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2013 Toronto Watchdog Workshop
Saturday, November 9, 2013

12 leading journalists. 2 days. Countless tips and tools for digging deeper

* Hear how The New York Times plans and executes big projects.

* A private investigator shares his secrets for backgrounding companies and individuals.

* A leading international expert reveals how to protect sources and data files from the growing threat of digital spying.

* A Pulitzer Prize-winning business journalist shares how he uncovers the big stories.

Crossing the 49th is a unique, cross-border conference featuring top-level experts from Canada and the U.S. They'll go deep on how to bulletproof stories, mine the web with social media research, master foreign investigations, tackle the adversarial interview, analyze documents and data, and bring it all together in a compelling narrative.

This year's speakers use cutting-edge research techniques every day to discover new data and public records.

Taking place Nov. 9 - 10, 2013, this event will be co-hosted by the Canadian Association of Journalists Educational Foundation, Ryerson University School of Journalism and the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Confirmed speakers: Sarah Cohen (New York Times), Harvey Cashore (CBC), Steve Doig (Arizona State University), Jennifer Wells (Toronto Star), Anton Koschany (CTV), Kevin Bousquet (Corpa Investigations), David Cay Johnston (Tax Analysts), Julian Sher (CBC), Doug Haddix, (Ohio State University), Robyn Doolittle (Toronto Star), Anna Mehler Paperny (Global News), David McKie (CBC) and Mark Horvit (IRE).

To register: ire.org/events-and-training/event/984/
(or type "Crossing the 49th" into Facebook to find our event page)


Event Type: Workshop
Organization: Investigative Reporters and Editors
Event Time: Nov. 9: 9:15 a.m. to 5:50 p.m.; Nov. 10: 9:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
Event Cost: $55 ($25 for students)
Event Location: Ryerson University, 80 Gould St., Toronto
Phone: 573-882-2042