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Seymour Hersh in his office at the Washington bureau of The New York Time, 1975

Seymour Hersh: A Life in investigative journalism

Seymour Hersh is a long-time staff writer at The New Yorker, and author of Reporter: A Memoir. From his reports on the massacre at My Lai, to his exposure of the horrors of Abu Ghraib, to his attempts to get to the bottom of the circumstances of Osama Bin Laden’s death and the conflict in Syria, Seymour Hersh has over five decades made a reputation as one of the world’s most acclaimed investigative journalists. To launch #CIJSummer Conference 2018, he came to London to talk about his life and work, the threats to investigative journalism and the future of the profession. 

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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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.

Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh is an American investigative journalist and political writer. He is a longtime contributor to The New Yorker on national security matters and has also written for the London Review of Books since 2013.


  • 27 June 2018 19.00–20.30
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London