The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Alex Perry: How to turn investigative journalism into television story

In the second of our series of talks looking at how investigative journalism can be turned into a story, veteran foreign correspondent Alex Perry comes to the CIJ to talk about how he and journalists like him are increasingly working with film and production companies to fund their investigations, and about the writing and selling of his latest book The Good Mothers, the true story about of a group of women who took on the world’s most powerful mafia. The Good Mothers had just been published by HarperCollins, and was being developed for film and television.

Chair: James Harkin, CIJ Director.

This talk was hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the #LOGANCIJ Talks Series.

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Alex Perry

Alex Perry is a non-fiction writer. He is the author of The Good Mothers, The Rift, Falling Off The Edge, and Lifeblood, as well as several ebooks, and ghost-wrote Long Shot for Azad Cudi, a British-Kurdish sniper.


  • 12 February 2018 17.00–18.30
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London