Cross-border commerce reporting – Case Study: The Panama Papers

  • Event: 2017 Vancouver Watchdog Workshop
  • Speakers: Frédéric Zalac of CBC/Radio-Canada; Robert Cribb of Toronto Star; Natasha Del Toro of Fusion; Sandra Bartlett of independent journalist
  • Date/Time: Saturday, May. 20 at 9:30am
  • Location: Multipurpose Room
  • Audio file: Only members can listen to conference audio

**Moderated by Sandra Bartlett, independent journalist

What does it take to collaborate with another journalist or another media organization?  Hear from some of the journalists who worked on the Pulitzer Prize winning, Panama Papers.  The lessons apply to international stories and local collaborative investigations.

Speaker Bios

  • Sandra Bartlett is an award-winning reporter and producer based in Toronto.  She worked on the ICIJ project Secrecy for Sale and Skin and Bone. Bartlett worked as a producer and reporter in NPR’s Investigative Unit based in Washington where she collaborated on projects with PBS Frontline, ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative Reporting, as well as individual journalists in Canada and Europe.

  • 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

  • Natasha Del Toro is an Emmy-award winning journalist and television personality. She's currently an on-camera correspondent for Fusion's investigative documentary series called the Naked Truth. Prior to Fusion, she worked as a video journalist at TIME and collaborated on a book and multimedia website about poverty in America with internationally renown photographer Joakim Eskilden. She is also a Fulbright scholar and host of America Reframed, a PBS documentary program.

  • Frédéric Zalac is a national reporter based in Vancouver for Radio-Canada's television programs "Enquête" and "Découverte". He also files in English for CBC's The National and has worked with the Fifth Estate. Frédéric has been a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) since 2012. He has worked on the ICIJ's tax haven investigations, including Offshore Leaks (2013), Lux Leaks (2014), Swiss Leaks (2015) and the Panama Papers (2016).

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