Paul has a career in computing and internet research and development that dates back to 1978.
He joined the BBC in 1995 as an information researcher. As the internet grew in significance, Paul was able to blend his technical knowledge with the realities of his work in journalism. As a result, he was able to devise unique, innovative strategies that have led countless researchers to evidence they would never have otherwise found. His ideas continue to shape the way professionals conduct online research and investigation.
Paul currently heads up BBC Academy’s Investigation Support project. This sees him work within programme teams, solving issues related to investigation, whilst sharing vital new skills with those he works with.
He has worked with leading BBC programmes like Panorama, Watchdog, Inside Out, BBC News, BBC Online, local & national radio and the BBC World Service.
Aside from his consultancy work, Paul regularly delivers training in all the essential areas of digital and investigative work, from social media investigation to digital photography.
He has also trained personnel from groups as diverse as The United Nations, The Guardian Newspaper, KPMG, The Financial Times, Channel 4, CNN and the World Bank.
Drew Sullivan is a veteran journalist and media development specialist who has worked for almost a decade in Eastern Europe and Eurasia. He founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2004 and served as director, editor and now advising editor to the organization. He co-founded and served as the first director of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Program, a regional consortium of investigative centers, where he now serves as advising editor.
He founded the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization with programs worldwide. As a journalist, he led a team of reporters looking at corruption by the Bosnian prime minister, which led to his eventual indictment and resignation. His projects have been awarded the Online Journalism Award for investigative reporting, the Global Shining Light Award for reporting under duress, the Tom Renner award for Crime Reporting and many other international awards. He worked as an investigative reporter for the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville and for the Special Assignment Team of the Associated Press in New York. He has served on the board of directors of Investigative Reporters and Editors and the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting. Before becoming a journalist, he was an aerospace engineer on the Space Shuttle Project for Rockwell International Space Systems.
Based in Sarajevo, Miranda Patrucic is an award winning investigative reporter and regional editor for OCCRP focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in bribes in Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan, uncovering hidden assets of Azerbaijani, Montenegrin and Central Asian ruling elites. She collaborated with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) on a project involving tobacco smuggling, the US$ 4 billion black market in endangered bluefin tuna, Swiss Leaks and Panama Papers and Paradise Papers. She is the recipient of the Knight International Journalism Award, the Global Shining Light Award, the IRE Tom Renner Award, the Daniel Pearl Award and the European Press Prize. She is much in demand worldwide for training journalists on how to investigate and uncover corruption, money laundering and how to follow the money.
Jan Mosander is one of the most seasoned reporters in Sweden. He has been an investigative reporter probably longer than any other Swede.
Corruption within business and public affairs has been his focus, including the Bofors-scandal (Swedish arms company doing dirty business in India).
He has also done two tours as a correspondent in Germany, once when it was divided, once after the reunification.
He has naturally received the highest awards of journalistic excellence in Sweden and has written a handful of books about his investigations as well as journalistic techniques. His book “Among spies, communists, and arms dealers” was in 2012 listed as one of the 10 best books that year.
After the fall of the Soviet Union he has spent a lot of time investigation the security police in former occupied republics.
His last book/research has been ”delayed” as it was lost when he was working on is on the cruise liner Costa Concordia when it was wrecked on the Mediterranean
Bernt Olufsen is a Norwegian journalist, editor and media commentator, living in Oslo, Norway. Ha started his career as a reporter for regional newspaper Adresseavisen in 1975. Editor-in-Chief of Norway´s leading daily newspaper Verdens Gang (VG) 1994 – 2011.
President of Schibsted Editors Forum 2007 – 2016. Various board assignments within media companies in Spain, France, Estonia and Norway 2011 – 2016. Trustee and board member of Ethical Journalism Network (EJN), London, 2015 -. Mentor for WAN IFRA in Myanmar and Vietnam since 2016. Head of Jury Investigative Journalism Awards in Norway. Media blog: berntoluf.wordpress.com.
Ole Rode Jensen has been a trainer and head of Nordic Journalist Centre (NJC) at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. Since February 2018 he works as a freelancer.
NJC is funded by Nordic Council of Ministers and runs training and networking activities for journalists in the Nordics and in Northwest Russia.
Ogle’s editorial background is – among other things – ten years in visualization and infographics at the Danish regional daily Aarhus Stiftstidende and three years as European Graphics Editor for Knight-Ridder / Tribune News based in Washington, D.C. Since 2001 he has been associate professor at Danish School of Media and Journalism.
His field of expertise is a wide spectrum of visual, digital, online, multimedia, infographics journalism – and the teaching of this at journalism educations, mid-career training courses and workshops both nationally and internationally. His attitude is very hands-on, less theoretical.
Tom Trewinnard is Director of Programs at Meedan, a social technology non-profit working on the Check project to develop collaborative verification tools and open training curricula. He is a co-founder of Pop-Up Newsroom, which has led major collaborative reporting initiatives in the UK, US and Mexico since launching in 2017.
Tom has moderated panels and led workshops on digital journalism at Personal Democracy Forum, RightsCon, Stockholm Internet Forum, Prix Italia, Stockholm School of Economics in Riga and the European Journalism Center’s News Impact Summit (Doha).
Tom has worked extensively with journalists in some of the Middle East, Europe and Latin America’s leading newsrooms, as well as with citizen journalists from around the world, to research eyewitness media and lead training in verification skills. With Wafaa Heikal, Tom curates the verification and viral debunk newsletter The Checklist.