Director/Producer VR/AR, Independent
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Qiu Jiaqiu

Qiu Jiaqiu

Founder, Real Image Media(China)
Qiu Jiaqiu is founder of Real Image Media in China. A former director of Caixin Video and Xinhua News journalist. He serves as a guest lecturer at Fudan University, Renmin University of China and at the Global Youth Leadership Program by Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Peking... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid Kopp

Ingrid Kopp

Co-director, Electric South
Co-founder of Electric South, a non-profit initiative to develop virtual reality and mobile storytelling projects across Africa. She is also a Senior Consultant in the Interactive Department at the Tribeca Film Institute where she works at the intersection of storytelling, technology... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 105 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45

Documentaries

Having half an hour, an hour or more time on TV or in the cinema to tell your investigative story is a dream for many investigative journalists. But it also comes with a lot of challenges of how to tell your story in the best visual way as possible. Some investigations fit better for the screen than others. A panel in which accomplished directors and journalists talk about their productions and explain what works and doesn’t work in investigative documentaries. Also tips on where to start if you plan to make your own investigative documentary, including where to get funding.


Moderators
avatar for Nkepile Mabuse

Nkepile Mabuse

Executive Producer, Checkpoint, eNCA, South Africa

Speakers
avatar for Jean-Philippe Ceppi

Jean-Philippe Ceppi

Producer, Radio Television Suisse
Jean-Philippe Ceppi is executive producer for the investigative show Temps Présent, of Switzerland Public Television.
avatar for Tom Heinemann

Tom Heinemann

Journalist and producer, Heinemann Media
Tom Heinemann is an independent investigative journalist and filmmaker. He is a two-time winner of the “Outstanding Investigative Journalist” award of the Danish Association of Investigative Journalism (FUJ) and is the man behind “The Micro Debt”-film that exposed Grameen... Read More →
avatar for Carrie Lozano

Carrie Lozano

Director, Enterprise Documentary Fund, International Documentary Association
Carrie Lozano is an award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the director of the International Documentary Association's Enterprise Documentary Fund, which supports films that integrate journalistic practice. Prior to that she was an editorial consultant for... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

TV/Video Investigations

It's a video world and, increasingly, even hard-core print journalists are working in multimedia. But producing for broadcast presents unique challenges: telling a story visually, using different interview techniques, writing a tight script, and explaining complex concepts in limited time. Here are three top-flight journalists who specialize in telling in-depth and investigative stories on TV and video. See how they've adapted their craft to very different environments in India, Kenya, and Sweden. 


Moderators
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

ombudsman, GIJN/ICIJ
Margo Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, overseeing the journalistic output of the Dutch public broadcasters at NPO since january 1, 2017.Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sreenivasan Jain

Sreenivasan Jain

Managing Editor, NDTV
Sreenivasan Jain is Managing Editor of NDTV, India's most respected 24hrs news and current affairs broadcaster.  He presently anchors an award-winning weekly ground reportage and investigative show, Truth vs Hype, which focuses on political corruption, conflict zones and untold... Read More →
avatar for Karin Mattison

Karin Mattison

Reporter, host, Swedish television
Karin Mattisson is a Swedish journalist and television program anchor. She previously worked at Gothenburg Post for ten years, where she was an editor. Since 2006, she has been employed by Sveriges Television. She was nominated for a Kristallen Award for Investigative Programme of... Read More →
avatar for Solomon Serwanjja

Solomon Serwanjja

Anchor/Investigative Journalist, NBS Television, Uganda
Solomon Serwanjja is a practicing broadcast investigative journalist currently working with NBS Television as an anchor and investigative reporter in Uganda. He also doubles as a Ugandan Correspondent for KTN News, a station based in Nairobi, Kenya. Previously, he worked as a news... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 1 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 



Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Director/Producer VR/AR, Independent
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Masterclass: Investigative Radio
Despite the digital revolution, radio continues to have powerful reach, particularly in developing countries. In this workshop, come learn from two expert producers how to produce a powerful audio story from your investigative research. Learn why interviewing is different in radio. Discover the power of travelling with sound. And how to use drama to create spellbinding stories. 

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Bartlett

Sandra Bartlett

Journalist, Room Sound Productions
Sandra Bartlett is a producer and reporter with more than 20 years experience in radio news, documentaries and investigations.  She has worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in Toronto and at National Public Radio in Washington where she collaborated on projects with PBS... Read More →
avatar for Citra Prastuti

Citra Prastuti

Chief Editor, KBR
Citra Prastuti is chief editor of KBR -- the largest radio network in Indonesia. The network features daily radio stories and in-depth reports called Saga broadcast over 100 stations. Stories are also distributed through Soundcloud and over social media. KBR's Asia Calling... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 



Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Director/Producer VR/AR, Independent
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Multimedia Storytelling: Science Journalism & Data Visualization
This session will cover the basics of doing multimedia storytelling on a budget, specifically by combining science journalism and data visualization.

