A California judge has ordered casino mogul Steve Wynn to pay $390,000 in attorneys’ fees to hedge fund manager James Chanos. Wynn had sued Chanos for libel for comments he made about Macau’s casino industry at the Logan Symposium in Investigative Reporting at UC Berkeley in April 2014. The suit was dismissed last March.
Mexican investigative reporter and IRP Fellow Anabel Hernández is quoted extensively in this New Yorker piece about the 43 students who disappeared in Iguala last September.
Former IRP Fellow Trevor Aaronson gives a TED Talk on how the FBI is responsible for more terrorism plots in the U.S. than any other organization. Aaronson began research on this topic during his 2010-11 fellowship at the IRP.
Ryan Gabrielson, an IRP fellow in 2009-10, shares a Livingston Award for national reporting for an investigation on the lax regulation of armed security guards. More info
Hernandez tells The Huffington Post about the misconceptions surrounding Mexico’s drug war. Full story
If you missed the 9th annual Logan Symposium or want to see the panels again, you can now view them online here.
In response to the statement from Frontline on “Bigger Than Vegas” posted on their website on April 25, 2015, The Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley has already stated publicly that disagreements occur in this business, and we disagree.
The journalism we provided to Frontline on this story was solid as well as carefully reviewed. There were no errors. It was no different in quality from many stories we have done for Frontline and that they then aired.
The reporting on this story has not ended because Frontline decided not to broadcast. The team that reported this story continues to develop new information and to follow up on new developments. We have already begun to publish in another venue, and will continue to report on this story in print and broadcast. We think the public interest demands it.
The IRP is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015-16 Mark Felt Scholarships for students who intend to specialize in investigative reporting during their second year. They are: Brett Murphy, Alyssa Perry, Nadine Sebai, Jimmy Tobias and Parker Yesko.
Lowell Bergman Speaks at Flagler College
Lowell Bergman delivered the keynote address at Communication Week, an annual event at Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida for students of journalism, media production, public relations and other fields on Sunday, March 8. More info
Judge Throws Out Suit Against Logan Symposium Panelist
A federal judge dismisses a libel lawsuit against Jim Chanos, who was sued for remarks he made at the 2014 Logan Symposium. More info
Lowell Bergman Remembers Bob Simon
IRP Director Lowell Bergman remembers the legendary career of CBS News correspondent Bob Simon, who died Wednesday in a car accident in New York City. More info
Legal Fight Ends for Risen
IRP Fellow on NBC Nightly News
IRP Fellow Anabel Hernandez was interviewed for a story on NBC Nightly News about the 43 missing students in Mexico. More info
Judge: Chanos Remarks at Logan Symposium Not Slanderous
A federal judge throws out a defamation lawsuit against investor James Chanos for comments he made about Macau gambling operators during the IRP’s Logan Symposium in April. More info
Bergman Speaks at Logan Symposium UK
IRP Director Lowell Bergman addressed the inaugural Logan Symposium in London on Dec. 5. The three-day event was organized by the Centre for Investigative Journalism (UK) and marked the international expansion of the IRP’s annual Logan Symposium in Investigative Reporting held at UC Berkeley since 2007. More info