A skills-based talk about starting out as an investigative journalist, primarily aimed at students. A practical attempt to counter the negative mindsets often perpetuated by many in the mainstream media – who often impress upon young recruits how journalism is a ‘dying industry’ and how you need to get your spirit broken first (by working in tabloids etc) in order to do the things you care about.
Emily Menkes is a young investigative journalist from New Zealand. She was involved in a book about civilian deaths and prisoner torture in Afghanistan at the hands of the NZ SAS. Also. she worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington DC at the time of yhe Offshore Leaks launch.