October 16, 2013

New Nieman Report Released on Cross-Border Muckraking

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Dear Investigative Journalists and Editors:

In conjunction with the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Rio de Janeiro, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University has published a new e-book, Muckraking Goes Global: The Future of Cross-Border Investigative Journalism, that may be of interest to you and your colleagues.

The publication includes a number of articles that address many of the challenges faced by watchdog journalists worldwide today. It was produced in collaboration with Stefan Candea, director of the Romanian Center for Investigative Journalism; conference organizers Fernando Rodrigues, a reporter and columnist for Folha de S. Paulo; and Guilherme Alpendre, executive director of Abraji, who all contributed to the book. We are grateful for their assistance and to the conference sponsors, the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN); the Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism (COLPIN); and the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism (Abraji).

In order to share the information with as wide an audience as possible, we are offering the e-book free of charge in both English and Spanish. Please help us promote and share this valuable resource by forwarding this e-mail or sharing the Muckraking link with all who may find it useful.

The Nieman Foundation is expanding its coverage of issues pertinent to investigative journalists everywhere, so I invite you to learn more in upcoming issues of our website and quarterly magazine Nieman Reports and through articles posted on the Nieman Journalism Lab and on Nieman Storyboard.

You may also wish to watch the video of the Nieman Foundation’s presentation of the 2013 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence for additional information about watchdog journalism. Just last month, Jane Mayer of The New Yorker received the prize and spoke eloquently about access to sources, threats on the job, secrecy and shield laws.


James Geary

Deputy Curator

The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard

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