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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Monday, October 14 • 9:00am - 10:30am
GLOBAL: Producing TV Investigations (Eng)

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In this session, Hanson, Swisher and Zamost will cover the entire track of producing investigative stories for television. The topics will range from tips for pre-publication quality control (a methodological approach to fact checking and bulletproofing the story. Participants will get tools to avoid being the subject of investigations themselves) and production in the field, to successful collaboration and turning what is essentially a great print investigation into compelling television. While showing their own clips (Zamost will for instance show parts of "Rehab Racket," a recent yearlong investigative series that CNN did with The Center for Investigative Reporting which aired on AC 360), speakers will explain some of the challenges, detail their paper trail, share tips on surveillance, and on how to get insiders to talk and track down key characters. This panel could be summarized as showing the anatomy of a TV investigation.

Tipsheet here.  

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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 →

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Nils Hanson

Nils Hanson is a freelancing investigative editor and reporter. For 14 years, until 2018, Nils was an executive producer for Mission Investigate, Swedish Television (SVT). He has over 30 years of experience and has covered around 500 investigations. During the last two years of his... Read More →
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Clayton Swisher

Manager of Investigative Journalism, Al Jazeera
Clayton Swisher is manager of investigative journalism at Al Jazeera. Based in Doha, he has covered the 2008 U.S. Presidential Elections, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the ongoing war in Afghanistan.  He has broken major stories for the Network, including the "Palestine Pap... Read More →
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Scott Zamost

Senior Investigative Producer, CNN
Scott Zamost is senior investigative producer at CNN where he has worked since 2008. His most recent investigation was “Rehab Racket,” a groundbreaking investigation into massive fraud in taxpayer-funded drug rehab. The three-part series, a yearlong collaboration with The Center... Read More →

Monday October 14, 2013 9:00am - 10:30am PDT
B1 (IAG)
  B.Global Session
  • Host Organization GIJN

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