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This Investigative Journalism Class Launches Careers and Creates Change

Legendary investigative editor Andrew Lehren believes in the power of curiosity, and learning-by-doing — and a string of prize-winning stories and impactful careers flowing from his class at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York provides ample evidence. Here, he and some of his stellar former students describe the fruits of a method of journalism instruction that emphasizes collaboration, new tools, and innovative story pitching.

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Investigative Tactics That Reporters Love

In interviews over the past year, dozens of leading journalists have told me about the scores of tools and techniques that proved helpful in their investigations. But, again and again, these top muckrakers point to about a dozen tactics that they rely on all the time. We share those favorite techniques in this roundup.

The Indigenous Voices Fighting Disinformation in the Andes and Amazon

An alliance of regional radio stations, backed by the Peruvian investigative network OjoPúblico, has begun an unprecedented effort to fight disinformation in Indigenous languages for people living in the Andean and Amazonian regions. To date, hundreds of explanatory pieces about COVID-19 have been created in five Indigenous languages and broadcast by 15 radio stations in eight different regions.

GIJN Webinar: Keeping Alive the Work of Silenced Journalists

In this GIJN webinar, we bring together five investigative journalists from Mexico, France, India and the United States. They will offer tips and tools on how to continue the work of murdered journalists, with a focus on working collaboratively and across borders.

Distribution, Collaboration, and Freelancing: A GIJN Guide

From where to pitch to how to avoid being sued, and how much you should be getting paid for your work: a new, nine-part GIJN-resource covers the business side of doing investigative journalism. The guide covers a variety of subjects, aiming to help both individuals and media institutions by providing practical tips and advice.

How They Did It: Collaborating Across a Continent on Latin America’s Untold Migrant Stories

In the project Migrantes de otro mundo — Migrants from Another World — a team of more than 40 journalists in more than a dozen countries decided to collaborate to tell the untold story of the migrants from Asia and Africa who travel through Latin America each year. As the creators of the project put it: “By its wandering nature, migration is a story that can only be properly told through collaboration.”