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Tuesday, September 26 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Digging Deeper: Investigative Journalism

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Investigative journalism is a compelling form of character-driven storytelling, with dramatic potential for systemic impact. Engaging broad audiences, these storytellers put themselves directly in the line of fire as they solve unfolding mysteries and expose crimes against wildlife and humanity.

Facilitator
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Deborah Blum

Director, Knight Science Journalism Program - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Deborah Blum is a Pulitzer-prizewinning American science journalist, columnist, and author of five books, including The Poisoner’s Handbook (2010), and Love at Goon Park (2002). She is a former president of the National Association of Science Writers, was a member of the governin... Read More →

Speakers
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Kate Brooks

Filmmaker & Photojournalist
Kate Brooks is an American photojournalist who has chronicled conflict and human rights issues for nearly two decades. She began her career in Russia at the age of 20 while documenting child abuse in state orphanages. The resulting photographs were published worldwide and used by the Human Rights Watch to campaign for... Read More →
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Rhett Butler

Founder & CEO, Mongabay
Rhett Butler is the founder and CEO of Mongabay, a popular environmental news platform that publishes original stories in English, Spanish, and Indonesian. In the course of his reporting on conservation issues, Rhett has traveled widely, spending time in threatened landscapes wit... Read More →
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Richard Ladkani

Film Director & Cinematographer
As director and cinematographer, RICHARD LADKANI has gained international recognition in the feature documentary category for his award winning films, The NETFLIX Original "The Ivory Game", executive produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, was shortlisted for an Academy Award. This investigative thriller-doc on the illegal trade of ivory and the extinction... Read More →
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Mary Rice

Executive Director, Environmental Investigation Agency
Mary Rice is the Executive Director of the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) in the UK. | Trained as a journalist, Mary spent 15 years working in Asia before moving to London and into the environmental sector. With more than two decades of experience in this field, Mary has extensive knowledge of the illegal international trade in natural resources and... Read More →


Tuesday September 26, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Grizzly Jackson Lake Lodge