PANEL 1: Face the case – creative funding in action.
Rachel Oldroyd is the deputy editor of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, a not-for-profit news organisation based in London. Established in April 2010, the Bureau is the first investigative unit of its kind in the UK. Since its inception its work has secured over forty seven front-page stories and has produced a number of award-winning web, radio and TV reports. These include winning the Amnesty International Digital Awards two years running. Over the past two years the Bureau has worked with many leading media organisations including the BBC, the Guardian, Channel 4, Le Monde, the Financial Times, Al Jazeera and the Sunday Times. We have also worked on a number of cross border projects with other organisations including Wikileaks and Privacy International.
As part of her role as deputy editor of the Bureau, Rachel is heavily involved in fund raising and she is well versed in the problems of funding investigative journalism in the current media environment. The Bureau is constantly seeking new ways of supporting our work. Currently its biggest patron is The David & Elaine Potter Foundation.
Before joining the Bureau, Rachel spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, the UK's biggest selling quality Sunday newspaper. At this paper she worked closely with many of today’s best investigative journalists in the UK and launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. This magazine focused heavily on human rights violations and, under her editorship, won more than a dozen top media awards.
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