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Selecting the big cross-border story

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Before embarking on months of research, how do you know that it is the right story? At Investigate Europe Juliet Ferguson has developed a checklist for team members to go through when preparing the pitch of a new topic for the team. In the EIC network a model has evolved, where EIC journalists have become "network editors" in their own newsroom, so a 2-way pitching system was developed to constantly bring stories from the newsroom to the network, or from the network to the newsroom. Nils Hanson has decades of experience of pitching and selecting topics for investigative stories and has a systematic approach to story selection. How much do you need to convince partner media? What is a good theme for at big cross-border investigation, and how do you pitch it?

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Miranda Patrucic

Editor in Chief, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Miranda Patrucic joined OCCRP in 2006 and was promoted to editor in chief in 2023. She oversees editorial operations for OCCRP’s global newsroom, including 50+ editors across six continents and the production of OCCRP’s investigations and content. Patrucic was one of the first... Read More →

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Juliet Ferguson

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Juliet Ferguson has worked in the UK for the Telegraph and the BBC, starting out with BBC World Service radio and ending up on the BBC's investigative programme, Panorama. She's sharing her days between Investigate Europe and the British Centre for Investigative Journalism. She is... Read More →
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Nils Hanson

Senior Producer, FGJ
Nils Hanson is an awarded freelance investigative editor for and former editor-in-chief of Swedish public broadcaster SVT’s Mission Investigate.

Yann Philippin

Journalist, Mediapart
Journaliste à Mediapart. J'aime le soleil et les paradis fiscaux. Membre de l'équipe #FootballLeaks. Co-auteur du livre Dassault Système.
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Simon Bowers

I have worked as European Coordinator and Senior Reporter for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists for the past four years. Before that I worked as a financial and investigative reporter for The Guardian in the UK. In November 2020, I am excited to be starting... Read More →
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Zeynep Sentek

Journalist, Arena for Journalism in Europe
Zeynep is a Turkish investigative journalist specialised in corruption, offshore structures, workers' rights and environmental investigations. She currently works as the Network Coordinator for the London-based news organisation openDemocracy. She is also the managing editor of the... Read More →

Saturday May 18, 2019 09:00 - 10:15 BST
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