Demonstrating Investigative Impact: Essential Reading

Investigative journalism shines a light into dark corners of human, corporate and government behaviour and prompts corrective action and so, better societies. Yet it is hard to prove this impact – increasingly necessary as donors want to know the impact of the work they sponsor. Here are ways to show and measure your value, and most effectively communicate it:

Media Impact Funders research database

Media Impact Tools

Best Practices in Measuring the Impact of Investigative Reporting 

Can We Measure Media Impact? Surveying the Field

Measuring Impact: A Forum on Tools and Resources 

How to Use Metrics that Matter

Big Impact: A Pocket-Guide to the Financial Benefits of Major Investigations

The Impact Field Guide, by Doc Society, a non-profit foundation – mainly aimed at filmmakers, more chapter on distribution for impact and measuring impact make it more broadly useful.