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  • Registration
  • Keynote
  • Break
  • Plenary Session
  • Simultaneous Session

Thursday, June 12, 2014


  • Registration Outside Convocation Hall


  • Reception sponsored by CBC, University of Winnipeg and Canadian Association of Journalists Convocation Hall

Friday, June 13, 2014


  • Registration and breakfast with Carl Bernstein Riddell Hall
  • Join Carl Bernstein and fellow delegates for breakfast.


  • Greetings, Opening Session and Keynote Speech Riddell Hall
  • Holding Power to Account: CBC’s chief correspondent, Peter Mansbridge, on the importance of investigation and accountability


  • Refreshment Break Riddell Hall


  • Exposing Corruption in Quebec Eckhardt-Gramatté
  • The team from Enquete, one of Canada's leading investigative programs, discusses the challenges and dangers they faced exposing a web of crime and corruption. With hosts Alain Gravel and Marie-Maude Denis, and producer Claudine Blais, and Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency.

  • David Milgaard Speaks Out About Wrongful Convictions Convocation Hall
  • David Milgaard, who spent 23 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, will talk about his experiences and argue that Canada needs a new way to address the issue of wrongful convictions. He will also address the issue of how media play a role in exposing these injustices.


  • Lunch and Keynote Speech Riddell Hall
  • The Lessons of Watergate: Carl Bernstein reflects on his historic partnership with Bob Woodward and the event 40 years ago that defined modern investigative journalism.


  • Cross-Border Investigations and Collaborations 1L11
  • Rob Cribb of the Toronto Star and Diana Swain of CBC talk about investigations across boundaries.

  • Investigating our Own 1L12
  • The challenge facing aboriginal journalists when it comes to investigating their own communities and aboriginal issues.

  • Health Care, Investigative Journalism and Human Rights 1L13
  • The importance of evidence and investigation.

    • -Steve Buist of the Hamilton Spectator
    • -Noralou Roos of the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Medicine
    • -Helen Fallding of the Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Manitoba


  • Refreshment Break Lockhart Hall


  • Advocacy and Investigative Journalism 1L11
  • Advocacy and Investigative Journalism: Is conventional mainstream investigation enough to change the world?

  • Reporting in Disaster and Conflict Zones 1L12
  • How investigations happen under difficult circumstances.

  • Screening of Project Censored: The Movie Eckhardt-Gramatté
  • From the people who bring us a list of the top censored stories of the year, a sneak peek at the movie that challenges corporate media and highlights the stories that don't get the coverage they deserve.


  • Reception with Keynote Speakers at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Winnipeg Art Gallery


  • Screening of All the President's Men Winnipeg Art Gallery

Saturday, June 14, 2014


  • Muzzling of Investigative Work 1L11
  • How does the government try to contain efforts to hold it to account?

  • Alternative Models of Investigative Work 1L12
  • Non-profits, crowdfunding, hacking and other ways to perform investigations.

    • -Peter Klein, director of University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
    • -Andrea Hunter, assistant professor of Concordia University Journalism Department
    • -Kanina Holmes, assistant professor at Carleton University School of Journalism.
    • -Louisa Taylor, Writer/Editor
  • Investigative Journalism in the Former East bloc countries 1L13
    • -Miranda Patrucić, Lead investigative reporter of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Bosnia
    • -Miglena Sternadori, assistant professor of Contemporary Media and Journalism at the University of South Dakota
    • -Eric Freedman, Knight Chair in Environmental Journalism at Michigan State University
    • -Richard Shafer, Professor of Journalism at University of North Dakota


  • Refreshment Break Lockhart Hall


  • Whistleblowing, Wikileaks and Open Source Intelligence 1L11
  • How the digital age is changing investigative work, and the enduring importance of whistleblowers.

    • -Alan Levy, associate professor, Brandon University
    • -Lisa Lynch, associate professor, Concordia University Journalism Department
    • -David Hutton, Executive Director, FAIR (national whistleblowers association)
  • Using Hidden Cameras: Necessary Tools or Invasion of Privacy? 1L12
    • -Laurie Few, Executive Producer, 16x9, Global News
    • -Harvey Cashore, Senior Producer, CBC Special Investigations Unit
    • -Timothy Sawa, Investigative Producer, CBC
    • -Arthur Schafer, Director of the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, University of Manitoba
  • The Uniter Presents: Investigating Corruption in Sports 1L13
  • Is soccer fixed? Are cricket matches rigged? Are outside forces pulling the strings when it comes to match-fixing? Two journalists who have investigated the issue thoroughly will present their findings.

    • -Declan Hill, Journalist and Academic, and author of "The Fix: Soccer and Organized Crime"
    • -Murali Krishnan, Deutsche Welle Correspondent, New Delhi

    This panel is made possible courtesy of The Uniter


  • Lunch and Keynote Speakers Riddell Hall
  • Asking the Tough Questions: Adrienne Arsenault of the CBC on what it's like to ask questions when the very act can put you in danger, and Michael Hudson of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on holding powerful interests to account.

    Moderator: Natalie Clancy, CBC


  • Coverage of Aboriginal People in Canada 1L11
  • Is the Canadian media doing a good enough job covering aboriginal issues?

  • Exposing Offshore Tax Havens 1L12
  • An inside look at how journalists around the world collaborated to expose the ways the rich hide their assets.

    • -Michael Hudson, senior editor, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
    • -Frederic Zalac, national television reporter, CBC/Radio-Canada
    • -Harvey Cashore, Senior Producer, CBC Special Investigations Unit
  • The Power of Public Radio 1L13
  • A showcase of co-operative and public radio pioneers and their work in holding the powerful to account.


  • Refreshment Break Lockhart Hall


  • The Evolution of Investigative Journalism in Canada Eckhardt-Gramatté
  • A look at how investigative work has changed and progressed in the last 40 years, with Linden MacIntyre, Bob McKeown and Diana Swain


  • Transportation to reception
  • Delegates needing transportation to the Museum for Human Rights please gather at the Holiday Inn, 360 Colony Street, where free bus transport will be provided.


  • Reception at Canadian Museum for Human Rights Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Sunday, June 15, 2014


  • Investigative Journalism in Asia and Africa 1L11
  • Secrets and Transparency in the Oil Industry 1L12
  • Ethics, Rob Ford and Investigative Journalism 1L13
    • -Mark Rosner, Instructor, Philosophy Department, University of Manitoba
    • -Romayne Fullerton, associate professor, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario
    • -David Studer, Director of Journalistic Standards and Practices, CBC
    • -Gemma Richardson, University of Western Ontario


  • Refreshment Break Lockhart Hall


  • Teaching Investigative Journalism (Roundtable) 1L11
  • What is the best way to prepare the next generation of investigators?

  • Social Media and Press Freedom 1L12
  • Libel Chill: How the Powerful Fight Back, and What Journalists Can Do About It 1L13
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