Ed Wasserman discusses the state of investigative reporting under the Obama Administration and the difficulty of finding sources. Since 2007, the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program has hosted a “by invitation only” symposium each spring in honor of the Reva and David Logan Foundation, which endowed the program. The only symposium of its kind in the country, it routinely brings together a veritable “who’s who” of top journalists, law enforcement and government officials to address the critical issues confronting this specialized field. The symposium also unites media executives involved in both non-profit and commercial outlets, as well as media attorneys, academics, major foundations, and philanthropists who support journalism in the public interest."
Edward Wasserman is dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at the UC Berkeley. Prior to becoming dean, he was the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation professor of journalism ethics at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. for ten years. He writes and speaks widely on matters related to media rights and wrongs, technological change, and media ownership and control. His academic specialties include plagiarism, source confidentiality and conflict of interest.