Djordje Padejski, United States and Serbia, is the Impact Leader at Stanford University’s JSK Fellowships. He mentors fellows and alumni pursuing innovative projects, and focuses on innovation and computational journalism.
He is an international award-winning investigative journalist and member of ICIJ’s Offshore Leaks investigation. He was the founding director of FOIA Machine, a public record platform hosted by the Center for Investigative Reporting, now by Muckrock Foundation. He conceptualized FOIA Machine as a 2012 Knight Fellow at Stanford.
Padejski entered journalism as a student during the Milosevic regime in Serbia, and has become one of the leading investigative journalists. His stories about organized crime in 2005, earned him the Serbian Award for Investigative Reporting. In 2006, he co-founded the Center for Investigative Reporting in Serbia, and served as founding director, conducting trainings and overseeing award-winning projects on government corruption. In 2008, he joined OCCRP to work on cross-border investigative projects in the Balkans.