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CBC’s Mark Kelley shares scoop on investigative journalism

the fifth estate co-host offers Concordians an insider’s view into the world of in-depth news gathering.
April 9, 2014
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By Scott McCulloch

The CBC’s Mark Kelley offered Concordians a rare glimpse into the world of investigative journalism on April 4, during an hour-long lecture called “Secrets, sources and scoops.”

Kelley’s talk, held at the York Amphitheatre on Sir George Williams Campus, was organized by Advancement and Alumni Relations and the Department of Journalism as part of the Reader’s Digest Annual Lecture Series in Journalism.

Kelley, BA 85, who co-hosts the fifth estate, offered a probing assessment of current journalism.

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Mark Kelley at the Reader’s Digest Annual Lecture Series in Journalism | Photo credit: Leslie Schachter
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Enn Raudsepp at the Reader’s Digest Annual Lecture Series in Journalism | Photo credit: Leslie Schachter

He said Canadians were spoilt for choice yet hungry for analysis. “People don’t want to know what happened, they want to know why it happened,” Kelley said. “In investigative journalism, trust trumps all.”

Prior to his talk, Kelley accepted a Distinguished Alumni Award from former Department of Journalism Director Enn Raudsepp.



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