The theme of the 3rd Annual Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting is on bribery and corruption and includes the world premiere of a new PBS Frontline documentary on bribery in international commerce.
A series of high-profile panels focus on reporting about bribery and feature investigative reporters and producers, as well as federal prosecutors and whistleblowers.
The Reporting on International Corruption panel features Andy Court, 60 Minutes; Jason Felch, The Lost Angeles Times; Bill Keller, The New York Times; David Leigh, The Guardian (UK); Glenn Simpson, The Wall Street Journal; and Oriana Zill de Granados, PBS FRONTLINE.
Bill Keller, The New York Times, moderates.
Andy Court is a former newspaper reporter and magazine editor who has been producing for 60 Minutes for the past three years. A graduate of Yale University (1983), he worked for the Concord Monitor, in Concord, New Hampshire, and later for The Jerusalem Post, where he covered the first Palestinian uprising.
As editorial director of The American Lawyer magazine, he led a team of reporters investigating the quality of legal representation provided to indigent defendants. He began his television career as an associate producer for 60 Minutes and then as a producer at NBC, where he co-produced Children of the Harvest, an hour-long documentary about the problem of child labor in American agriculture.
Jason Felch is a staff reporter for the Los Angeles Times, where he specializes in investigative journalism. Before joining the Los Angeles Times, he reported on Latin America, petroleum and other issues for a number of outlets, including the Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, and FRONTLINE/World.
Bill Keller became Op-Ed columnist and senior writer for The New York Times Magazine as well as other areas of the newspaper in September 2001. Previously, he served as managing editor from 1997 to September 2001 after having been the newspaper’s foreign editor from June 1995 to 1997. He was the chief of The Times bureau in Johannesburg from April 1992 until May 1995.
Before that, he had been a Times correspondent in Moscow from December 1986 to October 1991, the last three years as the newspaper's bureau chief. He won a Pulitzer Prize in March 1989 for his coverage of the Soviet Union.
Mr. Keller joined The New York Times in April 1984 as a domestic correspondent based in the Washington bureau. Before coming to The Times, Mr. Keller had been a reporter for The Dallas Times Herald since October 1982. From 1980 until 1982, he was a reporter for the Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report in Washington, covering lobbyists and interest groups. He was a reporter for The Portland Oregonian from July 1970 until March 1979.
Born on January 18, 1949, Mr. Keller graduated from Pomona College with a B.A. degree in 1970 and completed the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in July 2000. He is currently a member of the board of trustees of Pomona College. Mr. Keller is married to Emma Gilbey. Ms. Gilbey is a writer and the author of a biography of Winnie Mandela. He has three children, Tom, Molly and Alice.
David Leigh is the Guardian's investigations editor, whose work was behind the jailing of Jonathan Aitken and the exposure of secret payments by arms company BAE.
Glenn Simpson is a reporter for The Wall Street Journal covering money laundering and other financial crime, including terrorist financing, tax evasion and corporate misconduct. For nine years, he was based in the Journal's Washington, D.C., bureau. In January 2005, he moved to the Journal's European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.
His past coverage for the Journal includes the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath, technology and privacy, the Justice Department, Congress, banking agencies and the White House, the Federal Trade Commission, and major scandals including Whitewater, foreign campaign contributions and Monica Lewinsky. His October 1996 articles disclosing illegal contributions from Indonesia and China to the Bill Clinton presidential campaign (with Jill Abramson) sparked a year-long congressional investigation and various federal prosecutions and were included in a nomination package by the Journal for a Pulitzer Prize.
Mr. Simpson began his journalism career in 1986 as an editorial assistant at Insight. He became a reporter for the Washington-based magazine in 1988 and a writer in 1989. He moved to Roll Call magazine as a staff writer in 1989 and became a senior staff writer in 1993. He joined the Journal in August 1995 and assumed his current responsibilities in January 2000.
Born in Paoli, Penn., Mr. Simpson received a bachelor's degree in journalism from George Washington University. He and his wife, Wall Street Journal reporter Mary Jacoby, have two children.
Oriana Zill de Granados
Ms. Zill de Granados, productions director at the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR), is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker with twelve years of experience on programs for network, public and cable television.
She has produced award-winning documentaries and news stories for PBS Frontline World, PBS Frontline, PBS Now with Bill Moyers, ABC News Nightline, National Geographic Channel's Science Times, and The Travel Channel. She was senior producer for CIR on investigative documentaries for ABC News: Peter Jennings Reporting and for CNN Presents.