Fireside Chat with Jim Schaefer

Pulitzer Prize Winner talks about 'Investigating Journalism'

Investigating Journalism by Jim Schaefer

Join us for our first Fireside Chat of the year – this time with Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Jim Schaefer.

Jim is visiting the UAE as part of the International Center for Journalists and Impact Hub Dubai-led “Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media” and we are delighted that he will offer us the opportunity to put him on the hot seat as he shares his years of experience as an award winning journalist.

Jim Schaefer is the investigative journalist for the Detroit Free Press, and winner of many awards including the Pulitzer Prize, the United States’ highest honor in journalism.

Leading a yearlong investigation into the synthetic drug fentanyl that had caused hundreds of deaths, Schaefer traced the drug to a lab in Mexico and the chemist that made it. The resulting 12-page project won the Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Problems.

Schaefer and a colleague exposed corruption in the administration of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, proving the mayor had lied in court and improperly paid people with public funds to obscure his misdeeds; they won eight journalism awards including the Pulitzer for Local Reporting in 2009. His blogging about the former mayor’s trial helped the newspaper win the Edward R. Murrow Award for best website.

Schaefer has also worked for the Free Press as a night police reporter, page designer, copy editor and video game reviewer. As a television journalist, Schaefer worked for the TV station WXYZ as an investigative producer with the station’s special projects unit, reporting, writing and directing in-depth video stories. Schaefer teaches investigative reporting and copy editing as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the University of Detroit Mercy.

About the visit

“Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media” is an international exchange program managed by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with partners including Impact Hub Dubai and funded by the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellows Program. The program has brought 30 Professional Fellows from the Middle East and North Africa to the United States for four weeks to learn leading-edge practices in digital media institutions. 10 Americans from those institutions are visiting the fellows’ homelands for a two-week tour of digital media institutions. The program’s objectives are to foster friendships and professional partnerships while helping fellows create new business models for digital media.

Tickets 60 AED (Regular) 50 AED (Connects) at the Door

Investigating Journalism by Jim Schaefer

Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 7pm

Impact HUB Dubai - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Dubai, Dubai

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Investigate Journalism

Wednesday, Jan. 28th, 7pm

Impact HUB Dubai - Downtown Dubai - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Dubai, Dubai

Join us for our first Fireside Chat of the year – this time with Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist, Jim Schaefer.

Jim is visiting the UAE as part of the International Center for Journalists and Impact Hub Dubai-led “Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media” and we are delighted that he will offer us the opportunity to put him on the hot seat as he shares his years of experience as an award winning journalist.

Jim Schaefer is the investigative journalist for the Detroit Free Press, and winner of many awards including the Pulitzer Prize, the United States’ highest honor in journalism.

Leading a yearlong investigation into the synthetic drug fentanyl that had caused hundreds of deaths, Schaefer traced the drug to a lab in Mexico and the chemist that made it. The resulting 12-page project won the Nancy Dickerson Whitehead Award for Excellence in Reporting on Drug and Alcohol Problems.

Schaefer and a colleague exposed corruption in the administration of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, proving the mayor had lied in court and improperly paid people with public funds to obscure his misdeeds; they won eight journalism awards including the Pulitzer for Local Reporting in 2009. His blogging about the former mayor’s trial helped the newspaper win the Edward R. Murrow Award for best website.

Schaefer has also worked for the Free Press as a night police reporter, page designer, copy editor and video game reviewer. As a television journalist, Schaefer worked for the TV station WXYZ as an investigative producer with the station’s special projects unit, reporting, writing and directing in-depth video stories. Schaefer teaches investigative reporting and copy editing as an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the University of Detroit Mercy.

About the visit

“Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media” is an international exchange program managed by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) with partners including Impact Hub Dubai and funded by the U.S. State Department’s Professional Fellows Program. The program has brought 30 Professional Fellows from the Middle East and North Africa to the United States for four weeks to learn leading-edge practices in digital media institutions. 10 Americans from those institutions are visiting the fellows’ homelands for a two-week tour of digital media institutions. The program’s objectives are to foster friendships and professional partnerships while helping fellows create new business models for digital media.

Tickets 60 AED (Regular) 50 AED (Connects) at the Door