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Data Journalism - Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting

Drew Sullivan (Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project)
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Organized crime is endemic in many parts of the world. When working with corrupt government officials in anti-democratic and weak states, it becomes stronger and threatens local and regional security. The proceeds from crime meanwhile are sought by Western banks, hedge funds and markets. Drew Sullivan, editor of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, will discuss the globalization of organized crime and how big data and technology can be used to combat it.
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Drew Sullivan

Co-Founder and Editor, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Drew Sullivan is a veteran journalist 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, and editor. 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 editor. He founded the Journalism Development Network, an innovative media development organization that uses technology to change investigative reporting 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 work has been awarded the Daniel Pearl Award (twice), the Online Journalism Award for investigative reporting (twice), the Global Shining Light Award for reporting under duress (twice), the Tom Renner award for Crime Reporting and many other local and international awards. He worked as an investigative reporter for the Tennessean newspaper in Nashville and was news data manager 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.