TORONTO , April 4, 2016 /CNW/ – Veritas, a newly-minted Canadian journalism foundation that creates and supports professional development for journalists in Canada , today announces its plans for an international conference to be held at Ryerson University in Toronto May 14-15 .

The conference is co-hosted by Veritas and the Ryerson School of Journalism and is being presented in collaboration with Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).

“There’s never been a time when probing, accountability journalism has been more needed and more at risk,” said Robert Cribb , president of Veritas. “This conference brings together some of the most gifted investigative journalists in North America for two days of wisdom and inspiration.”

The conference, to be held at Ryerson University’s School of Journalism, is designed for reporters, editors and producers from small, mid-sized and larger publishers, TV, radio stations and web news services. It will present workshops and panel discussions on a broad variety of topics including: investigative interviewing techniques, audio storytelling, cross-border investigations, computer-assisted reporting workshops, backgrounding companies, web scraping and advanced web searching techniques.

Confirmed speakers and panelists for the conference include:

  • Jennifer Valentino-DeVries (The Wall Street Journal)
  • Susanne Reber , (Reveal+The Center for Investigative Reporting)
  • Laurie Few (Global News 16×9)
  • Ellen Weiss (Scripps News Washington Bureau)
  • David Ridgen , (CBC’s Someone Knows Something)
  • Will Fitzgibbon (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists)
  • Michael Pereira (Globe and Mail)
  • Mark Greenblatt (Scripps News investigative reporter)
  • Julian Sher (CBC’s fifth estate)
  • Anton Koschany (CTV’s W5)
  • Greg McArthur (Globe and Mail)

Veritas: Advancing Journalism in the Public Interest is a charitable non-profit corporation focusing on public education and journalistic professional development.

IRE is a grass roots non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting and is housed at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia Missouri .

For further details and to register for the May conference, follow this link:

SOURCE Toronto Investigative Conference

Robert Cribb, President, Veritas, cribb@rogers.com416-869-4411