Topic “investigative journalism”
Mexican reporters create lab that offers scholarships to promote investigative journalism in their country
The “barrage” of censorship and pressure to which Mexican journalists have been exposed in recent years reminds reporter Alexandra Xanic of the 1990s. The dependence of the media on official advertising, reductions in newsrooms and the search by media outlets to “fill spaces,” mean that investigative journalism is increasingly forgotten, and the little that is done fails to have the impact it should. Read more »
The investigative team at Mexican digital news site Aristegui Noticias has taken home yet another prize. The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) has announced the team as one of the winners of the 2016 Knight International Journalism Awards. Read more »
After retiring from Brazilian newspaper Folha, renowned reporter Elvira Lobato releases first major independent investigation
A full-time reporter. That is how Elvira Lobato, one of the most award-winning and prestigious journalists in Brazil with 39 years dedicated to print journalism, described herself. Even after deciding to retire from Folha de São Paulo in 2011, where she was a special reporter and worked for 27 years, her “destiny” to investigate would not allow her to leave the field. Read more »
Former Argentine police officer accused of killing journalist in Buenos Aires 38 years ago finally captured in Brazil
The Brazilian Federal Police and Interpol captured one of the people accused of the murder of journalist and writer Rodolfo Walsh, who was killed in March 1977 during the last dictatorship in Argentina, according to newspaper Zero Hora. Read more »
Several female journalists in Trinidad and Tobago have been the targets of social media attacks in the past few months as a result of their investigations into suspicious behavior in the public administration. These attacks come months ahead of the general elections slated to take place in September. Read more »
Three days before the end of their crowdfunding campaign, Brazilian journalism nonprofit Pública, an investigative organization led by women, met its goal. The campaign “Ocupe A Pública”, launched on Jan. 21, aimed to collect $50,000 Brazilian reals (around US $18,000) to fund 10 stories with themes chosen by reader-collaborators who will also be involved with their production. Read more »
Video of FOPEA awards ceremony. Read more »
Knight Center’s free online course on investigative journalism attracts 4,000 people from 150 countries. Register now!
More than 4,000 participants from all over the world have registered for the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) “Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age,” being taught by a team of four leading investigative journalists in the United States and offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas with support from the the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Read more »
To help people interested in learning about the newest resources and techniques in the field of investigative journalism, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer the free Massive Open Online Course (or MOOC) “Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age” with the support of the Knight Foundation.