April 23, 2024

Steve Stecklow to Share Muckraking Tips

Steve Stecklow and his team at Reuters won a 2013 Malcolm Forbes Award for a three-part series exposing an obscure Iranian organization, headed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, that amassed a $95 billion empire largely from confiscated property. And they did the whole series without setting foot in Iran.

Iran forced Reuters to close its Tehran bureau in 2012, so Stecklow had to use every trick in his bag to chase down sources and documents for what he said was the most challenging project he’d ever worked on. Stecklow, who works at Reuters London bureau, blended shoe-leather wisdom with some of his best digital trade secrets during the seminar. 

Join us at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism for a seminar with Stecklow on is best investigative tips and how he launched a six-month investigation into the financial juggernaut known as Setad by hunting down former employees of the shadowy organization and its holdings — without setting foot in Iran.

Please RSVP by emailing patricia@opcofamerica.org or calling the OPC at 212 626-9220.