Investigative Reporting

Investigative Reporting

Photographer turns to Kickstarter to fund search for lost Leonardo Da Vinci fresco

Photographer Dave Yoder is on a mission to find a hidden fresco by Leonardo Da Vinci in Florence, Italy, using crowdsourced online service Kickstarter.

Nicole Martinelli | August 18, 2011

China's next brain drain: investigative journalists

Investigative journalists in China are caught in a dilemma: although they are young and idealistic, low salaries and dangerous working conditions lead to burnout, according to a recent study.

Jack Liu | July 22, 2011

How to verify news accounts posted on social media

Blogger Jeff Sonderman details how, when and what one should do with reports on social media.

Jeff Sonderman | July 20, 2011

Foreign correspondent jobs: expert tips on how to prepare

By many accounts, it’s becoming more dangerous to work as a foreign correspondent: 80 journalists are killed in the line of duty every year and many more are attacked or jailed. IJNet offers nine tips to keep in mind when covering news in far-flung places.

مي اليان | July 19, 2011

Pulitzer panel divided over breaking news, no prize awarded

For the first time in the history of the Pulitzer Prize, no winner was named in the breaking news category this year. Pulitzer Prize Administrator Sig Gissler explains why.

Dana Liebelson | April 19, 2011

UN report calls cooperation in investigative journalism crucial

A report released by an agency of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) calls for greater cooperation among countries to foster investigative journalism.

Renata Johnson | March 23, 2011

10 tips for investigating corruption

Stories plotting the geometry of bribery, determining the currency of influence, documenting the paper trail, dealing with threats and retaliation and knowing the obstacles within - just some of the tips for understanding the power of corruption.

Don Ray | February 09, 2011

New York Times may create portal for WikiLeaks-style submissions

The New York Times may create an in-house submission system to enable would-be leakers to provide large files to the paper.

بسام سبتي | January 26, 2011

"I Paid a Bribe" uses crowdsourcing to track corruption in India: Part 1 of 2

A non-profit organization in India is on a mission to fight corruption in the country through a new website called “I Paid a Bribe.” The site allows users to anonymously distinguish whether they paid, accepted or declined a bribe in various sectors of society.

Dana Liebelson | November 11, 2010

Manual for investigative journalists working in developing countries

Journalists interested in developing their investigative skills are encouraged to check out a manual released by the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR).

IJNet | September 28, 2010