The Waseda Chronicle is an independent non-profit newsroom dedicated to investigative journalism in Tokyo. The Chronicle began as a project of the Institute for Journalism at Waseda University on February 1, 2017, with an inaugural issue featuring the series “Journalism for Sale.” It was established as Japan’s first university-based center for investigative journalism. A year after its inception, the Chronicle became independent from Waseda University, becoming Japan’s first investigative journalism NGO. The Chronicle continues to collaborate with Waseda University, aiming to educate students and foster the next generation of investigative journalists who will contribute to create a critical and innovative journalism in Japan.
The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism began in 2009 and is housed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Journalism. WCIJ is nonpartisan and nonprofit, and collaborates with local news organizations to increase the quality and quantity of investigative reporting in Wisconsin (population 6 million), while training current and future generations of investigative journalists. Since its launch, the Center has distributed more than 155 major reports, ranging from the dairy industry and campus sexual assault to DNA testing that frees innocent prisoners.
The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Since its founding in 2005, WSCIJ has worked to reward best practices in investigative reporting through its Wole Soyinka Award for Investigative Journalism, Nigeria’s top investigative journalism award. The Centre also engages in media training, resource development, and advocacy to advance the ethics of inclusion, transparency, and accountability among investigative reporters in Nigeria.
The World Press Institute was founded in 1961 and, since then, over 500 international journalists have participated in its fellowship program. A private, nonprofit organization supported by a wide range of foundations, local and national media, multinational U.S. corporations, and individuals from all over the world, the World Press Institute is located in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.