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Funding the future discussed at GIJN Conference

26. april 2010 21:32

Event Date: Thu, 2010-04-22 00 – Sun, 2010-04-25 00

Stephen Engelberg, managing editor of ProPublica, discussed financing the future of investigative journalism in the keynote address on Day Three of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Geneva. He was joined by David Kaplan of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalism and the Center for the Public Integrity.

Mark Schapiro, of the Center for Investigative Reporting was not able to attend and Brant Houston, who coordinates the Investigative News Network, replaced Schapiro on the panel. Margo Smit, director at Vereniging van Onderzoeksjournalisten (VVOJ) – of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists – moderated.

To see highlights of the session, click here.

Other sessions throughout the day also focused on this topic, including European business models, using crowdsourcing, and the effects of the digital age.

Also on Saturday were panels on covering war zones when not embedded, investigating pedophiles, and investigating gangs.

In addition, each day of the conference offers classes on using computer-assisted reporting for investigations.

The GIJN Conference is on Twitter, and was the fifth most-tweeted-about topic in Switzerland on Saturday. Tweets of the conference are at #gjic.

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