From classroom to front page: Training the next generation of investigative journalists

  • Event: 2016 Toronto Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Peter Klein of University of British Columbia; Emma Jarratt of CTV W5; Fred Vallance-Jones of University of King's College; Robert Cribb of Toronto Star
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 14 at 4:15pm
  • Location: Rogers Communications Centre, RCC 204
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

Turning classrooms into teaching hospitals for young journalists is the co-production model that will teach the next generation of investigative journalist and turn school projects into front page exclusives.

Speaker Bios

  • Robert Cribb is an investigative reporter at the Toronto Star. He has received national reporting awards and citations for investigations into offshore tax evasion, child exploitation, human trafficking, dangerous doctors and public-health threats. Cribb is co-author of Digging Deeper: A Canadian Reporter’s Research Guide (Oxford University Press). He teaches investigative reporting at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism and the University of Toronto. @thecribby

  • Emma Jarratt is an investigative journalist from Toronto with CTV’s long form news magazine program, W5. She reports on social issues, health, conflict, business and national security. In 2014 she was a recipient of the High North Journalism Award and was nominated for a COPA for best news coverage and a OCNA for student news writing. Her work has appeared on W5, Canada AM, BarentsObserver and in the Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and VICE.

  • Peter W. Klein is the director of the UBC School of Journalism and of the International Reporting Program. In 2009 he led a team of students on a global investigation about electronic waste, which won the Emmy for Best Investigative Journalism. Peter is a longtime producer with CBS News 60 Minutes, and has produced projects for many of the major American news programs, including Frontline, Nightline, 20/20 and 48 Hours. He has written for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and other newspapers.

  • Fred is an author and professor at the University of King's College. He teaches data and investigative reporting, and research methods. Prior to joining King's, he was a reporter and editor with the CBC and the Hamilton Spectator. He has won many awards, including the 1996 IRE award for radio. He is most proud of the many award nominations earned by his students. Fred keeps moving on skis, his bike and his feet. He loves best his time with his wife and four daughters.

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