Will Carless


Will Carless is a correspondent for Reveal covering extremism. He has worked as a foreign correspondent in Asia and South America. Prior to joining Reveal, he was a senior correspondent for Public Radio International’s Global Post team based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before that, Will spent eight years at the Voice of San Diego, where he worked as an investigative reporter and head of investigations. During his tenure in San Diego, Will was awarded several prizes, including a national award from Investigative Reporters and Editors. He has been a finalist for the Livingston Awards for young journalists twice in the last five years. He surfs, spends time with his family, travels to silly places and pretends he’s writing a novel.

Will is speaking at

September 26, 2019
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Lecture Hall 200, HafenCity Universität (HCU)



Extremists and hate groups aren't new. What is new is their use of social media and technology, allowing both the amplification of their vile messages and the rapid development of new networks, some of them global.

The resurgence of far-right political parties and leaders is adding to a toxic mix around the world, with increased scapegoating of immigrants and minorities. Reporting on such issues needs careful thought and clarity of purpose.

Three experienced journalists, who have reported on extremism in North America, Western Europe, and Argentina, share tips on how to investigate these groups. 

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