The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Lowell Bergman: Russia versus US, and the role of investigative journalism

In the wake of President Trump, there’s been a welcome resurgence of interest in investigative journalism in the United States. But what should its role be? Lowell Bergman, one of the world’s most famous and respected investigative journalists alive whose investigation into the tobacco industry inspired the film The Insider, came to London to discuss the state of investigative journalism and the dilemmas which confront the profession, including the growing information war between the US and Russia over leaks, hacks and new media propaganda. As the world lurches towards another superpower confrontation, Bergman asks: what are the tasks which face investigative journalists today, and where do the real stories lie?

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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Lowell Bergman

Lowell Bergman is the former Reva and David Logan Distinguished Chair in Investigative Reporting at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley and director of the Investigative Reporting Program, where he taught a seminar dedicated to investigative reporting for over 20 years.


  • 10 October 2017 18.30–20.00
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London