Director and Professor of Professional Practice at Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism
Sheila began her reporting career in 1982, when she joined the staff of Philippine Panorama, a widely read magazine. As Ferdinand Marcos gradually lost political power, Sheila reported on human rights abuses, the growing democratic movement, and the election of Corazon Aquino as president. She later joined the staff of The Manila Times as a political reporter, and also wrote special reports for The Manila Chronicle. As a stringer for The New York Times and the Guardian (London), she covered seven attempted coups d’etat against the Aquino government.
In 1989, Sheila and her colleagues founded the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ) to promote investigative reporting. The PCIJ trains journalists in investigative skills, and has provided an environment for in-depth, groundbreaking reporting. The Center has investigated and reported on major social issues including the military, poverty, and corruption. Under Sheila’s leadership, the Center became the premier investigative reporting institution in the Philippines and Asia.
Sheila is the author and editor of more than a dozen books, including “Coups, Cults & Cannibals,” a collection of reportage; “The Rulemakers: How the wealthy and well-born dominate Congress;” and “Pork and other Perks: Corruption and Governance in the Philippines.” She has received numerous awards and widespread recognition of her work.
She received an undergraduate degree in political science from the University of the Philippines, and a masters in political sociology from the London School of Economics
Adjunct Professor at Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.
Jim Mintz has been an adjunct professor of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School for the past three years. Jim is president of the Mintz Group, a research and investigative firm, and has spent 30 years conducting investigations worldwide. He helped pioneer the use of sophisticated resources by law firms in the 1970s as an in-house investigator at a Washington, D.C. law firm.
In 1980, Newsweek said of their unique in-house group: “What sets [them] apart – and a few others around the nation – is their ability to take comprehensive looks at complicated situations and make sense out of them.” His articles include “Harassment 101: How to Handle Complaints” for the Wall Street Journal, “Strategies for Managing Complex Corporate Investigations” for the Practicing Law Institute and “Background Checking on Board Candidates” for Directors & Boards.
Two of Jim’s notable recent assignments:
- He was chief investigator for the Connecticut legislative committee that considered the impeachment of Governor John Rowland. Jim testified for days at televised hearings, during one of which Rowland resigned.
- Jim also worked on behalf of New York City on the issue of how handguns are distributed, sold and get into the hands of criminals.
Don Ray is a multi-media producer, writer, author, journalist and lecturer. He began his television journalism career as a researcher with the investigative news team Unit 4 at KNBC-TV, now NBC4, in Burbank, California in 1978.
In 1980 he worked as a news writer, insert producer and assignment editor there before moving to the Phoenix-area public broadcast station, KAET-TV, in Tempe, Arizona, as a producer/director/reporter for the programs “Arizona Weekly” and “Horizon”.
In 1981, he wrote and produced “Close-up Buscaglia,” and conducted an in-depth, one-on-one interview with the popular educator and author, Leo Buscaglia. Ray returned to Los Angeles in 1982 where he was a news writer for KNXT-TV, now KCBS-TV, in Hollywood.
The following year, Ray produced investigative segments for KCAL-TV in Hollywood. In 1987, Ray returned to KCBS-TV as an investigative producer for the investigative news team Channel 2 Investigations, where he won top writing and investigative reporting awards.
In 1989 Ray opened an independent production company, ENG Productions, where he provided investigative research, writing, videography and production assistance for all of the major networks.
Ray broke the story with KNBC-TV of the child molestation investigation by police of rock star Michael Jackson in 1993. In 1995, Ray produced television segments for “The Crusaders” and “Inside Edition.” Ray was a segment producer with Dateline NBC’s two-hour special on Michael Jackson in 2004. Also that year, he conducted many of the on-camera interviews for the documentary “One Six Right” (2004).
Currently, Ray is producing independent documentaries.
Nick Davies has been named Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year and Feature Writer of the Year for his investigations into crime, drugs, poverty and other social issues.
