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Thursday, November 16
 

11:15

Teaching Methodology in Data & Investigative Journalism
Journalism professors from around the world present papers on various aspects of investigative reporting. This session includes:

"The Vast and the Curious: Teaching Investigative Journalism in a Diverse Dubai"
- Bahrani, Yasmine

"A Successful Method of Teaching Top-Notch Investigative Journalism"
- Desormeaux, Parra Paulette

"Data-driven journalism: Visualizing the lie versus revealing the truth"
- Salazar, Milagros

"News Bot for the Newsroom: How Building Data Quality Indicators can support journalistic projects relying on real-time open data"
- Dierickx, Laurence

Moderators
avatar for Anton Harber

Anton Harber

Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yasmine Bahrani

Yasmine Bahrani

Assistant Professor, American University in Dubai
A former journalist, Yasmine Bahrani worked at some of the top newsrooms in the field, including Reuters and the Washington Post in Washington, D.C. Her stories, essays, and reviews have appeared in English, French, and Arabic in such publications as the Washington Post, the Los... Read More →
avatar for Laurence Dierickx

Laurence Dierickx

PhD Student, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Laurence Dierickx is journalist and developer, working as professional for fifteen years. After obtaining a master degree in Science and Technology of Information and Communication (Université Libre de Bruxelles), she has started a doctoral research project about how the automated... Read More →
avatar for Paulette Desormeaux Parra

Paulette Desormeaux Parra

Journalist and academic, Pontificia Universidad Católica
Paulette is an investigative journalist, Master ́s in Media and Journalism withinGlobalization, specialized in Public Sphere. She teaches investigative journalism at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and is the Journalistic Director of Base Pública, a new not-for-profit... Read More →
avatar for Milagros Salazar

Milagros Salazar

Director, Convoca
Investigative journalist and university professor specializing in database use. Director of investigative nonprofit newsroom Convoca based in Lima and member of The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). She is coordinador of Investiga Lava Jato (Investigate... Read More →


Thursday November 16, 2017 11:15 - 12:30
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg
 
Friday, November 17
 

09:00

Academic Papers: Social Media, Video Storytelling, Capacity Building
Journalism professors from around the world present papers on various aspects of investigative reporting. This session includes:

"Investigative Journalism in Sri Lanka: A Study on the Process and Effectiveness of Investigative Video Storytelling"
- Rasmin, MC/ S. Raguram/ M. Azad

 “The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: The Impacts of Social Media and Digital Technology on Journalism Quality in South African Newsrooms"
- Findlay, Sarah

 "Raking Muck and Raising Funds – Capacity Development Strategies for the Future of Investigative Journalism in Developing Countries"
- Lublinski, Jan/ Nadine Jurrat (presenting)/ Attila Mong

"Graph My Tender: Exploring Public Procurement Networks"
-.Homolova, Adriana

Moderators
avatar for Mark Feldstein

Mark Feldstein

Professor, University of Maryland
Mark Feldstein spent twenty years as an award-winning on-air investigative correspondent at CNN, ABC News, and various local television stations.  He has been beaten up in the U.S., detained and censored by government authorities in Egypt, and escorted out of the country under armed... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Findlay

Sarah Findlay

Programme Co-ordinator, Media Monitoring Africa
Sarah is an ecologist by training but her work has always focused on the intersection of social justice and environmental sustainability. She completed her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees through Wits University where her Masters research examined the roles of local traditional... Read More →
avatar for Adriana Homolova

Adriana Homolova

Data journalist, Elvis
Adriana is a freelance data journalist based in The Netherlands. She is closely affiliated with Investico, a Dutch platform for investigative journalism and OneWorld, a magazine for sustainable living and global citizenship. Together with a couple of talented and fun people she also... Read More →
avatar for Nadine Jurrat

Nadine Jurrat

Project Manager, DW Akademie
Nadine Jurrat is project manager at the Research and Evaluation department at DW Akademie, focusing on strategies and evaluations of DW Akademie’s projects and on research into media development topics. She has over 15 years of experience in international media development, focusing... Read More →
avatar for Mohamed Azad Mohamed Mustaffa

Mohamed Azad Mohamed Mustaffa

Country Director, Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Mohamed Azad Mohamed Mustaffa is a human rights lawyer and currently working as a country representative for Institute for War & Peace Reporting. He is responsible for the country program of IWPR in Sri Lanka and is now managing a project to increase the capacity of journalists and... Read More →
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Dr. S. Raguram

