Finding, nurturing and protecting sources

  • Event: 2018 IRE Conference
  • Speakers: Olivia Carville of The New Zealand Herald; Mary Hargrove of independent journalist; Corey Johnson of Tampa Bay Times
  • Date/Time: Friday, Jun. 15 at 9:00am
  • Location: Oceans 6-8
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

This panel will share techniques and strategies essential to landing and protecting the most sensitive and delicate sources around - sexual assault victims, government administrators, whistleblowers and insiders within criminal organizations.

Speaker Bios

  • Olivia Carville is an award-winning journalist from New Zealand. She has worked on the investigation teams at the Toronto Star and the New Zealand Herald, covering social justice and human rights issues. In May, Olivia graduated with an MA in business and economics reporting from Columbia University. She is an Ochberg fellow, a recipient of the Overseas Press Club Fellowship and a 2018 finalist in the IRE awards. Twitter: @livcarville 

  • Mary Hargrove served on the IRE board eight years and was elected president and chair. She investigated in Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, Washington D.C. and Arkansas.  She won the grand prize Robert F. Kennedy award, the Heywood Broun award, and the Casey Medal.  In 2017 she co-authored the series Shadow Land: How Rape Stays Hidden in Oklahoma which was a finalist for the Scripps Howard award.

  • Corey Johnson is an investigative reporter at the Tampa Bay Times. His work has uncovered police corruption, coerced prison sterilizations, state regulatory failures, excessive governmental secrecy and university scandals. His efforts have won IRE's top prize, the Gold Medal, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and garnered many other state and national honors. @CoreyGJohnson

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