Editor’s note: This webinar has now taken place. You can see the recording on GIJN’s YouTube channel.
In this third GIJN Webinar in our Investigating the Pandemic series, Collaborating on Long-Form and Documentary TV & Video, we bring you a stellar cast of television news executives and commissioning editors from RTS in Switzerland, Premières Lignes in France, BBC Global News, and BBC Arabic and BBC Africa, PBS Frontline in the United States, and from Canada’s CBC — to launch a collaborative platform to support long-form television investigations into COVID-19.
With borders closed and travel limited, watchdog reporting is tougher than ever, yet the stakes could not be higher. How can producers of long-form television and video investigations collaborate and keep their work from coming to a standstill? How can collaborations support ongoing in-depth journalism in the months ahead, as trillions of dollars are spent and as the enormous social and economic costs become clearer?
If you are making a half hour or longer investigative television program or developing an idea, and want to find a producer or co-producer, or if you are a commissioning editor or program head and want to buy investigative films, join these television broadcasters to discuss investigative topics and angles, potential collaboration and how to experiment with new investigative methods.
This webinar is just the start: GIJN has created a simple but secure platform to enable ongoing sharing of investigative television projects and relevant contacts.
This one-hour plus (60 to 90-minute) webinar is free and designed for journalists digging into the COVID-19 crisis. It is the third in a GIJN series, Investigating the Pandemic. Watch our Twitter feed @gijn and newsletter for details of coming programs.