How To Use Open Source Intelligence Tools To Uncover Dark Money

  • Wednesday, Sep 21 – 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT (17:30 – 19:30 UTC)
  • Location: San Gabriel B-C
  • Not available virtually
  • #ONA22OpenSource
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LLCs, shell companies and dark money groups pour millions of dollars into political spending. This important conversation will provide an overview of what you need to know to uncover dark money activity and find out who is behind it. Learn tools and techniques to track secretive groups, piece together opaque spending networks, and uncover donors.

Session resources

This session is designed for:

  • Reporters looking to strengthen their skills to dig for dark money connections
  • Newsroom leaders interested in building up their org’s investigative chops
  • Anyone who wants to understand how to better connect hidden financial dots in society



Anna Massoglia
Editorial and Investigations Manager, OpenSecrets

Yue Stella Yu
State Politics Reporter, Bridge Michigan

Andy Kroll
Investigative Reporter, ProPublica