The secret relationship between reporters and spies
Security intelligence agencies are increasingly powerful in the age of global surveillance—and for investigative journalists, the job is now harder than ever
By Krystyna Henke
It’s about 10 o’clock on a Friday morning in October 2009 when Dru Jay hears a knock. He throws on some clothes and opens the door of his Montreal apartment. A man and a woman stand in front of him. Jay stares at a badge that reads “CSIS.” The visitors ask to come in. He refuses. The agents then ask if they can all go for a coffee somewhere. At first, Jay says no thanks; thenhe thinks, Let’s just keep this close to my place, open and public. He decides that the three of them should walk across the street to a park bench.
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Krystyna Henke was the Visuals Editor for the Spring 2014 issue of Ryerson Review of Journalism.