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Jake Charles Rees

Centre for Investigative Journalism (TCIJ)
Programme Manager; Manager, Source Protection Programme
Jake Charles Rees is a curator, lecturer and programme manager. For the CIJ he manages the Source Protection Programme as well as the biannual Logan Symposium, Closed Circuit webtv series and Logan Talks public lecture programme. Outside of his work for the CIJ, Jake contributes to a new course at the Rhode Island School of Design called “Artists Report: Making the News” which trains artists and designers in an investigative practice that blurs the boundaries between journalism and art.
Jake Charles Rees is a curator, producer and programme manager for The Centre for Investigative Journalism in London, UK. For the CIJ he produces the biannual Logan Symposium, Closed Circuit webTV series, Logan Talks public lecture programme, and is currently focusing on leading the CIJ’s Source Protection Programme, an ongoing collaboration with The Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Jake has recently founded the nonprofit Center for Artistic Inquiry and Reporting with Marisa Mazria Katz to work with artists, journalists, documentary film-makers and creative technologists to produce artworks, events and publications about journalism and the emerging field of artistic investigative reporting.

Jake also lectures on subjects including curating, open source intelligence and information security at a variety of universities including: The University of the Arts London (UAL), the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).

Previously Jake worked as an Associate Curator for Somerset House Studios where he ran a recurring event series called DEFRAG about the intersection of art, technology and society. He also worked as a Futures Researcher and Curator for the art & design studio Superflux where he worked with the United Nations Development Programme, Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Mozilla Foundation, Vienna Biennale and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB).