Past Symposiums

2016 – 10th Annual Symposium

2015 – 9th Annual Symposium

2014 – Under Attack: Reporters & Their Sources

2013 – Inside the Investigative Story

2012 – Power, The Press & the Public Interest

2011 – Leaks, Laws & Lies

  • How the Sausage is Made

    Moderator: Mark Katches, Center for Investigative Reporting

    Panelists: George Dohrmann, Sports Illustrated; Marcela Gaviria, PBS “Frontline”; Richard Pienciak, Associated Press; Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; Kara Scannell, Financial Times; Dina Temple-Raston, NPR

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  • The War on WikiLeaks

    Moderator: Jack Shafer, Slate

    Panelists: Nick Davies, The Guardian, U.K.; Bill Keller, The New York Times; David E. McCraw, The New York Times Company; Gabriel Schoenfeld, Hudson Institute; Holger Stark, Der Spiegel; Julian Assange, Wikileaks (via Skype)

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  • True Grit: When the Story Bites Back

    Moderator: Brian Ross, ABC News

    Panelists: Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times; Armen Keteyian, CBS News; Barbara Laker; Philadelphia Daily News; Wendy Ruderman, Philadelphia Daily News; Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker

  • 9/11: Ten Years Later

    Moderator: Karen Greenberg, Center on Law & Security

    Panelists: James Risen, The New York Times; Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica; Dale Watson, former FBI; Lowell Bergman, Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley

  • The State of Nonprofit Investigative Reporting

    Moderator: Lowell Bergman, Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley

    Panelists: Raney Aronson-Rath, PBS “Frontline”; Gary Bostwick, Bostwick & Jassy LLP; Robert Rosenthal, Center for Investigative Reporting; Calvin Sims, Ford Foundation; Richard Tofel, ProPublica; McNelly Torres, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting; Margaret Drain, WGBH

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  • Additional Speakers: Mark Feldstein, George Washington University; Mike Rochford, Oakridge National Laboratory; Michael Isikoff, NBC News; Matt McAlister, The Guardian, U.K.; Charles Lewis, Investigative Reporting Workshop

2010 – The State of Play

  • How the Sausage is Made: The Journalists

    Moderators: Lowell Bergman and Ryan Gabrielson, Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley

    Panelists: Susanne Rust, Knight Fellow; Tom Blanton, National Security Archive; David Barstow, The New York Times; Ricardo Sandoval Palos, Center for Public Integrity; Rebecca Peterson, CBS’s “60 Minutes”

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  • How the Sausage is Made: The Editors

    Moderators: Lowell Bergman and Matt Isaacs, Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley

    Panelists: Jim Impoco, Reuters; Bill Marimow, The Philadelphia Inquirer; Rhonda Schwartz, ABC News; Clara Jeffrey, Mother Jones; James Neff, The Seattle Times Video

  • Investigative Reporting on TV

    Moderator: Neil Henry, U.C. Berkeley School of Journalism

    Panelists: Raney Aronson-Rath and David Fanning, PBS “Frontline”; Jeff Fager, CBS’s “60 Minutes”

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  • A New Era of Collaboration

    Moderator: David Boardman, The Seattle Times

    Panelists: Mark Katches, Center for Investigative Reporting; Susanne Reber, NPR; Paul Stieger, ProPublica; Linda Winslow, PBS “NewsHour”; Ann Derry, The New York Times

  • The Consequences of Investigative Reporting

    Moderator: Brian Ross, ABC News

    Panelists: Omoyele Sowore, Sahara Reporters; Ari Berman, The Nation/Medill Innocence Project; Dana Priest, The Washington Post; Diana Washington Valdez, El Paso Times; John Smith, Las Vegas Review Journal

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  • Who’s Going to Foot the Bill

    Moderator: Jack Shafer, Slate

    Panelists: Len Downie, Arizona State University; Lisa Frazier, Bay Citizen; Alan Mutter, Newsosaur; John Thornton, The Texas Tribune; Robert Rosenthal, Center for Investigative Reporting

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  • The New Initiatives

    Moderator: Lowell Bergman, Investigative Reporting Program at U.C. Berkeley

    Panelists: Gavin McFadyen, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, U.K.; Chuck Lewis, American University; Julian Assange, WikiLeaks; Birgitta Jonsdottir, Parliament of Iceland; Jon Weber, Bay Citizen

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2009 – Corruption Hunters

  • The Corruption Hunters

    Moderators: Brian Ross, ABC News and Sunny Hostin, CNN

    Panelists: Tom Fuentes, former assistant director of the FBI’s Office of International operations; Helen Garlick, former Serious Fraud Office UK; Mark Mendelsohn, deputy chief of the Fraud Section, Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice; Mark Pieth chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions; Nuhu Ribadu, prosecutor in Nigeria

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  • Reporting on International Corruption

    Moderator: Bill Keller, The New York Times

    Panelists: Andy Court, “60 Minutes”; Jason Felch, Los Angeles Times; David Leigh, Guardian UK; Glenn Simpson, Wall Street Journal; Oriana Zill de Granados, PBS “Frontline”

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