Open Mike with Will Fitzgibbon from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Speaking truth to power is a philosophy that drives Will Fitzgibbon (BA/LLB (Hons) ’10) in his role as a reporter at The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists based in Washington DC. His work exposing corruption, crimes and other abuses by those in influential positions is perhaps best known in the case of the Panama Papers, an unprecedented leak of 11.5 million files from the database of one of the world’s biggest offshore law firms. In this episode, Will talks about his unique academic and professional pathway, including his pre-law music studies at ANU and the broad career opportunities a law degree can create. Will also discusses the importance of long-form, investigative journalism, particularly in the current era of clickbait, misinformation and weaponisation of the term 'fake news' by regimes and corporations.