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Methodology Reporting Tools & Tips

What’s in a Name? Investigating People Across Borders

It’s increasingly common for criminals to operate across borders. So investigative reporters also need to know how to identify and investigate people whose names use different alphabets, are formed by unfamiliar conventions, or carry unexpected cultural signals. Read these tips from the OCCRP on best practices for investigating names from outside the English-speaking world.

Press Freedom Reporting Tools & Tips

Avoiding Censorship: How to Move Anonymously on the Internet

The methods and tools that governments employ to censor and control the internet, and the tools and ways to get around censorship, are a constantly shifting battleground. But there is a set of evergreen best practices and helpful software that are useful.

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Sustainability

How Mother Jones Uses Reader Support to Fund Investigative Journalism

Mother Jones is a US outlet known for “smart, fearless journalism.” Monika Bauerlein, its CEO, believes that the kind of investigative journalism they do cannot be funded by traditional commercial means. That’s why it operates as a nonprofit with a heavy focus on reader donations as a revenue stream.

News & Analysis

How a Team from Reuters Investigated Child Labor Abuses in the American South

A Reuters investigation uncovering how large corporations use child labor for chicken processing and auto supply manufacturing was a finalist for the 2023 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting. Here the reporters give insights to other journalists who want to explore illegal labor practices in their coverage areas.