Monday, October 20th


Investigative Reporting

From organized crime to corporate scandals and terror, how has the field changed, and what are its prospects for the future? Hear from some of the industry’s top investigative journalists ÌøåÀå_ including legendary reporter Frank McCulloch ÌøåÀå_ talk about the state of the industry today.

FRANK McCULLOCH, 52 years as an investigative reporter and editor at Time Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The Sacramento Bee, McClatchy Newspapers and the San Francisco Examiner, among others. McCulloch, now retired, is a legend in the field and was instrumental in shaping war reporting, in-depth journalism, and 1st Amendment protections for journalists today.


STEPHEN ENGELBERG, Managing Editor of The Oregonian. As a reporter for The New York Times, he covered Iran-Contra, the intelligence beat, Germany’s role in building a poison gas factory in Libya, and the design flaws in a widely used turbo prop aircraft. Engelberg served as investigative editor of the Times until April, 2002.

DAVID BARSTOW, Investigative Reporter at The New York Times. BarstowÌøåÀå_s recent work included a three-part series and Frontline documentary with Lowell Bergman on the McWane Corporation, an Alabama-based pipe manufacturer with one of the nation’s worst records of safety and environmental violations; the Jayson Blair scandal; and the Columbia Shuttle disaster. He has been a finalist for numerous Pulitzers.

MARK SCHAPIRO, Deputy Editorial Director of the Center for Investigative Reporting. Schapiro is an award winning journalist who has reported on international environmental and corporate issues for Harpers, The Nation, Atlantic Monthly, NOW With Bill Moyers and Frontline World.

in conversation with…

LOWELL BERGMAN, Investigative Reporter at The New York Times and Frontline; Adjunct Professor , Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley. Bergman spent 16 years as a producer with CBS’s 60 Minutes, where he was honored with several Emmys and a Peabody Award. The story of his investigation of the tobacco industry for 60 Minutes was chronicled in the feature film “The Insider”.

This event is open to the public, with a reception to follow.

Also, join us that evening for:

EyeWitness 2003: Annual CIR Event

The panel is being held in conjunction with EyeWitness 2003, the Center for Investigative Reporting’s annual celebration of independent journalism.
Robert Krulwich , ABC News special correspondent, and David Halberstam, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist, will help CIR honor this year’s awardees:

Frank McCulloch, legendary reporter and editor, for a lifetime of achievement in investigative reporting

Greg Thielmann , State Department whistleblower, for revealing administration officialsÌøåÀå_ misuse of intelligence about Iraqi weapons capabilities

Nancy Leavens, for her support of independent journalism and the CIR general investigative fund

7:00 pm, October 20, at the Regency Center Grand Ballroom in San Francisco


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