Stefan will talk about how his investigative searches in Eastern Europe evolved during the last decade, from paper files to huge data-sets, from local to cross-border. Chasing the information requires more and more the help of other skilled people, like hackers - this collaboration bringing interesting ethical challenges. Hi will also present his ongoing research into the health of cross-border networks for investigative journalism.
Stefan Candea is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.
During the recent years, Stefan started Sponge, an open and collaborative media innovation lab for Eastern Europe. The lab created an in-depth magazine, The Black Sea, a lifeboat for journalism in the region. He is the initiator of Investigative SmartGrid, a new, open business model for a modular journalistic enterprise that was shortlisted for the European Press Prize 2013, the Innovation Award.
A member of the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism, he teaches investigative journalism at Bucharest University, is doing his PhD on cross-border networks for investigative journalism at University of Westminster and the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research and was the 2011 Carroll Binder Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.