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Topic “investigative journalism”

A look behind the scenes of the investigation that won the 2012 Brazilian Esso Grand Prize for Journalism

Resigning from the presidency of the highest soccer authority in Brazil two years before the country was set to host the World Cup was not part of Ricardo Teixeira's plans. The official, who until now was the most powerful leader of a sport that is a national passion in Brazil, was not set to give up his post until 2015. Read more »


Knight Center offers webinar on investigative journalism

Despite the major upheavals and the challenges news organizations face in today’s market globally, the area of investigative reporting remains alive and strong. Journalists from Latin America and the Caribbean can learn about investigative journalism and its role in today’s digital landscape during the two-hour webinar entitled, “The Elements of Investigative Journalism: Principles and Practicalities,” that will be offered in English on Thursday, Nov. 29, by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Read more »


Costa Rica’s La Nación newspaper pioneers investigative data journalism in Latin America

In 1994, journalist Giannina Segnini founded a one-woman investigative unit—herself—at Costa Rica’s La Nación newspaper. Since then, the unit has grown into a five-person team that is trailblazing data journalism in Latin America, according to Journalism.co.uk. Read more »


Washington Post journalist David Finkel awarded "genius grant" for his long-form reporting

Washington Post journalist and author David Finkel was named one of 23 MacArthur Fellows on Monday, Oct. 1, according to a press release from the foundation. As the recipient of the “genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Finkel will receive $500,000 without any conditions distributed over the next five years. Read more »


Collaborative mapping of fires in Brazilian favelas showcases possibilities for crowdsourcing the news

Brazilian reporter Patrícia Cornils got a surprising response after sharing on Facebook a Google Docs worksheet listing fires in the favelas of São Paulo. Several people joined the collaborative reporting project that became Fogo no Barraco (Fire in the Shanty), an interactive map that cross references data on fires with real estate appreciation near the affected areas. Read more »


UNESCO releases collection of investigative reporting

The United Nations Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) released the Global Casebook of Investigative Journalism on Monday, Sept. 17. The book features investigative pieces from around the world, including explanations from the authors on how they conducted their research. Read more »


Online independent journalism dependent on collaborative investigation

“Newspapers die or are under military heels or commit suicide because they do not face their real problems." These were the words of Brazilian journalist Jânio de Freitas, one of the journalists honored by the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism during the 7th International Congress on Read more »


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