The future of Investigative TV in the era of mobile devices , co-productions and growing competition from everything from Netflix to Facebook.

  • Event: 2016 Toronto Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Julian Sher of Investigative Journalist; Laurie Few of 16X9 Global News; Anton Koschany of CTV W5
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 14 at 2:00pm
  • Location: Rogers Communications Centre, RCC 204
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

What is ahead for Canadian investigative TV in the era of people consuming more and more news on their mobile devices , increasing co-productions with print and international partners and growing competition for eyeballs from everything from Netflix to Facebook.

Speaker Bios

  • Laurie Few has dedicated her career to investigative journalism and long-form storytelling. Currently, she holds the position of Executive Producer for Global News' current affairs investigative show, 16X9. Prior, she was an investigative producer with CTV's W5 and the producer of an investigative segment for CTV national news. She is a trained lawyer. Laurie has experience in all aspects of investigative journalism from document digging to hidden cameras.

  • Anton Koschany is Executive Producer of CTV's W5 - the longest-running and most-watched newsmagazine program in Canada. W5 pursues investigative and inspirational stories and provides context for today's news. Koschany has worked as an investigative reporter and producer in both news and newsmagazine format. He has also worked as a reporter, field producer, bureau chief and assignment editor during a career that spans more than four decades.

  • Julian Sher is a veteran documentary director, newsroom trainer and the author of six books. He was an investigative reporter for the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail and his articles also appeared in the New York Times and USA Today. For five years, he was the Senior Producer at CBC's The Fifth Estate, Canada's premier investigative program. He has trained in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. See www.juliansher.com. @juliansher

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