The 8th Annual Reva and David Logan Investigative Reporting Symposium

April 25 - 27, 2014


Obama's Great Sin: Normalizing the War on Terror

New York Times journalist James Risen comments on the freedoms that have been ceded to national security since 9/11.

Univision's Isaac Lee: TV Needs Marijuana Journalists

Isaac Lee, President of News for Univision and CEO of Fusion, describes the station's first chief cannabis correspondent and why journalists don't need to legitimize weed.

CNN's Sara Ganim: Sports Fans Are Part of Abuse Cover-Up

Journalist Sara Ganim, correspondent for CNN, how sports fans and universities reacted to investigations after she broke the story about coach Jerry Sandusky and the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

Janine Gibson: The Guardian Trusts Tails OS, Not Google

Janine Gibson, editor-in-chief at The Guardian, explains why security tools like an air gap and the Tails operating system are better and safer for sources than Google's Gchat or Gmail.

Tylenol Can Kill You: Why the FDA is Worse Than the NSA

ProPublica's Jeff Gert talks about some of the findings from his exposé "Tylenol: Use Only as Directed" and why the FDA is the most 'constipated' government agency.

Accuracy Means Estimation: How to Mine Data Like a Pro

Data editor David Donald and Jennifer LaFleur from the Center for Investigative Reporting offer journalists advice on how to clean up big data and get to the big story.

Google Fusion Tables: How The Guardian Mapped WikiLeaks

Vanessa Schneider, Geo Media Program Manager at Google, gives some examples of how journalists are using Google Fusion Tables to map and plot data, including a WikiLeaks spreadsheet with thousands of rows of coordinates.

Freelancing Without a Net: Just Say No to 'Sketchy' Jobs

Freelance journalists Erin Siegal McIntyre and Annie Murphy discuss how to stay safe when working without the backing of a publisher or news bureau.

Painkillers & PTSD: One Veteran's Story on Reveal Radio

Susanne Reber, director of digital media for The Center for Investigative Reporting, introduces Reveal, a radio show that explores breaking news stories like veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

The Dangers of Journalism: Internet Trolls & Dirty Cops

A.C. Thompson, investigative journalist for ProPublica, and New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman describe the fact-checking process, threats, and costs of "getting it right."

Money Laundering & Macau's Million-Dollar Gambling Ring

Hedge fund manager James Chanos and Lowell Bergman, producer of the upcoming Frontline documentary "The Gods of Gambling," explain how Chinese businesses and junket companies launder money through casinos in Macau.

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About this conference

Since 2007, the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism's Investigative Reporting Program has hosted a "by invitation only" symposium each spring in honor of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, which endowed the program. The only symposium of its kind in the country, it routinely brings together a veritable "who's who" of top journalists, law enforcement and government officials to address the critical issues confronting this specialized field. The symposium also unites media executives involved in both non-profit and commercial outlets, as well as media attorneys, academics, major foundations, and philanthropists who support journalism in the public interest.

About Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism is a graduate professional school on the campus of University of California, Berkeley. It is among the top graduate journalism schools in the United States, and is designed to produce journalists with a two-year Master of Journalism (MJ) degree.

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