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5. Nonprofits & New Models [clear filter]
Thursday, November 16
 

11:15 PST

Measuring Story Impact
As philanthropic support of journalism increases, the need to show "impact" of investigative stories has never been greater. Donors and other investors want to know what their "return on investment" will be. Yet measuring the impact of investigative reports is notoriously challenging. Even great reporting may have little or no impact, or won't show it for months or years. And the very act of questioning those in power can have a deterrent effect that is nearly impossible to measure.

How then to provide accurate gauges of what we do? Our speakers will present two new reports -- one by GIJN, another by the Bureau for Investigative Reporting -- with some needed insights. We will have two other journalists -- from the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism and Columbia University's Journalism Grad School -- who will offer their own perspectives about what's important in measuring impact and how best to approach it. 

Moderators
avatar for Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
A bestselling author and national investigative journalist for over 30 years, Charles Lewis is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a professor at the American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is a former CBS News 60... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Cary

Peter Cary

Consultant, Center for Public Integrity
Peter Cary is a currently a consulting reporter in the national security unit at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. He is a former investigative reporter and editor at U.S. News & World Report, and finished his career there as the managing editor.Cary began reporting... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd

Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The... Read More →
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public... Read More →
avatar for Floreen Simon

Floreen Simon

Training Director, Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ)
Floreen Simon is a Training Director at Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ). She leads PCIJ's training program and develops training modules for journalists, civil society organizations, government agencies, and academe. She also takes part in producing investigative... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,
 
Friday, November 17
 

09:00 PST

Startups and Innovations
The old media models of financing, production, and distribution are gone. What is taking their place? What are the new models that will support investigative journalism? Are online platforms the solution? Nonprofits with donations and memberships? Data-centric projects? What can investigative journalists learn from documentary production studios? These four entreprenurial journalists -- from Kenya, South Africa, Tunisia and the UK -- are on the cutting-edge of the new media economy. 

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Justin Arenstein

Justin Arenstein

Founder / CEO, Code for Africa
JUSTIN ARENSTEIN is founder / CEO of Africa's largest federation of civic technology and open data laboratories, Code for Africa (CfA).He is also co-director of the continent's largest forensic technology / digital security lab for investigative watchdogs, at the African Network of... Read More →
avatar for Monia Ben Hamadi

Monia Ben Hamadi

Editor in Chief, Inkyfada
Monia Ben Hamadi is editor in chief at Inkyfada and a project leader at Media Ownership Monitor Tunisia.Twitter: @MoniaBH
avatar for Kassim Mohamed

Kassim Mohamed

Investigative reporter, Africa Uncensored
Kassim Mohamed is a Nairobi based investigative journalist and one of the directors at Africa Uncensored (AUC). Before joining AUC, Kassim worked for Kenya Television Network (KTN) as a producer of Investigations and Special projects where he was involved in a number of documentaries... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd

Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45 PST

Funding Your Investigation
With over 150 nonprofits engaged in investigative journalism worldwide, many groups find it challenging to raise funds. Many fail to apply their own reporting techniques to finding donors or don't understand how to create a fundraising or "development" strategy. There's money out there, and our field continues to grow. but you need to have a solid plan and a strong commitment. Here are four experts who can help guide your way, including two veteran fundraisers who have raised millions from both private foundations and governments, plus the leaders of two funds for investigative journalism -- one in Europe and one in Africa -- who can talk about their important models and what they look for in successful grantees. 

Moderators
avatar for Reg Chua

Reg Chua

Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News
Reg Chua has been a journalist for more than a quarter of a century, working in print, electronic media, television and radio. He’s currently Chief Operating Officer, Reuters News at Thomson Reuters, based in New York. From July 2009 to March 2011, he was Editor-in-Chief of th... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Gallagher Group LLC, USA
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year... Read More →
avatar for Caroline Giraud

Caroline Giraud

Freedom of Expression/Media and Advocacy Advisor, DG Devco
Independent consultant advising EU DG DEVCO and building capacities of EU Delegations on Freedom of Expression. I have worked 17 years with Non-Profits on media assistance, freedom of expression & human rights. Previously I've coordinated the International Secretariat of the... Read More →
avatar for Ernest Sungura

Ernest Sungura

Executive director, Tanzania Media Foundation
Ernest Sungura, the current executive director of the Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), is an accomplished Tanzanian journalist and media specialist with 22 years of local and international experience. His areas of specialisation include investigative journalism, programme and... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

14:00 PST

The Future of Investigative Journalism (Roundtable)
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. 

Moderators
avatar for Sheila Coronel

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 co-founder... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Stephen King

Stephen King

Partner, Omidyar Network
avatar for Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye

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... Read More →
avatar for Maria Teresa Ronderos

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... Read More →
avatar for Gerard Ryle

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... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
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 Journalism... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - Auditorium 3 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,
 
Saturday, November 18
 

09:00 PST

Roundtable: Donors, Grants, & Journalists
As media business models evolve rapidly around the world, what opportunities do social investors see, and what do they look for in a successful organization? How do funder preferences influence editorial coverage, and how can newsrooms maintain both editorial integrity and healthy working relationships with donors? Join some of that most innovative grant makers and nonprofit media organizations for a candid roundtable conversation about the dynamics of donor-funded media, and explore best practices for donors and media working together to ensure journalism can play its essential role in supporting accountability, transparency, and progress.   

