Power Reporting: The African Investigative Journalism Conference

By: Journalism  11-11-2011

Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference 2011

Wits University

Monday 31 October – Wednesday 2 November

Felicity Lawrence, award-winning writer on the food industry for the London Guardian. Why food prices are rising across the world and how Africa is being exploited. 

◊ Learn about Data Visualisation for print and online with Amanda Cox, New York Times.

◊Energy and climate change with John Vidal, London Guardian and OSI fellow Ken Silverstein, energybiz.com 

◊ Join the computer-assisted reporting team to learn new skills for the newsroom and investigative reporting: Brant Houston, University of Illinois; Elena Egawhary, BBC; Ron Nixon, New York Times; Izak Minnar, SABC; and Andrew Trench, Media24. Read more about CAR classes

◊ Follow the money – all about finance with award-wining financial journalist Rob Rose

◊ Investigating SA’s police commissioner Bheki Cele, with Mzilikazi wa Afrika and Stephan Hofstatter, winners of the 2010 Taco Kuiper Award.

◊ How journalists can get stories using PAIA with Gcina Ntsaluba

◊ China in Africa – the story of Chinese investment and migration

Power Reporting has something for everyone – new skills for old hands, an introduction to investigative journalism for those at the start of their careers, specialist speakers on current topics for specialist writers.

Venue: FNB Building, University of the Witwatersrand, West Campus 

Dates: Monday 31st October to Wednesday 2nd November, 9am to 6pm

Cost: R2000

Discounts for: Early registrations (before 30 September) - R1800

                         Group registration - find out if your company wil be sending more people

                         Bursaries are available for SA Journalism students

International bursaries are available for African journalists through the Forum for African Investigative Reports, www.


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Call: 011 717 4256/ 4692/ 4748

Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference is run by in partnership with the (FAIR) and supported by the Valley Trust, the and the .  The conference forms part of the and is supported by (US) and the (UK)