Insights on handling special interest groups for media investigations

A panel discussion with senior industry executives, NGOS and journalists to reflect on the issues and lessons for media professionals seeking to run investigations where special interest groups are a major influence.

The challenge for many journalists seeking to investigate corporations, organisations and powerful individuals is to ensure facts and evidence accumulated is not unduly influenced by those with a vested interest in the outcome of the investigation.

With insight from senior industry leaders and editors, this panel will explore some of the issues that regularly present with some revealing analysis of special interest groups who are not normally – or regularly, identified as such by journalists.

Target audience is investigative reporters and editors and those who are involved in complex ongoing investigations.

Suggested Speaker(s)

  • Jimmy Wales
    Founder of Wikipedia / Wikitribune, Wikipedia
  • Marian Salzman
    Senior VP, Global Communications at Philip Morris International, Philip Morris International