Sandra Bartlett, Canada, is an award winning reporter and producer based in Toronto. She worked on the ICIJ project Secrecy for Sale and Skin and Bone. Bartlett worked as a producer and reporter in NPR's Investigative Unit based in Washington where she collaborated on projects with PBS Frontline, ProPublica, the Center for Public Integrity, the Center for Investigative Reporting,as well as individual journalists in Canada and Europe.
Recent stories include Post Mortem, a series on the flaws in America's death investigation system, Poisoned Places, a look at whether the Clean Air Act has improved the air in America and Skin and Bone, an examination of the under-regulated business of recycling dead humans. In 20 plus years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, as an editor, a reporter and producer, Bartlett covered daily news, foreign assignments and special programming. She worked in London, Europe, Israel, Cuba and Pakistan. Her investigative stories at CBC ranged from the dangerous prescribing of mood altering drugs in the elderly, to tax scams that cost the Canadian government hundreds of millions of dollars, an examination of police use of the Taser stun gun. This story included independent testing of Taser stun guns to reveal how little police knew about a weapon they used excessively. In 2007 Bartlett co-chaired the Global Investigative Journalism Conference held in Toronto. This conference brought 650 journalists from 30 countries to share and discuss investigative stories and techniques. The conference also created an international award, The Global Shining Light Award for journalists from developing countries or countries in transition who risk their lives for their stories.