The possibilities of investigative journalism

A podcast with Jake at Center for Investigative Journalism

28.10.2021  |  by Cato Verhoeven  |  Designalism

Jake Charles Rees is a curator and producer at the Center for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), based at Goldsmiths, University of London. He specializes in developing exhibitions, publications, films and events.

His main role is to organise the Logan Symposium. It’s an event that is aimed at bringing together whistleblowers, hackers, investigative journalists, filmmakers, and artists. With this, he tries to tackle what we see as increasing official secrecy, surveillance and censorship. Jake: “So that the symposium has a particular remit around national security, and challenging official power.”

The CIJ’s goal? “So we're really, really pushing to get this training to as many people as possible. We try and strengthen media everywhere, and particularly investigative media.”

“And the possibilities, I think, are pretty exciting. One of the things that I’ve experienced in my work between artists and journalists, is that it’s very difficult to convince journalists of the value of interdisciplinary collaborations. I think that’s something that really needs to be addressed.”

Are you curious how and why? Listen to the full episode of the podcast right here on Spotify, Google Podcasts and Apple Podcasts.

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Cato Verhoeven


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