A Scholar’s Guide to Dangerous Research

Journalists aren't the only ones who throw themselves into hazardous situations. Here's a scholar's guide to staying safe while investigating underground economies, the narcotics trade, and insurgencies. Written by political scientist Vanda Felbab-Brown, the guide includes useful tips for anyone "conducting fieldwork in highly dangerous places or on highly dangerous subjects."

Source: Social Science Research Council

Posted on: June 24, 2014

GIJC13 Call for Papers Deadline 7/15

Attention journalism professors: The deadline is July 15 to submit an abstract of your paper for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. We're looking for research that highlights trends, challenges, teaching methodologies, and best practices in investigative journalism.

Source: Global Investigative Journalism Network

Posted on: July 6, 2013

Story of the Day: Inside “the Mind of a Con Man”

"The Mind of a Con Man," in today's New York Times Magazine, digs into the widespread problem of academic fraud by focusing on the case of Diederik Stapel. The once widely touted Dutch scholar made up results in at least 55 of his papers and in 10 Ph.D. dissertations written by his students.

Source: New York Times Magazine

Posted on: April 28, 2013

Mexican FOI Laws Key Tool for Pulitzer Winner

The independent Mexican journalist Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab won the Pulitzer Prize for her research on the network of bribery and corruption that was a key part of Wal-Mart de México’s expansion strategy. Her 8-month investigation required 800 freedom of information requests from municipal, state, and federal offices in Mexico, and a total of 200 interviews.

Source: Journalism in the Americas

Posted on: April 25, 2013