Musikilu Mojeed

Editor-in-chief, Premium Times

Musikilu Mojeed is an award-winning journalist and editor-in-chief at Nigeria's Premium Times newspaper, which he co-founded. He has reported extensively on corruption, human rights and human trafficking. Mojeed shared a Pulitzer for his team’s groundbreaking reporting on the Panama Papers. He has also been honoured with the Global Shining Light Award, FAIR’s Editor’s Courage Award, the Wole Soyinka Investigative Reporting Awards, and the Global Editor's Network’s Data Journalism Award. He also trains journalists in Nigeria, Ghana, Tunisia, South Africa, Senegal, and Benin Republic on investigative reporting, and is a regular speaker at various investigative journalism conferences. He chairs the Board of the Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism, and was creator of (which empowers citizens to oversee police conduct) and (a platform that connects Nigerian journalists with resources for in-depth reporting).

Musikilu is speaking at

Nonprofits & New Models
September 27, 2019
4:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Atrium, Der Spiegel


  • Nadine Jurrat (Speaker) DW Akademie
  • Ross Settles (Speaker) Adjunct Professor, Journalism and Media Studies Centre at the University of Hong Kong
  • Musikilu Mojeed (Speaker) Editor-in-chief, Premium Times
  • Andrea Dip (Speaker) Reporter & editor, Agência Pública
  • Syed Nazakat (Moderator) Founder & CEO, DataLEADS


What are the key strategies to help sustain investigative news outlets? Is it commercial income? Big donors? Small ones? Audience development? DW Akademie is releasing two reports at GIJC19: How to Fund Investigative Journalism, aimed at best practices for donors, and  
After the Scoop: How Investigative Journalism Affects Media. The panel includes groups profiled in the report, who will explain how they build and diversify revenue.

September 28, 2019
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Room 2.015, HafenCity Universität (HCU)



Editing doesn't start when the story lands. Great editing starts at story conception and continues through the reporting process, all the way to final project. As investigations become increasingly complex and include multiple technologies, online search and verification, as well as multiple reporters, sometimes across cultures, countries and time zones, getting the team organized and on track requires project management skills as well as the nitty gritty of storytelling, fact-checking and verification as well legal concerns around bullet-proofing your story. Our panel will discuss how they get the best out of their reporting and their stories, including tips and tools to how they get their work done.

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