Welcome, everyone! Here’s the program for the 8th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, (#GIJC13), scheduled for October 12-15, 2013, in beautiful Rio de Janeiro. It’s the first time we’re holding the GIJC in the global south, and we’re combining it with two other key events in journalism: the annual Latin America Investigative Journalism Conference (COLPIN), and the International Congress of ABRAJI, Brazil’s investigative journalism association. Panels and workshops will be available in languages as marked: English (Eng), Portuguese (Port), Spanish (Span). Plenary and showcase panels will be translated into all three. There will be streaming video available for all plenary and showcase panels and all those held in the RDC auditorium (C1). We look forward to seeing you in Rio!
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Saturday, October 12 • 11:00am - 12:30am
GLOBAL: Professors Track: Papers on Investigative & Data Journalism (Eng)

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Professor James Hollings presents a paper on the role of emotion when whistle-blowers decide to go public with their stories, proposing a theoretical explanation baed on the Interative Reprocessing Model.

Rosemary Armao of the State University of New York at Albany presents a paper on assessing efforts to promote and support investigative journalism at four investigative centers around the world, noting both successess and failures.

Anya Schiffrin of Columbia University in New York City presents a paper on the ways that journalists have done and do investigative reporting on the extractive sector such as mining and oil where are innumerable instances of outright corruption as well as bad practices, where countries fail, for instance, to garner for themselves the full value of their resources and/or when the revenues raised are not used for public purposes in ways that they should. There are more complex stories, exposing how well-intentioned actions can have unintended adverse effects  Such reporting is necessary if the media is to fulfill the role of the watchdog, particularly needed in this complex industry.

Jane Regan, professor at the State University of Haiti, presents a paper on the new and innovative techniques that journalists used to monitor and investigative the billions of “reconstruction” dollars that followed offered humanitarian agencies and international businesses the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. She outlines the creation of her efforts and that of an online “alternative” news agency and a community radio training and support association to launched the Haiti Grassroots Watch partnership. 

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Rosemary Armao

Associate Professor, SUNY-Albany
Rosemary Armao teaches in the Department of Communication and Journalism at SUNY-Albany. Previously she was a reporter and editor at wire services and newspapers. She has trained journalists and worked on media development projects throughout Eastern Europe and Africa. She is a former... Read More →

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James Hollings

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Massey University
Journalism, big, small, wide, narrow, deep!, After 27 years at it, I still get excited by determined, persistent reporting. I worked as a journalist on newspapers and radio for 18 years, with a special interest in investigation. I now teach on NZ's only Master of Journalism programme... Read More →
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Jane Regan

coordinator + UEH professor, Haiti Grassroots Watch
English, Español, Kreyòl. Professor at the Université d'Etat d'Haïti (Haiti's State University), and coordinator of the Haiti Grassroots Watch collaborative – a multimedia, multilanguage “reconstruction watch” partnership of "alternative" media institutions, students from... Read More →
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Anya Schiffrin

Senior Lecturer, SIPA, Columbia University
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 →

Saturday October 12, 2013 11:00am - 12:30am PDT
B1 (IAG)
  O.Professors Track
  • Host Organization GIJN

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