Hundreds of journalists have attended his one-day masterclass on the techniques of investigative reporting, in Britain, Canada, China, Germany, India and South Africa.
He has been a journalist since 1976 and is currently a freelance, working regularly as special correspondent for The Guardian. He also makes TV documentaries; he was formerly an on-screen reporter for World In Action. His four books include White Lies (about a racist miscarriage of justice in Texas) and Dark Heart (about poverty in Britain). He was the first winner of the Martha Gellhorn award for investigative reporting for his work on failing schools and recently won the award for European Journalism for his work on drugs policy. Flat Earth News, his controversial book exposing falsehood, distortion and propaganda in the news media, was published as a hardback in February 2008 and as a paperback in January 2009. In May 2009, Flat Earth News won the first Bristol Festival of Ideas book award, to be given annually for a book which “presents new, important and challenging ideas, which is rigorously argued, and which is engaging and accessible.” It is now being translated into Thai, Vietnamese, Greek, Dutch, Slovenian, Ukrainian and Chinese. In November 2009, the University of Westminster made him an honorary fellow ‘for services to journalism’.
Miranda Patrucic is a leading investigative reporter and regional editor with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, and the lead investigator with Investigative Dashboard.
She is also an international speaker who has trained investigative reporters, anti-corruption groups and police in dozens of countries around the world. She was the lead reporter on projects exposing alliances between government, business and organized crime in Montenegro as well as crime and corruption involving the First Bank of Montenegro that uncovered the massive misuse of public funds. She was part of a team that reported on how the Bosnian government bought an apartment for the prime minister, which led to his indictment and resignation in 2009. She was the lead reporter on a joint project with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on tobacco smuggling in Montenegro that uncovered many of that country’s prime minister’s hidden assets. She also worked on ICIJ’s project Looting the Seas, uncovering a $4 billion black market in endangered bluefin tuna. Both projects won IRE’s Tom Renner award for crime reporting. She also worked on OCCRP’s Offshore Crime, Inc. series that won the Daniel Pearl Award. As a specialist in tracking people and companies, Patrucic has worked with reporters from the Middle East, Europe, US, Canada, Latin America and Australia.
Stephen Grey is an award-winning investigative journalist and author best known for revealing details of the CIA’s extraordinary rendition program. Grey is an independent writer based in London where he conducts research and works on newspaper articles, radio and TV broadcasts and as Reuters special correspondent in its global enterprise team.
Grey has covered several national security issues and has reported extensively from Iraq and Afghanistan. His research in Afghanistan analyzes the conflict from the perspectives of NATO and the Afghan military and civilians.
In the summer of 2003, Grey began investigating reports of the CIA’s secret system of extraordinary rendition, where terror suspects were transferred to foreign jails where many were tortured. After discovering a method to track the movements of the CIA planes allegedly used for rendition, he published the flight logs of these jets in the Sunday Times in November 2004. He later contributed to several front-page articles in the New York Times about rendition and security issues, as well as to Newsweek, CBS 60 Minutes, Le Monde Diplomatique, and BBC Radio 4’s ‘File on Four’. He also presented documentaries on the CIA’s rendition program for Channel 4’s Dispatches Program and PBS Frontline World.
In 2005, he received the Amnesty International UK Media Award for best article in a periodical. In 2006, he received the Joe and Laurie Dine award for Best International Reporting in any medium pertaining to human rights from the Overseas Press Club of America.
He is the author of Operation Snakebite: The Explosive True Story of an Afghan Desert Siege and Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Torture Program. More at http://www.stephengrey.com.
Stevan Dojcinovic is an investigative reporter based in Belgrade who works for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and the Centre for Investigative Journalism in Serbia (CINS).
He specializes in investigating links between organized crime and Balkan businessmen, privatisation deals, money laundering, private security agencies and the gambling industry. He also teaches journalists how to collect and analyse business data and property records.
