April 20, 2014

Top Investigative Reporter and Author to Open Power Reporting Conference

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Award-winning narrative journalist and author Joshua Prager is the keynote speaker at this year’s Power Reporting: the African Investigative JournalismConference, hosted at Wits University.

For the first time, Power Reporting will have a skills stream dedicated to Narrative Reporting alongside the training streams on computer assisted reporting and investigative journalism.

The conference includes top local, African and international speakers such as Philip Beresford, editor of the Sunday Times Rich List; Brant Houston, Knight Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting at the University of Illinois; media lawyer Dario Milo; Eric Mwamba, Fatuma Noor and Kassim Mohammed of the Forum for African Investigative Reporters; Mail & Guardian reporters Adriaan Basson and Sam Sole; and Dutch investigative journalism trainer Luuk Sengers.

Apart from Prager, speakers at the Narrative Stream include journalism lecturer and author Jo-Anne Richards; author Melinda Ferguson; UP head of journalism and author Pippa Green; award-winning journalist Beauregard Tromp; award-winning author Leoni Joubert and author Mandla Langa.

The Narrative Journalism stream is funded by Absa and co-ordinated by frayintermedia which has convened four previous annual Narrative Journalism Conferences.

Widely viewed as “master storyteller”, Prager’s work as been described as “exemplary journalistic sleuthing”. His work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New Republic, Best American Sports Writing and the Wall Street Journal, where he was a senior special writer for eight years and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize four times.

Prager is a 2011 Nieman fellow at Harvard. He will then write a book about his recovery from quadriplegia after breaking his neck in a bus accident.

Absa is funding Prager and the participation of top local narrative writers. The bank has also provided bursary funding for 40 community and freelance reporters as well as journalism students.

“Narrative journalism provides reporters with the skills to tell South Africa’s complex stories. For this reason, Absa supports these ongoing initiatives to improve the quality of journalism in South Africa,” said Happy Ntshingila, Absa’s Chief Marketing and Communication Officer.

For more information on registering for the Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference, go to http://www.journalism.co.za/powerreporting

For interviews with Power Reporting Workshop speakers, contact Obakeng Mooke at omooke@frayintermedia.com.

For Absa bursary applications for community, freelance and student bursaries, contact Samkele Nkabinde at snkabinde@frayintermedia.com.

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POWER REPORTING AND NARRATIVE JOURNALISM CONFERENCE, 1-3 NOVEMBER 2010

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This year, Wits Journalism and the Forum for African Investigative Reporters have included a special Narrative Journalism stream in their red-letter annual event, Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference 2010, to be run at Wits University over November 1 to 3.

Power Reporting is the continent’s premier investigative journalism conference and training opportunity. It will offer participants not only debate with and training by top experts in the field, but also an opportunity to interact with investigative journalists from across Africa.

Among the hot topics to be covered are:

  • The wealth gap
  • Lifestyle audits
  • Tenders and finance
  • Crime and corruption
  • Climate change
  • Mining and nationalisation
  • Privacy and freedom of information
  • Investigative interviewing techniques
  • Working undercover
  • Computer-assisted research
  • Telling your story in print and on radio

The three-day Conference costs R2,000 a head – but there are full bursaries for South African journalism students.

For more information:

www.journalism.co.za

www.fairreporters.org

Register now:

011-717-4692 / -4686 / -4043

powerreporting@journalism.co.za

In addition, Power Reporting has this year joined forces with frayintermedia’s fascinating Narrative Journalism Conference. This Conference, which will be run as a parallel stream alongside Power Reporting, is the only one of its kind in the world outside of Harvard University.

Featuring the country’s top journalistic storytellers, it will focus on issues such as:

  • Narrative techniques
  • Finding the story in long-term investigations
  • Telling South Africa’s stories
  • Climate change and narrative
  • Bringing the story to life
  • Writing complex narrative on deadline
  • The investigative reporter as storyteller

ABSA, the sponsor of the Narrative Journalism Conference, is offering full bursaries to the following categories of participant, to be granted on a first-come-first-served basis:

  • 10 community media journalists
  • 20 freelance journalists and post-graduate students
  • 10 professional journalists

Register now:

011-341-0767

snkabinde@frayintermedia.com

*The Narrative Journalism Stream is sponsored by Absa

This year, Wits Journalism and the Forum for African Investigative Reporters have included a special Narrative Journalism stream in their red-letter annual event, Power Reporting: the African Investigative Journalism Conference 2010, to be run at Wits University over November 1 to 3.
Power Reporting is the continent’s premier investigative journalism conference and training opportunity. It will offer participants not only debate with and training by top experts in the field, but also an opportunity to interact with investigative journalists from across Africa.
Among the hot topics to be covered are:
* The wealth gap
* Lifestyle audits
* Tenders and finance
* Crime and corruption
* Climate change
* Mining and nationalisation
* Privacy and freedom of information
* Investigative interviewing techniques
* Working undercover
* Computer-assisted research
* Telling your story in print and on radio
The three-day Conference costs R2,000 a head – but there are full bursaries for South African journalism students.
For more information:
www.journalism.co.za
www.fairreporters.org
Register now:
011-717-4692 / -4686 / -4043
powerreporting@journalism.co.za
In addition, Power Reporting has this year joined forces with frayintermedia’s fascinating Narrative Journalism Conference. This Conference, which will be run as a parallel stream alongside Power Reporting, is the only one of its kind in the world outside of Harvard University.
Featuring the country’s top journalistic storytellers, it will focus on issues such as:
* Narrative techniques
* Finding the story in long-term investigations
* Telling South Africa’s stories
* Climate change and narrative
* Bringing the story to life
* Writing complex narrative on deadline
* The investigative reporter as storyteller
ABSA, the sponsor of the Narrative Journalism Conference, is offering full bursaries to the following categories of participant, to be granted on a first-come-first-served basis:
- 10 community media journalists
- 20 freelance journalists and post-graduate students
- 10 professional journalists
Register now:
011-341-0767
snkabinde@frayintermedia.com
*The Narrative Journalism Stream is sponsored by Absa

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