After more than a decade of leadership of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Executive Director David Kaplan has announced he will retire from his position in September 2023 at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. Kaplan was among those representing 30 member organizations that founded the Network in 2003 and became its first full-time executive director in February 2012.
How did I end up talking about empathy, compassion, and how to help each other in front of a crowd at the farewell of the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference that just ended in Hamburg, Germany?
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And we’re off! This evening in Johannesburg at the University of the Witwatersrand, we’ll be kicking off four days of unadulterated investigative journalism. For those of you who couldn’t make it to Joburg, here’s how to follow us from home, as well as highlights of #GIJC17.
There’s plenty of activity as we move closer to the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in mid-October. Our just-released newsletter includes an update on some of the great speakers coming to the conference, as well as visa information for entering Brazil, GIJC13’s call for research papers, and a thanks to our terrific partners around the world who are helping make this extraordinary event possible. We’ve also listed ways for journalists, educators, donors, and others to get involved in the Global Network. And, as usual, you’ll find the latest resources in our toolbox section, and a calendar of upcoming events.
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