Skip to main content

How can investigative journalism projects change the world?

Presented as a part of Storyology 2018
This event will bring together journalists, reporters and editors to discuss the power of investigative journalism, and how good journalism can change the world.

Event details

Event type: Panel
Date: Monday 30 July 2018
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Venue: The Footbridge Theatre (A09), Science Road, University of Sydney, (off Footbridge walkway across Parramatta Rd, next to Holme Building, Ross St Entrance)
Cost: Free and open to all with online registrations required
Register for this event

Please note: while there is some parking available within the University, New Law Building carpark, Broadway and some street parking across the road at Forest Lodge, spaces are limited so we suggest using public transport whenever possible. 


Great journalism changes laws and lives. Hear from reporters about what it takes to build an investigative project, how they find and protect sources, compile evidence and structure complex stories to resonate with audiences. And hear about how these kind of stories change people’s lives for the better: from exposing cancer clusters and financial malpractice to global investigations like the Panama Papers.

The Speakers:

  • Alison Sandy, Freedom of Information editor at the Seven Network, two-time Walkley awards finalist and 2018 Women in Media mentor.

  • Mark Schoofs, Investigations & projects editor, BuzzFeed News (US), 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner for International Reporting for his series on AIDS in Africa.

  • Michael West, Founder & editor of journalist, stockbroker, editor and finance commentator and 2017 Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney’s School of Social and Political Sciences last year. 
  • Gerard Ryle, Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, reporter, investigative reporter and editor in Australia and Ireland, including two decades at The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.


  • Annamarie Jagose, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of Sydney, internationally known as a scholar in feminist studies, lesbian/gay studies and queer theory, award-winning novelist and short story writer.

Presented as a part of Storyology, the Walkley Foundation's festival for journalism. You can view the full program here.

Walkley foundation logo

You might also like ...

A man with his back to the camera


Tuesday 26 June

Professor Kevin McDonald presents case studies with a university student, a computer hacker, and a former drug dealer to demonstrate different radicalisation experiences

Central park building, plants growing on the side

Making the new energy system fair

Monday 2 July

This event will discuss the importance of building a new energy system that is fair to all, and what a truly progressive energy system might look like going forward.

A dog with a young girl

Dogs helping people: In families, hospitals, colleges, and at work

Monday 2 July

Join us to hear Dr Sandra Barker discuss how therapy dogs help people in a variety of settings.

Getting here

Sign up for our newsletter

Each month we'll send you details about upcoming events, and a selection of podcasts.