Journalists often talk about the documents and data that can be the building blocks of an investigation. But what about the people? Four of the best share their strategies and best practices for finding and cultivating sources – and the ethics of protecting them and sharing their stories. Join Walkley Award winners Ben Doherty, Sarah Ferguson and Debra Jopson as they discuss sources with Kate McClymont.
In partnership with the Walkley Foundation.
Kate McClymont (Australian)
Kate McClymont is an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a seven-time winner of journalism’s most prestigious award, the Walkley, including the Gold Walkley. She was named the 2012 NSW Journalist of the Year for her investigations into the fraudulent activities of Michael Williamson, the Head of the Health Services Union and the business activities of former NSW Labor minister, Eddie Obeid. In 2017 she was inducted in the Media Hall of Fame for her contribution to the industry.