Giannina Segnini

Columbia University

Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants in Costa Rica, UK, USA, France and Finland. Two former presidents in Costa Rica is convicted for corruption. Segnini has been training journalists all over Latin-America and USA in computer assisted reporting for years. She's a well know speaker at conferences all around the world and has received several international prizes for her work. Twitter: @gianninasegnini

Giannina is speaking at

October 5, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Seasons (Lobby Floor)



In a globalized world, even local stories can quickly become international. The food we eat, the medicine we take, the clothes we wear and the vehicles we drive -- are all coming from other countries. Following these products' supply chains -- the networks between companies and their suppliers --is a rich field for reporters. Investigations have revealed forced labor, environmental crimes, corruption and human rights abuses. Here are three experts in tracking the use of forced labor, endangered species, and hidden shipping routes. 

October 6, 2018
9:00 am - 10:15 am
Seasons (Lobby Floor)



This session will offer tips about finding useful data for investigations from Asia and around the world, including links to both popular and little known online data that can lead to excellent, fact-based stories. The speakers will share their deep experience in identifying the best data for the right stories.

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