Senior Lecturer, University of Jaffna
Dr S. Raguram is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Arts, University of Jaffna.
avatar for MC Rasmin

MC Rasmin

Deputy Chief of Party, IREX, Sri Lanka
M. C. Rasmin is working as Deputy Chief of Party at IREX, Sri Lanka and he was formally the Director/CEO of Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum (SDJF) since 2007. Currently he is a PhD scholar at Assam Don Bosco University, India. He holds a Master’s in Developmental Communication... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

14:00

Scholars, Doctors, Journalists -- Collaboration Across Fields
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 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 →
avatar for Marty Steffens

Marty Steffens

Faculty, University of Missouri School of Journalism
Marty Steffens teaches  business and financial journalism, economics for journalists, and entrepreneurial journalism at the University of Missouri School of Journalism, which she joined after a distinguished 30-year career in the news industry. In her outreach to journalists, she... Read More →
avatar for Robert Steiner

Robert Steiner

Director, Fellowships in Global Journalism, University of Toronto
A former award-winning foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Rob now leads the world's only program designed specifically to mentor subject-matter specialists from around the world (professionals and academics) as they become global beat reporters. The Fellowship in Global... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 14:00 - 15:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 207 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg,

15:45

Creating Effective University Investigative Journalism Centers
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 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 Tatsuro Hanada

Tatsuro Hanada

Professor, Institute for Journalism, Waseda University
Tatsuro Hanada was born in 1947. He is a professor at the Waseda University Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences. He graduated from the Waseda University School of Political Science and Economics and studied in the University of Munich graduate school. He took... Read More →
avatar for Sayaka Kaji

Sayaka Kaji

Journalist/Senior Researcher, WasedaChronicle,Institute for Journalism,Waseda Univercity
Sayaka Kaji is Senior Researcher of the Waseda Chronicle, a nonprofit investigative journalism organization in Japan. After graduating from Waseda University’s school of Culture, Media and Society, she took up the position of Senior Researcher. She revealed the murky relationship... Read More →
avatar for Hideaki Kimura

Hideaki Kimura

Journalist/Managing Editor, Waseda Chronicle, Institute for Journalism, Waseda University
Hideaki Kimura is managing editor of Japan’s investigative media Waseda Chronicle. In 1995, after graduating from School of Law, Waseda University, he joined the Asahi Shimbun that has been the most prestigious newspaper in Japan, where he covered energy issues (in particular... Read More →


Friday November 17, 2017 15:45 - 17:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg
 
Saturday, November 18
 

09:00

Lightning Round: Teaching Data Journalism -- Best Practices
In this Academic Track lightning round, professors and trainers based in countries around the world will offer ideas on best practices in teaching data journalism standards and techniques. 

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Data Editor, The Investigative Reporting Workshop
Jennifer LaFleur is data editor for The Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University, where she also teaches data journalism. Previously, she was senior editor for data journalism for Reveal. Before joining Reveal, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

Data-driven investigations, Freelance
Data-driven watchdog reporter based in London, international journalism trainer and offspring of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ). Published by Reuters, the BBC, ICIJ, openDemocracy, Greenpeace Unearthed, Euobserver & The Black Sea +. Shortlisted for the Paul Foot Award... Read More →
avatar for Pınar Dağ

Pınar Dağ

Data Journalism Lecturer /Co-Founder
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Khalid Khattak

Khalid Khattak

Staff Reporter, The News International
Khalid Khattak is a staff reporter at The News International and has been in the profession for 12 years now. In 2015, Khalid founded Data Stories (http://www.datastories.pk/)--Pakistan's first independent data journalism initiative with an aim to promote data journalism, data storytelling... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University, USA
Jeff Kelly Lowenstein is an investigative journalist, author and assistant professor at Grand Valley State University. His work has been published in The New Yorker and the Center for Public Integrity, among many outlets, and has earned national and international recognition from... Read More →
avatar for Denise Malan

Denise Malan

Training Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE)
Denise Malan joined IRE as a training director in August 2016. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Nonprofit News in a joint position with IRE for three years. She spent the first two years helping nonprofit news organizations around the country collaborate on data projects... Read More →
avatar for Lailah Ryklief

