The theme of the 3rd Annual Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting is on bribery and corruption and includes the world premiere of a new PBS Frontline documentary on bribery in international commerce.
A series of high-profile panels focus on reporting about bribery and feature investigative reporters and producers, as well as federal prosecutors and whistleblowers.
The Reporting on International Corruption panel features Andy Court, 60 Minutes; Jason Felch, The Lost Angeles Times; Bill Keller, The New York Times; David Leigh, The Guardian (UK); Glenn Simpson, The Wall Street Journal; and Oriana Zill de Granados, PBS FRONTLINE.
Bill Keller, The New York Times, moderates.
Andy Court is a former newspaper reporter and magazine editor who has been producing for 60 Minutes for the past three years. A graduate of Yale University (1983), he worked for the Concord Monitor, in Concord, New Hampshire, and later for The Jerusalem Post, where he covered the first Palestinian uprising.
As editorial director of The American Lawyer magazine, he led a team of reporters investigating the quality of legal representation provided to indigent defendants. He began his television career as an associate producer for 60 Minutes and then as a producer at NBC, where he co-produced Children of the Harvest, an hour-long documentary about the problem of child labor in American agriculture.
Jason Felch is a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where he specializes in investigative journalism. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, he reported on Latin America, petroleum and other issues for a number of outlets, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, and FRONTLINE/World.
Bill Keller, former executive editor of of the New York Times, is now editor-in-chief of The Marshall Project. The Marshall Project is a non-profit, non-partisan news organization focused on crime and punishment in the United States. Bill joined the venture in 2014 after 30 years at The New York Times as a correspondent, editor and, most recently, as an op-ed columnist.
David Leigh is the Guardian's investigations editor, whose work was behind the jailing of Jonathan Aitken and the exposure of secret payments by arms company BAE.
Glenn Simpson is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal covering money laundering and other financial crime, including terrorist financing, tax evasion and corporate misconduct. For nine years, he was based in the Journal's Washington, D.C., bureau. In January 2005, he moved to the Journal's European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
His past coverage for the Journal includes the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, technology and privacy, the Justice Department, Congress, banking agencies and the White House, the Federal Trade Commission, and major scandals including Whitewater, foreign campaign contributions and Monica Lewinsky. His October 1996 articles disclosing illegal contributions from Indonesia and China to the Bill Clinton presidential campaign (with Jill Abramson) sparked a year-long congressional investigation and various federal prosecutions and were included in a nomination package by the Journal for a Pulitzer Prize.
Mr. Simpson began his journalism career in 1986 as an editorial assistant at Insight. He became a reporter for the Washington-based magazine in 1988 and a writer in 1989. He moved to Roll Call magazine as a staff writer in 1989 and became a senior staff writer in 1993. He joined the Journal in August 1995 and assumed his current responsibilities in January 2000.
Born in Paoli, Penn., Mr. Simpson received a bachelor's degree in journalism from George Washington University. He and his wife, Wall Street Journal reporter Mary Jacoby, have two children.
Oriana Zill de Granados
Oriana Zill de Granados is a producer of investigative stories at CBS News 60 Minutes, including “Armstrong,” “The Trouble with Treasure” and “Stem Cell Fraud.” Her most recent report “The Cost of Admission” featured allegations of Medicare fraud against the fourth largest for-profit hospital chain in the United States. Previously, she was producer and writer of The War We Are Living (2011), a documentary about women living through the war in Colombia as part of the PBS special series Women, War and Peace. She was producer and writer of documentaries, with Lowell Bergman, for PBS Frontline and Frontline/World, including The Card Game (2009), Black Money (2009), Crimes at the Border (2008), A Dangerous Business Revisited (2008), The Enemy Within (2006), and Drug Wars (2000). She has produced segments for PBS Expose, PBS Now with Bill Moyers, and ABC News Nightline. She is also the producer, director and writer of a CIR/Latino Public Broadcasting documentary, Nuestra Familia/Our Family, about Latino gangs in California’s farm towns, which aired nationally on PBS in 2006, and was awarded a 2006 IRE Medal for Crime Reporting and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Documentary Award. Zill de Granados has also received several Emmy Awards, a George Foster Peabody Award, a Writer’s Guild Award, an Overseas Press Club Award and National Press Club Award, among others.