Cross-border crime reporting

  • Event: 2017 Vancouver Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Kim Bolan of The Vancouver Sun; Andrew McIntosh of Puget Sound Business Journal; Mike De Souza of Global News; Garance Burke of The Associated Press
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 20 at 11:00am
  • Location: Multipurpose Room
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Mike De Souza

How do you report on criminals? Journalists who have done investigations in Canada, Mexico and the U.S. share their approaches to telling high-risk stories that can bring serious repercussions. 

Speaker Bios

  • Award-winning investigative reporter Kim Bolan covers gangs and organized crime for The Vancouver Sun. Bolan has covered the biggest criminal cases in Canadian history from the Air India bombing to serial killer Robert Pickton to the Surrey Six gangland slayings. Her book on the Air India bombing, Loss of Faith: How the Air India Bombers Got Away with Murder, won the Dafoe Prize. She is currently working on a second book about B.C.'s gang war.

  • Garance Burke is a national investigative reporter for The Associated Press. Driven by data and documents, her work has helped to shape presidential elections, inspired Senate hearings and prompted federal probes. Before AP, Burke wrote for the Mexican daily El Financiero, The Washington Post and The Boston Globe. Her reporting has been honored as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and received the RFK Print Journalism Award and SPJ's Sigma Delta Chi award. @garanceburke

  • Mike De Souza is an investigative producer with Global News. He was previously National Observer’s Managing Editor. He has covered politics for more than a decade, focusing in recent years on energy and environment policies in government and industry. A Montreal native, Mike has worked as a broadcast and print journalist in his home town, as well as the National Assembly in Quebec City, Parliament Hill in Ottawa and Calgary. He has worked for Reuters, Postmedia and The Montreal Gazette. 

  • McIntosh covers Boeing and global aerospace for Seattle's Puget Sound Business Journal. A Certified Fraud Examiner and FOIA expert, he's a 3-time winner of Canada’s National Newspaper Award, an IRE finalist, and SABEW award winner. He's a North American working as an investigative reporter for The Sacramento Bee, National Post, Toronto Globe and Mail, Ottawa Citizen and Montreal Gazette. This spring, he co-authored a best-selling book about the Hells Angels in Quebec.

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