The Lorana Sullivan Lecture Series

How to Investigate a Closed Corporation with Steve Coll

This lecture was given on October 14, by Steve Coll, the Dean of the Columbia Journalism School and author of books on Exxon Mobil, the Bin Ladens and the CIA.

Dean Coll looks at the strategies that are likely to succeed when you are covering a company that doesn't want to be covered and is putting up "no comment" blocks in your reporting. Among the subjects he discusses is how to investigate big oil.

This is the first in a series of annual lectures which the Lorana Sullivan Foundation (LSF) is funding at Columbia.