Note: Data Labs have 38 seats with computers. These workshops may reach capacity quickly, so we recommend you arrive early. This session is being held twice, first at 14:00 on Thursday. 

Speakers
avatar for Sibusiso Biyela

Sibusiso Biyela

Science Writer, ScienceLink
I am a passionate science writer who uses digital tools to translate complex research in South Africa.
avatar for Anina Mumm

Anina Mumm

South Africa
#scicomm | digital media | data journalism | co-founder of local pop-sci NPO @SciBraai & SA's 1st digital #scicomm start-up @ScienceLinkSA, & Lab Gas AfricaTwitter: @aninja_m... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Maths Sciences Building - Lab 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

17:15

Screening: Justice!

Justice! is an investigative documentary on widspread corruption in Ghana’s judiciary. In September 2015, famed undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas made shocking revelations of payoffs among Ghanaian judges and other court officials. Working undercover with a team of reporters for two years, Anas gathered audio-visual evidence of 34 judges and over 100 judicial staff taking bribes to rule cases in favor of the highest bidder. He and his team produced a three-hour documentary, wrote a series of newspaper reports, and petitioned Ghana’s Chief Justice and President to fire the corrupt judges.


Moderators
avatar for Mathatha Tsedu

Mathatha Tsedu

Director, SA National Editors' Forum
Mr Tsedu is an Adjunct Professor in the Journalism Department at Wits. He has conducted journalism training programmes both in South Africa and on the continent. He also started the Media24 Journalism Academy which provided work based experience and theory for journalism graduates... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Investigative Reporter, Tiger Eye Foundation
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is an undercover journalist working in Ghana and across the African continent. In disguise, he finds his way into asylums, brothels, prisons, orphanages and villages, where he methodically gathers evidence for hard-hitting stories – then presents the evidence... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 17:15 - 18:30
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg
 
Saturday, November 18
 

14:00

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 


Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Director/Producer VR/AR, Independent
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Masterclass: Documentary Production
This workshop will cover the key considerations for undertaking investigative documentary films: from concept and format/outlet to negotiating access, raising money and the pros and cons of visual storytelling, we'll go through the nuts and bolts of investigative documentary. 

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Lozano

Carrie Lozano

Director, Enterprise Documentary Fund, International Documentary Association
Carrie Lozano is an award winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. She is the director of the International Documentary Association's Enterprise Documentary Fund, which supports films that integrate journalistic practice. Prior to that she was an editorial consultant for... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Screening: Killing Pavel

Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet’s reporting had challenged authorities from Minsk to Moscow and Kyiv. In a murder that shocked the world, he was killed by a car bomb in the Ukrainian capital in July 2016.

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko called for law enforcement to find and punish those behind the attack, but authorities have so far been unable to solve the case.

For over nine months, reporters from the Organized Crime & Corruption Reporting Project and Ukraine’s Slidstvo.Info ran their own investigation, both into the murder and into the police probe – and recorded every step of the way. “Killing Pavel” is the result of these efforts. 

 In exclusive footage and interviews, the film reveals crucial information about the night and morning of the killing that never found its way into the official investigation – and asks why. Come see the film and hear two of the reporters who produced it.


Speakers
avatar for Anna Babinets

Anna Babinets

editor, OCCRP
Based in Kiev, Ukraine, Anna Babinets is a reporter for and co-founder of the independent investigative journalism agency Slidstvo.Info. Since 2015, she has worked as a regional editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), an investigative reporting platform... Read More →
avatar for Dmytro Gnap

Dmytro Gnap

Journalist, Slidstvo.Info
Dmytro Gnap is a Ukrainian journalist at Slidstvo.Info and Hromadske.TV. His work focuses on corruption and crime. In 2014, he and other journalists collaborated to preserve documents found at the Mezhyhirya residence after President Viktor Yanukovych fled Ukraine. Gnap won the... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

15:45

Virtual Reality Demo: After Solitary/We Who Remain

This virtual reality showcase is hosted by and presented by award-winning film producer Cassandra Herrman of the Emblematic Group, a California-based studio pioneering immersive virtual reality for investigative journalism. Cassandra will demonstrate Emblematic's work done in collaboration with Frontline, the U.S. Public Broadcasting Corporation’s flagship documentary series. 