Moderators
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Gallagher Group LLC, USA
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dapo Olorunyomi

Dapo Olorunyomi

Publisher, Premium Times
Dapo Olorunyomi currently works as publisher and Chief Executive of Nigeria’s leading investigative news platform, Premium Times. Previous to this, he served as policy director and chief of staff at Nigeria’s anti corruption agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission... Read More →
avatar for Christoph Plate

Christoph Plate

Director, KAS Media Africa
Christoph Plate is Director of the Media Programme Sub-Sahara Africa of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. In the 1990s he worked as contributing Africa Correspondent for the German Newsmagazine “Der Spiegel”, based in Nairobi, Kenya, reporting... Read More →
avatar for Maria Teresa Ronderos

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... Read More →
avatar for Anya Schiffrin

Anya Schiffrin

Director, TMaC, Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs
Anya Schiffrin is the director of SIPA's International Media, Advocacy and Communications Specialization. She spent 10 years working overseas as a journalist in Europe and Asia, writing for a number of different magazines and newspapers. She was bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires... Read More →
avatar for Drew Sullivan

Drew Sullivan

Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
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 Journalism... Read More →
avatar for Ernest Sungura

Ernest Sungura

Executive director, Tanzania Media Foundation
Ernest Sungura, the current executive director of the Tanzania Media Foundation (TMF), is an accomplished Tanzanian journalist and media specialist with 22 years of local and international experience. His areas of specialisation include investigative journalism, programme and... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,
 
Sunday, November 19
 

09:00 PST

Sustainability Workshop -- Part 1: Case Studies
What are the keys to a successful startup? How can serious newsrooms diversify revenue? What innovative practices will provide a strong base and financial structure to do the journalism you want to do? Doing great journalism isn't enough -- your group's success will also depend on good management, sound accounting, determined fundraising, audience engagement, and diversified revenue. Here are invaluable tips from veterans in the field, with lessons from both successful nonprofits and for-profits. We'll have a lightning round of examples, including South Korea's 30,000-member broadcast nonprofit Newstapa, the UK's Bristol Cable community outreach model, Tunisia's online multimedia site Inkymedia, India's Health DataLeads, the Philippines' PCIJ, and the always innovative RSF. 

Moderators
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Gallagher Group LLC, USA
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alon Aviram

Alon Aviram

Operations and media coordinator, The Bristol Cable
Alon Aviram is a co-founder of the Bristol Cable and member of the operations and editorial team. The Bristol Cable, a media co-operative owned and led by 1800+ members, is pioneering a new model for public interest local journalism in print and online. Twitter: @AlAviram... Read More →
avatar for Sheila Coronel

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 co-founder... Read More →
avatar for Christophe Deloire

Christophe Deloire

Secretary general, REPORTERS SANS FRONTIERES
Reporters Without Borders director-general. Deloire has been director of the Paris-based Journalists Training Centre (CFJ) since 2008. After graduating from the Higher School for Economic and Commercial Sciences (ESSEC) in Paris in 1994, he did his national service at TF1 television’s... Read More →
avatar for Yongjin Kim

Yongjin Kim

Editor-In-Chief, KCIJ-NEWSTAPA
Yongjin Kim, Korea, is co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism (KCIJ), the first nonprofit online investigative reporting organization in South Korea. He started his career as a journalist in 1987 at Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), a public... Read More →
avatar for Walid Mejri

Walid Mejri

journaliste, inkyfada
Walid Mejri is a journalist specialized in investigative reports, and is co-founder of Inkyfada. He once won the creative journalist prize by the National Tunisian Journalists’ Syndicate (SNJT) due to his contributions to developing the e-journalist, and introducing the interaction... Read More →
avatar for Syed Nazakat

Syed Nazakat

Board Member, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Syed Nazakat is an award-winning journalist, media entrepreneur, founder and Editor-In-Chief of DataLEADS, which is a data-driven Indian initiative aimed to create new platforms of data research and storytelling. DataLEADS conducts series of unique data boot camps in different parts... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 09:00 - 10:15 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

10:45 PST

Sustainability Workshop -- Part 2: Best Practices
What are the keys to a successful startup? How can serious newsrooms diversify revenue? What innovative practices will provide a strong base and financial structure to do the journalism you want to do? Doing great journalism isn't enough -- your group's success will also depend on good management, sound accounting, determined fundraising, and diversified revenue. In this part two of our Sustainability Workshop, we feature two experts on membership models, plus two top staff from the Media Development Investment Fund and the Omidyar Network, who will talk about what they look for to invest in independent media around the world. 

Moderators
avatar for Bridget Gallagher

Bridget Gallagher

Gallagher Group LLC, USA
Bridget Gallagher provides fundraising strategy, implementation assistance, and counsel to domestic and international clients working on transparency, information access, and civic participation issues in the context of the rapidly changing 21st century media ecosystem. A fifteen-year... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Emily Goligoski

Emily Goligoski

Head of Research, Membership Puzzle Project
How rare is this: Emily is first an advocate for consumers, helping newsrooms figure out how to build engaged communities. She was the first UX research lead at the NYT with plenty of membership case studies up her sleeve.
avatar for Maaike Goslinga

Maaike Goslinga

International Editor, De Correspondent
As the International Editor of the Dutch online platform De Correspondent I am responsible for all international collaborations and investigations. My mission is to erase borders in how we approach topics and themes and set up extensive networks with journalists abroad, which enhances our reporting and our understanding of things that shape our world... Read More →
avatar for Nishant Lalwani

Nishant Lalwani

Director, Omidyar Network
As a director for Omidyar Network’s Governance and Citizen Engagement initiative, Nishant leads the firm’s global strategy for investing in independent media. Nishant was formerly the co-founder and chief operating officer of the Global Innovation Fund (GIF), a nonprofit social... Read More →
avatar for Mohamed Nanabhay

Mohamed Nanabhay

Deputy CEO, Media Development Investment Fund
Deputy CEO of the Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF); digital media practitioner, entrepreneur and strategist


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00 PST
Wits Science Stadium - 1st Floor, Room 104 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,