Investigative Journalism Across Borders 2017

TORONTO, April 27, 2017 /CNW/ - Veritas - Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest is teaming up with Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Global Reporting Centre to host a prestigious cross-border investigative conference in Vancouver, May 20 - 21.

"More than any time in recent history, we are witnessing growing public interest in probing investigative reporting and its vital contributions to how we understand the world," said Robert Cribb, president of Veritas – Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest and an investigative reporter at the Toronto Star.

"This conference is designed to harness and share some of the best investigative wisdom across the continent to empower journalists producing in-depth work that enlightens and uncovers."

This is the second international conference co-hosted by the two-year-old Canadian charity which fosters professional development for journalists and public engagement in right-to-know issues.

The cross-border conference is designed for reporters, editors and producers from newspapers, TV, radio stations, Web-only news sites and news blogs.  Freelancers, students and journalism educators are also encouraged to attend.

It will present workshops and panel discussions on a broad variety of topics that will improve your ability to find information on the Web quickly, and point you to key documents and data that will help you add depth to your daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories.

In addition, the workshops and sessions will give you tips on bulletproofing stories, digging deeper on the Web with social media, search engines and much more. This workshop will focus on issues on shared interest between the U.S. and Canada.

Confirmed speakers and panelists for the conference include:

  • Walt BogdanichNew York Times
  • Susanne Reber - Reveal+The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Kim Bolan - Vancouver Sun
  • Andrew McIntosh - Puget Sound Business Journal
  • Kathryn Gretsinger – CBC
  • Nina Shapiro - Seattle Times
  • Michael Corey - Reveal+The Center for Investigative Reporting
  • Sunny Dhillon - Globe & Mail
  • Denise Malan – Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • Erin Millar - Discourse Media
  • Linda Solomon - National Observer
  • Peter Klein - 60 Minutes, University of British Columbia School of Journalism
  • Frederic Zalac – CBC/Radio-Canada
  • Robert Cribb - Toronto Star/Veritas


Registration for the conference, which is being held on the UBC campus, is here:

Veritas – Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest ( is a charitable non-profit corporation based in Toronto focusing on public education and journalistic professional development.

IRE ( is a grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting and is housed at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia Missouri.

The Global Reporting Centre ( is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver dedicated to highlighting important neglected stories around the world through collaboration with leading journalists and media organizations.  

Sponsors for the conference include: The Toronto Star, The Committee to Protect Journalists, CBC, the Vancouver Sun/Post Media, Great Pacific Television, Google, Bell Media (CTV), Business in Vancouver, Glacier Media, The Freedom Fund, REVEAL (The Centre for Investigative Reporting), Tyee, The National Observer, The Allard Prize for International Integrity, Liu Institute for Global Issues, Entertainment One.

SOURCE Veritas - Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest

For further information: Robert Cribb, President, Veritas - Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest, 416-579-0289,; Peter Klein, executive director, Global Reporting Centre, 604-822-3844,; Denise Malan, training director, Investigative Reporters and Editors, 479-422-2405,

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