The room-scale walk-around VR experience, After Solitary, will place the viewer physically and emotionally inside an otherwise inaccessible world. Using state-of-the-art technology such as photogrammetry and volumetric 3D video, the experience pushes the boundaries of immersive storytelling while exploring what virtual reality can bring to journalism.

 Also at the demo, we'll be screening “We Who Remain,” a 360-film experience created by Nuba Reports and Emblematic, produced with the New York TimesAJ+ and Arte. The film ushers the viewer into the heart of a forgotten conflict in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan after war broke out between the Sudan government and the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N) in 2011.

 


Speakers
avatar for Cassandra Herrman

Cassandra Herrman

Director/Producer VR/AR, Independent
Cassandra Herrman is a producer and director who has worked with PBS, Al Jazeera, the New York Times, MSNBC and National Geographic. Her films have screened­ at numerous film festivals, including SXSW and Sundance, and have been nominated for three national Emmy awards. Her forthcoming... Read More →
avatar for Tom Rhodes

Tom Rhodes

Managing Editor, Nuba Reports
Tom Rhodes is the managing editor for Nuba Reports and CPJ's East Africa representative, based in Nairobi.Twitter: @Tom_Rhodes_... Read More →
avatar for Trevor Snapp

Trevor Snapp

Director, Nuba Reports (We Who Remain), Nuba Reports
Trevor Snapp is a photographer for international media. He also produces stories for public radio and print, as well as films for the web and TV. With a background in Anthropology, he is committed to long term projects and under reported stories. Most recently he has worked with... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 202 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg
 
Sunday, November 19
 

09:00

Masterclass: Mojo Workshop (Part 1)
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Mojo Masterclass – As journalism becomes increasingly competitive, professional and community journalists need a broader digital storytelling skills built around mobile journalism (mojo) literacies and phones. 

The Guerrilla Workshop is a two-and-a-half-hour fast track introduction to mobile journalism where participants learn about SCRAP, a digital storytelling language; hardware (smartphones, lights, microphones and tripods); functional apps for shooting, editing,and post-production. More specifically, participants will learn how to shoot clean vision and audio, mix audio, record video interviews, edit narration and video and transfer content. In essence, you will learn how to shoot, edit and publish a complete video story using just your smartphone – all in 2 ½  hours. 

This is a practical workshop and you will need the following: iPhone or Android smartphone with the following apps: iMovie (iOS), Kinemaster (iOS and Android) -- download both if you have an iPhone; We Transfer (iOS and Android); Ferrite (iOS); Vont (iOS); iXpand; Airstash. Please download these apps and check that they work prior to the workshop. Advanced apps that will be discussed, which are not free, are Filmic Pro and Camera+. Go Mojo!

Note: This is a two-part workshop and it is mandatory to attend the first part to be able to join the second one.  


Speakers
avatar for Ivo Burum

Ivo Burum

Coordinator & Lecturer - Media Industries; Producer, Journalist and International Mojo Trainer, La Trobe University
Ivo Burum is an Australia based journalist, author and award-winning television producer. He has more than 30 years of experience producing in excess of 2500 hours of prime time programing across genres. This includes frontline international current affairs series, such as Foreign... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Masterclass: Mojo Workshop (Part 2)
Limited Capacity filling up

Mojo Masterclass – As journalism becomes increasingly competitive, professional and community journalists need a broader digital storytelling skills built around mobile journalism (mojo) literacies and phones. 

The Guerrilla Workshop is a two-and-a-half-hour fast track introduction to mobile journalism where participants learn about SCRAP, a digital storytelling language; hardware (smartphones, lights, microphones and tripods); functional apps for shooting, editing, and post-production. More specifically, participants will learn how to shoot clean vision and audio, mix audio, record video interviews, edit narration and video and transfer content. In essence, you will learn how to shoot, edit and publish a complete video story using just your smartphone – all in 2 ½  hours. 

This is a practical workshop and you will need the following: iPhone or Android smartphone with the following apps: iMovie (iOS), Kinemaster (iOS and Android) -- download both if you have an iPhone; We Transfer (iOS and Android); Ferrite (iOS); Vont (iOS); iXpand; Airstash. Please download these apps and check that they work prior to the workshop. Advanced apps that will be discussed, which are not free, are Filmic Pro and Camera+. Go Mojo!

Note: This is a two-part workshop and it is mandatory to attend the first part to be able to join the second one.  


Speakers
avatar for Ivo Burum

Ivo Burum

Coordinator & Lecturer - Media Industries; Producer, Journalist and International Mojo Trainer, La Trobe University
Ivo Burum is an Australia based journalist, author and award-winning television producer. He has more than 30 years of experience producing in excess of 2500 hours of prime time programing across genres. This includes frontline international current affairs series, such as Foreign... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 5 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg