How to make sources the way the spies do

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Adam Goldman of The New York Times; Matt Apuzzo of The New York Times; Ali Soufan of The Soufan Group
  • Date/Time: Saturday, Jun. 24 at 11:30am
  • Location: Grand Canyon 7
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

**Moderated by Matt Apuzzo, The New York Times

How do the FBI and CIA spot potential sources, build rapport and take that difficult step of getting them to provide information? Hear from those who have done it, and how you can do it better.

Speaker Bios

  • Matt Apuzzo is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times. He is an international investigative reporter, based in Brussels. He previously spent more than a decade in Washington covering law enforcement and security matters. 

  • Adam Goldman is a reporter with The New York Times, where he covers the FBI and national security. He previously worked at The Washington Post and The Associated Press. He got his start in journalism at newspapers in Charlottesville, Va., and Birmingham, Ala. He's a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. He coauthored a book with Matt Apuzzo called: "Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD's Secret Spying Unit and bin Laden's Final Plot Against America." He lives in Washington D.C.

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