The game changer in investigative journalism
The critically acclaimed podcast The Trojan Horse Affair (New York Times/Serial) has proven a game changer in journalism for both its investigative and narrative form.
Co-creators Hamza Syed and Brian Reed set out their investigation to unravel who had written the letter at the center of “Operation Trojan Horse ”, but end up disclosing a web of systemic Islamophobia. The eight-part narrative podcast form grants its listeners an unprecedented window into the process of a journalistic investigation. Not only do we hear the co-creators’ passion, the frustrations and laughs, but most importantly, the podcast illustrates the importance of challenging what is served as truth. The Trojan Horse Affair inspires journalists and creators. By amplifying this story, we aim to stimulate conversation about the importance of narrative and investigative journalism in today’s world.
Join us on November 17th for an invigorating live interview with Hamza Syed and Brian Reed, co-creators of New York Times/ Serial podcast The Trojan Horse Affair in The Rode Hoed.
About the speakers:
Brian Reed is the host and co-creator of the podcast S-Town, a production of Serial and This American Life, which won a Peabody Award for being “a pioneering classic of the form.” Brian was also a senior producer at This American Life, where he edited, produced, and reported some of the program’s most ambitious stories. He has received the Dart Award for Reporting on Trauma, the Overseas Press Club Award, an Education Writers Association Award, and two Peabodies.
Hamza Syed joined Serial Productions in 2018 to report The Trojan Horse Affair. Hamza earned a master’s degree in investigative journalism from De Montfort University in Leicester, England, in 2019, where he was awarded the Channel 4 Prize for Investigative Journalism. Before becoming a reporter, Hamza was a medical doctor.
This program takes place in the Rode Hoed. Tickets via www.rodehoed.nl