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Joseph Howe Symposium Sure Thing

When: Oct. 25-26 2013
During the 10th annual symposium there will be a number of speakers addressing the theme "Investigative Journalism: Why it Still Matters," including The Coast's own News Editor Tim Bousquet. The schedule is:

Friday, 25 October, 7.00 PM: Glen McGregor of the Ottawa Citizen and King’s alumna Stephen Maher of Postmedia News, will talk about their Michener- Award-winning investigation into the robocalls affair in special roundtable discussion. Hear how they got the story about one of Canada's most disturbing electoral scandals, and about other remarkable work they have done together. The roundtable will be moderated by Jane Taber, Atlantic bureau chief for the Globe and Mail.

Saturday, 26 October, 9.30 AM: Susanne Reber, director of digital media with the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) in California will speak. CIR was one of the first non-profit investigative journalism organizations in North America and has partnered with more than 300 news outlets to tell hard-hitting stories of injustice.

Saturday, 26 October, 1.15 PM: Tim Bousquet of The Coast will speak about his hard-hitting exposé on former Halifax mayor Peter Kelly's handling of an estate of which Kelly was the executor. Bousquet was a finalist for the 2012 Michener Award for the story. He will also talk about his other investigative work at The Coast, which has made him one of Halifax's best-known and best-read reporters.

Saturday, 26 October, 3.15 PM: A panel featuring Eva Hoare of the Chronicle Herald, and other presenters from earlier in the symposium will ask the question: “How can we sustain investigative journalism in a time of shrinking budgets, smaller newsrooms and social media?"


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