Michael Morisy

Chief Executive, MuckRock

Michael Morisy is MuckRock’s founder and chief executive. He was previously an editor at the Boston Globe, where he launched the paper's technology vertical BetaBoston. He is currently a 2018-19 nonresidential fellow at Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri. He was a 2014-15 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University and a 2012-13 Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Network Fellow at Harvard University. He graduated in 2007 from Cornell University with a degree in English.

Michael is speaking at

Safety & Security
September 28, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Room 2.104, HafenCity Universität (HCU)


  • Michael Morisy (Speaker) Chief Executive, MuckRock
  • Jennifer Helsby (Speaker) Lead developer, SecureDrop
  • Eni Mulia (Speaker) Executive Director, Indonesia Network for Investigative Journalism (JARING)
  • Cecil Rosner (Moderator) Director of Investigative: Regions, Canadian Broadcasting Corp.


One of the great advances for modern muckraking is the thumb drive. An entire library documenting years of corruption, deceit, and secrecy can be leaked with a single download. But how do you get leaks securely? Fortunately, there are some durable platforms available to newsrooms who want to encourage -- and protect -- whistleblowers. At the same time, there are also a growing number of online  wherer sites to file official document requests under Freedom of Information or Right to Information laws. Come here experts on all these platforms and learn how to start making them work for your investigations.

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