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Investigative Reporting

In the era of online news, longform journalism shows its value

Will longform, in-depth stories be part of the future of journalism? What distinguishes them from mere news? These and other questions are answered by Fabrice Le Lous, of Nicaragua's La Prensa.

Fabrice Le Lous | February 07, 2018

Cuba’s emerging media: challenges, threats and opportunities

From 2001 to 2017, fourteen media organizations were launched in Cuba that are already having impact on and off the island. They all have one thing in common: their main objective is to do journalism.

Elaine Díaz Rodríguez | January 29, 2018

Science-driven investigation uncovers Nigeria's ‘Sketchy Water’

By taking a more scientific approach to investigative reporting, Nigerian journalist Hannah Ojo uncovered widespread contamination in Nigeria's sachet water — and helped improve this water's safety for the public.

Irene Wangui | January 02, 2018

Advice for cross-border investigative journalists from Media Indaba Africa

At Media Indaba Africa 2017, ICFJ Knight Fellow Fabiola Torres López shared her biggest keys to investigative reporting success based on her experiences with OjoPúblico in Peru.

Irene Wangui | December 21, 2017

How an investigation into fake Ph.Ds became a case study for newsroom transformation

Indonesia's Tempo Media Group used lessons learned from its fake Ph.D. investigation to become a digitally oriented newsroom.

Sherry Ricchiardi | December 14, 2017

How Malaysia's R.AGE is engaging millennials with investigative journalism

The Star newspaper's scrappy reporting team shows how a fresh product can build a new audience for old media.

Kate Mayberry, Splice Newsroom | December 08, 2017

How an environmental news initiative is bringing investigative stories to those most affected

Stories on environmental crises don't always reach the people most affected. An investigative reporting initiative in Indonesia is trying to change that. 

Lauren Hazard Owen, Nieman Lab | December 01, 2017

How to track looted wealth: tips for reporters

Investigative reporters sat on a panel at the 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference in South Africa to share tips about how to track looted wealth and laundered money. 

Stella Roque, Global Investigative Journalism Network | November 24, 2017

Nigerian multimedia collaboration shows the impact of 'Shifting Sands'

Using digital tools and data journalism, journalists in Nigeria produced a multimedia project investigating sand mining and dredging that would become the most-clicked special feature to date. 

Irene Wangui | November 20, 2017

The Paradise Papers: methods and tools for investigating a massive leak

For The Paradise Papers, 383 reporters from 67 countries collaborated to produce investigative news coverage. Here are the tools and processes used to navigate this massive leak. 

Fabiola Torres López | November 15, 2017

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