Shining a New Spotlight: Innovations in Investigative Reporting

The movie “Spotlight” focused wide public attention on the power of classic investigative reporting. At the same time the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and The Associated Press achieved unprecedented impact with their reporting on the Panama Papers and Seafood From Slaves. Three of the four reporters portrayed in “Spotlight” are JSK alumni; two of them, Walter Robinson and Michael Rezendes, join Marina Walker Guevara of ICIJ and Mary Rajkumar of The Associated Press for this event. The discussion celebrates past successes and point toward the kind of innovations that will enable investigative reporting to thrive in the future.

This event is presented by the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships and the Stanford Alumni Association.


Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Mary Rajkumar, international enterprise editor, The Associated Press
Michael Rezendes, investigative reporter, The Boston Globe
Walter Robinson, editor at large, The Boston Globe


John Temple, managing editor, Investigative Reporting Program, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism