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Topic “investigative journalism”

Abraji gets ready to host “World Cup of investigative journalism” in Rio de Janeiro in October

Three international events will make Rio de Janeiro the destination for investigative journalists from around the world in October of this year.  The eighth Global Investigative Journalism Conference, put on by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN); the fifth Latin American Conference on Investigative Journalism (COLPIN), put on by the Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS); and the eighth International Congress of the Brazilian A Read more »


Pulitzer Prize winner says Mexican transparency laws helped her investigation into Wal-Mart


The independent Mexican journalist Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab, who won the Pulitzer Prize for her research on the network of bribery and corruption that was a key part of Wal-Mart de México’s expansion strategy, recounted to the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas how she joined the investigation begun by David Barstow of the New York Times into the Mexican operations of the world’s largest supermarket chain. Read more »


Registration open for investigative journalist conference in Colombia

For the sixth consecutive year the Colombian organization Consejo de Redacción (CdR) will hold its Investigative Journalism Conference, which brings together journalists, editors, media executives, and students from around the world to discuss investigative journalism. Read more »


Investigative journalism webinar in Spanish now open for registration

The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas will offer on Monday, Mar. 4 the two-hour webinar in Spanish, “Getting the Dirt – Investigative Journalism Techniques." Click here to register. Read more »


Latin American journalists team up to cover organized crime, other cross-border topics


Motivated by shared experiences with problems like organized crime or the environmental impacts of transnational projects, journalists in Latin America are establishing multi-national teams to investigate topics that stretch across borders. Read more »


New gun legislation in New York sparks controversy over access to information

In the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting, New York State enacted the strictest gun laws in the nation, according to Huffington Post on Jan. 15, sparking debate over how to balance protecting gun owners’ privacy and the public’s right to information.  Read more »


After week of scandals, U.S. sports journalism faces greater scrutiny

Screenshot from Deadspin's exposé on Manti Te'o's girlfriend hoax. Source: Deadspin

TV news satire underscores challenges for U.S. investigative reporters in a dwindling industry

Hearing that seasoned investigative reporter Kaj Larsen was fired from CNN when the TV network slashed its investigative documentaries unit is disheartening, but the real surprise is learning that Larsen’s current gig involves pitching story ideas for the fictional TV drama The Newsroom. Read more »


Brazilian television reporters protest the award of the Esso Prize to newspaper Folha de São Paulo

A group of reporters from the television network Record sent a letter to the organizers of the Esso Journalism Prize, the highest journalism prize in Brazil, questioning the newspaper Folha de São Paulo's qualification as a finalist. Read more »


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