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Summer Conference

6–11 July 2020

Andrea May Sahouri

Andrea May Sahouri is on the breaking news team at the Des Moines Register covering police, crime, and justice. Andrea was recently arrested and pepper sprayed in Des Moines, Iowa while covering the protests that followed George Floyd’s death.

Annika Smethurst

Annika Smethurst is the National Political Editor for the Sunday News Corp mastheads in Australia. She began her career in Bendigo before she was selected for a cadetship with the Herald and Weekly Times in Melbourne.

Can Dündar

Can Dündar is a Turkish journalist, columnist  and writer. Editor-in-chief of center-left Cumhuriyet newspaper until August 2016, he was arrested in November 2015 after his newspaper published footage showing the State Intelligence MİT sending weapons to Syrian Islamist fighters.

Clare Wilson

Clare Wilson is an award-winning medical reporter at New Scientist, the world’s leading science and technology magazine and website. Clare reports on everything life-science-related, from Ageing to Zika, and her life now revolves around covering coronavirus.

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman is an award-winning journalist and author and one of the world's leading experts on online disinformation, fake news, and digital investigations. He is the media editor of BuzzFeed News.

Dr Mark Lee Hunter

Dr Mark Lee Hunter is a founding member of The Global Investigative Journalism Network, the principal author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2009) and the recipient of many awards for his reporting.

Emma Youle

Emma Youle is an award-winning investigative journalist who worked for regional newspapers before joining HuffPost UK as special correspondent. She has covered stories including the contaminated blood scandal, the housing crisis, historic child abuse, and won the Private Eye Paul Foot Award 2017 for her reporting exposing squalid conditions inside homeless hostels.

Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.

James Harkin

James Harkin is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian.

Jenna Corderoy

Jenna Corderoy is a reporter for openDemocracy’s investigations team. She specialises in obtaining documents under the Freedom of Information Act, and has brought several (and successful) FOI challenges at the tribunal.

John Burn-Murdoch

John Burn-Murdoch is a senior data-visualisation journalist at the Financial Times.

Jonathan Stoneman

Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer. He previously worked for BBC World Service for many years, as a reporter, producer, later as editor and finally as Head of World Service Training at Bush House.

Jop de Vrieze

Jop de Vrieze is an award winning investigative science journalist based in Amsterdam working for national as well as international media. He has a background in infectious disease epidemiology and science communication.

Katherine Eban

Katherine Eban, an award-winning New York-based investigative journalist, reports on public health and pharmaceuticals for Vanity Fair and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Bottle of Lies: the Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.

Kofi Smiles

Kofi Smiles is a digital journalist and presenter with the BBC Radio Humberside in the city of Hull. He hosts No Filter, a radio show for and by 18-35s.

Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers is a journalist and lecturer. He investigates how large corporations affect the environment and climate change for the leading Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. Luuk is also co-developer of Story-Based Inquiry: an acclaimed and effective method for producing investigative stories.

Montinique Monroe

Montinique Monroe is a freelance photojournalist based in Austin, Texas, interested in documenting gentrification and displacement, police violence and issues affecting black communities. She discovered her passion for visual storytelling as a student journalist in 2014 while covering the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown who was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. It was in Ferguson that Montinique realized the power of telling a story through images and how crucial it is to relaying news.

Nadine White

Nadine White is an award-winning news reporter at HuffPost UK where she specialises in race and social affairs. Her work has had real impact and brought in stories that would otherwise not have been read by a mass audience, placing perspectives from BAME communities at the forefront of the national news agenda.

Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan is an award winning journalist, working for the Guardian’s Data Projects team. During the Coronavirus pandemic she’s been specialising in providing in-depth analysis of Covid-19 data in the UK including excess deaths happening in people's homes/care homes and calling out gaps in the data and delayed or misleading data.

Paul Myers

The BBC’s top online sleuth Paul Myers is one of Europe's leading open source intelligence specialists and a very popular and engaging speaker. He has been working at the sharp edge of online research for nearly twenty years.

Shaun Lintern

Shaun Lintern is health correspondent for The Independent where he covers daily health news as well as carrying out investigations. He was named Health Journalist of The Year in 2020 by the Society of Editors.