Lailah Ryklief

Trainer, Open Up, South Africa
Lailah Ryklief works in curriculum development and provides training and mentoring through OpenUp's Data Literacy Programme (previously Code for South Africa). Lailah was also a part of OpenUp's Data Journalism Academy where she previously held the title of Newsroom Developer. With... Read More →
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and priva... Read More →


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Saturday November 18, 2017 09:00 - 10:15
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg

10:45

Investigative Journalism in Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania
Journalism professors from around the world present papers on various aspects of investigative reporting. This session includes: 

"Challenges Confronting Investigative Journalism in Saudi Arabia"
- Almania, Ali

"Investigative journalism in the post-truth era: Views from Mauritius"
- Chenganna, Azhagan

"Challenges of doing investigative journalism in Tanzania: How do you swim with sharks without being swallowed?"
- Mwita, Geoge PN

Moderators
avatar for Deborah Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism, University of Maryland
Deb Nelson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who does and teaches investigative reporting. Most recently, she co-authored award-winning series for Reuters on superbugs and rising sea levels. Her students’ project on human trafficking was recognized as the best college journalism in the nation last year by the Society of Professional Journalists. She is launching a new "Investigative Bureau" at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism to produce in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for A Almania

A Almania

Lecturer at Media & Communication College, Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University
Ali Mohammed Al-Mania is a lecturer at the Department of Press and E-Publishing at Media & Communication College in Al-Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University. He has been a journalist for Riyadh Newspaper from 2003, up to date. He is also rector for the Media Advisory for Al-Imam... Read More →
avatar for Azhagan Chenganna

Azhagan Chenganna

Lecturer in Media Studies, University of Mauritius
Azhagan Chenganna is Lecturer in Media Studies at the University of Mauritius. He teaches in the fields of journalism including modules of reporting and writing and advanced reporting. He has previously worked as a journalist in a Sunday newspaper in Mauritius. His interests are... Read More →
avatar for George Nsorani Mwita

George Nsorani Mwita

Monitoring & Evaluation Manager, Tanzania Media Foundation
Dr. George N. Mwita holds a PhD in Strategic Management from the University of Nairobi, Kenya. He also holds a Master of Science in Applied Statistics and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (statistics) and Computer Science from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and technology... Read More →


Saturday November 18, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg
 
Sunday, November 19
 

10:45

Teaching Investigative Journalism -- Best Practices
In this Academic Track roundtable, professors based in France, Hong Kong, South Africa and the U.S. will offer ideas on best practices in teaching investigative journalism standards and techniques. 

Moderators
avatar for Deborah Nelson

Deborah Nelson

Associate Professor of Investigative Journalism, University of Maryland
Deb Nelson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who does and teaches investigative reporting. Most recently, she co-authored award-winning series for Reuters on superbugs and rising sea levels. Her students’ project on human trafficking was recognized as the best college journalism in the nation last year by the Society of Professional Journalists. She is launching a new "Investigative Bureau" at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism to produce in... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ying Chan

Ying Chan

Professor, Hong Kong University
Ying Chan is an editorial and media consultant, China expert, educator and journalist, and e-learning advocate. She is the founding director and professor (1999-2016) of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong, and the founding dean (2003-2011) of the journalism school at Shantou University in China. Under her leadership, the JMSC became the hub of pan-Asian journalism serving to promoting journalism standards, freedom of expression and digital innovation... Read More →
avatar for Anton Harber

Anton Harber

Professor, Journalism and Media Studies, University of the Witwatersrand
Anton Harber is Professor of Journalism and Media Studies at University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research interests include journalism; media; and history of South African media. Harber is the Founding Editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper (previously known as... Read More →
avatar for Brant Houston

Brant Houston

Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting, University of Illinois
Brant Houston is the Knight Chair in Investigative Reporting at the University of Illinois where he teaches and works on projects and research involving the use of data analysis in journalism. He is co-founder of the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Institute for Nonprofit... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Founding member, Story-Based Inquiry Associates
An award-winning investigative reporter, scholar, and author of the UNESCO-funded International manual “Story-based Inquiry - A Manual for Investigative Journalists”, Hunter is an adjunct professor and senior research fellow at the INSEAD Social Innovation Center in Fontainebleau... Read More →


Sunday November 19, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Wits Science Stadium - 2nd Floor, Room 205 West Campus, Torrance St, Johannesburg