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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.

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.

This event was held at the University of Sydney on Monday 30 July 2018.

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.

  • Carrie Fellner, investigative journalist, The Sydney Morning Herald


  • 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.

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