Past Event

Working with whistleblowers: What journalists should know

February 15, 2024
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Pulitzer Hall, 2950 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Brown Institute

Panelists will discuss their experience blowing the whistle, including the aftermath and perspectives on working with journalists.

The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and The Signals Network are organizing a panel to discuss what journalists should know when working with whistleblowers in the tech sector, especially when the whistleblowers are women/people of color.

Panelists Anika Collier Navarolli (Twitter whistleblower), Sophie Zhang (Facebook whistleblower) and Erika Cheung (Theranos whistleblower) will talk about their experiences working with journalists and coming forward as whistleblowers in the tech sector. Nabiha Syed (The Markup CEO) will moderate the discussion to highlight lessons learned and best practices so journalists are better equipped to work with future whistleblowers.

For all settings, the University continues to strongly recommend that affiliates stay home if they feel unwell and isolate according to CDC guidelines if they test positive for COVID-19..

The Signals Network (TSN) is a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to holding power to account by supporting whistleblowers and the newsrooms who share their stories. Founded in 2017 by journalists, whistleblowers and lawyers, TSN operates internationally to shed light on wrongdoing and strengthen the news and information ecosystem.

Contact Information

Tow Center