Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and coordinator of The Panama Papers investigation, will keynote the 2017 Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture on September 19 at Marquette University.
The Panama Papers series which won a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting, uncovered a secretive industry and lead an investigation behind Mossack Fonseca, a Panamanian law firm that helped people hide their assets, skirt tax regulations and rules, and fund unethical businesses.
Walker Guevara will discuss the challenges involved in the project, which brought together hundreds of journalists analyzing millions of leaked documents.
“I’m very excited to come to Marquette and talk to students and professors,” Walker Guevara said. “Although the Panama Papers had an incredible impact on policy…[it] also showed a new way of doing investigative reporting.”
The Panama Papers reporting team won the first annual O’Brien Fellowship Award for Impact in Public Service Journalism, through the American Society of News Editors.
Walker Guevara has won multiple journalism awards spanning a 20-year career while investigating environmental degradation by mining companies, the global offshore economy, the illicit tobacco trade, the criminal networks that are depleting the world’s oceans and more.
The lecture is is free and open to the public, sponsored by the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism and the Diederich College of Communication.