Opening the FinCEN files: An inside look at BuzzFeed News and ICIJ’s landmark investigation
Thursday, October 1, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PT
Join BuzzFeed News Editor-in-Chief Mark Schoofs for an in-depth discussion with the reporters and USC Annenberg students behind the FinCEN Files investigation. The explosive project is based on thousands of “suspicious activity reports” and other U.S. government documents that BuzzFeed News has shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 news organizations around the world. Having already distinguished itself as one of the news events of the year, the series has exposed networks of global financial corruption, the banks enabling it and the government agencies that fail to stop it — and the scale of its revelations is unprecedented.
- Anthony Cormier, Investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News
- Jason Leopold, Investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News
- Waylon Cunningham ’20, freelance journalist
- Karen Wang, senior journalism major and managing editor for Annenberg Media