Dojcinovic interviewed Zoran Copic, one of the key figures in the Balkan crime underworld while he was hiding in Bosnia from Serbian authorities. He has also investigated the role of the Balkan mafia in international cocaine smuggling. His stories have been published and quoted in various media all over the Balkans.
Dojcinovic won Jug Grizelj award for investigative journalism from 2012, the 2011 Daniel Pearl Awards for Outstanding International Investigative Reporting, the National Award for Investigative Reporting in 2011 and 2012, third award of the Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence in 2011 and ICFJ fellowship in 2012.
Lawrence Marzouk is a journalist and editor with Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Kosovo. He has worked as a journalist for a decade, writing and editing for major regional newspapers in Britain, and contributing news, investigations and features to national British newspapers.
He helped his first paper to national awards with his editing of the coverage of July 2005 London bombings.
Lawrence has been shortlisted twice for regional reporter of the year awards for his work uncovering scandals in the British public sector, including serious conflicts of interests and lavish spending by state institutions, exposed by documents obtained under the Freedom of Information act.
Since 2009, he has worked for Balkan Investigative Reporting Network in Kosovo, editing its English-language newspaper Prishtina Insight and launching a new investigative journalism portal, Gazeta Jeta ne Kosove.
His investigations into high-level corruption have led to international and local criminal probes, including against serving ministers.
In 2010 and 2011, he won best anti-corruption investigation of the year at awards organised by the UN Development Programme.
Lawrence is the author of the manual Follow the Paper Trail, a guide to document-based investigative journalism in Kosovo.
He is currently involved in various projects making data more accessible in Kosovo, including scraping public databases, and encouraging the use of Freedom of Information laws through workshops.
Drew Sullivan is a journalist and media development specialist who has worked for almost a decade in Eastern Europe and Eurasia
He founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 and served as its editor and first director before the center became an independent, locally run organisation.
He is the advising editor for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program, an organisation he founded together with a consortium of centers, media outlets and reporters from a dozen countries.
He founded the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programmess in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
He was a reporter or editor on work that won the Online Journalism Award for investigative reporting, the first ever Global Shining Light Award, The Tom Renner Award for crime reporting, the Overseas Press Club award and many other prizes.
He worked as an investigative reporter for the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville and for the Special Assignment Team of the Associated Press in New York. He has served on the board of directors for Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting.
He has a degree in Aerospace Engineering and worked for six years on the Space Shuttle project for Rockwell Space Systems. He spent one year as a professional stand-up comedian.
Paul Bradshaw is a visiting professor in online journalism at City University London and Course Leader of the MA in Online Journalism at Birmingham City University, which he established in 2009.
He has a background in magazine and website management, has contributed to a number of books about journalism and the internet and speaks about the subjects in the media regularly both in the UK and internationally.
Paul is best known as the publisher of the Online Journalism Blog, described by UK Press Gazette as one of the country’s “most influential journalism blogs” and by the Telegraph’s Shane Richmond as “The UK’s Jeff Jarvis”. He is also the founder of the investigative journalism crowdsourcing site Help Me Investigate, which was shortlisted in 2010 for Multimedia Publisher of the Year.
In 2008 Paul was ranked the UK’s 4th ‘most visible person on the internet’ by NowPublic, and in 2009 ranked 36th in the ‘Birmingham Power 50’. In 2010 he was listed on both Journalism.co.uk’s list of leading innovators in media, and the US Poynter Institute’s list of the 35 most influential people in social media. In 2011 he has been ranked the UK’s 9th most influential UK journalist on Twitter by PeerIndex.
Paul’s ‘Model for the 21st Century Newsroom’ and ‘BASIC Principles of Online Journalism’ series have formed the basis for newsroom operations and journalism education around the world, where they have been translated into a number of languages.
In addition to teaching and writing, Paul acts as a consultant and trainer to a number of organisations on social media and data journalism.
You can find him on Twitter @paulbradshaw.