October 24, 2011

Event – Crossing the 49th: Investigative reporting on both sides of the border

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Crossing the 49th is a unique investigative journalism conference co-hosted by the Canadian Association of Journalists Educational Foundation and the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors.

It will take place in Toronto Nov. 5 – 6 at Ryerson University in Toronto.

The sessions will bring together leading journalists from both sides of the border on issues including confidential sources, open records laws, investigative interviewing techniques and computer-assisted reporting. Sessions will also delve into resources and tips for cross-border issues such as terrorism and the environment.

Confirmed speakers include:

Harvey Cashore, CBC investigative unit
Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune
Michelle Shephard, Toronto Star
Susanne Reber, National Public Radio investigative unit
Julian Sher, investigative book author and Globe and Mail national correspondent
Josh Meyer, Medill National Security Journalism Initiative
Tom Harrington, CBC Marketplace
Steve Buist, Hamilton Spectator investigative reporter
Bert Bruser, media lawyer
Derek Finkle, freelance journalist
David McKie, CBC Ottawa
Robert Cribb, Toronto Star investigative reporter
Doug Haddix, Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism
Sharon Oosthoek, environmental journalist
Mark Horvit, Investigative Reporters and Editors

Fees are $55 and $25 for students (Ryerson students free with university ID).

Crossing the 49th is sponsored by Ryerson School of Journalism, The Toronto Star and the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation. Please, go here for more information.

Robert Cribb, President, CAJEF and board member, IRE


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