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My new friend is a news bot from Chile called LaBot
Kyra Gurney · October 7, 2019

If news talks more like your friends, it will be harder to ignore. That’s the rationale behind LaBot, a digital chat tool created by Chilean journalists.

ICIJ’s Marina Walker Guevara recognized for outstanding commitment to journalism
Zshekinah Collier · October 3, 2019

Marina Walker Guevara says the key to successful investigations are deep trust, harnessing technology and working together.

The Laundromat screening taps into DC’s focus on whistleblowers
Martha M. Hamilton · September 27, 2019

Whistleblowing was the topic of the night at a screening of the Panama Papers-inspired film, just hours after the announcement of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump.

Press Freedom Week highlights power of collaborative journalism
Caitlin Ginley Sigal · September 26, 2019

Journalists, advocates, lawyers and members of the public gathered in Los Angeles last week for the first-ever LA Press Freedom Week, to…

I wanted immigration detention complex blueprints, but all I got was a hefty legal letter.
Spencer Woodman · September 23, 2019

I wanted to shed light on the future use of solitary confinement, but instead, I got a hefty envelope from a private law firm.

Counting the dead: How statistics can find unreported killings
Kyra Gurney · September 17, 2019

When investigative journalists Sheila Coronel and her team began counting drug-related killings in the Philippines last year they turned to statistician Patrick Ball to reveal the truth.

Whistleblowers, covering Suharto and making stories ‘bullet-proof’: Meet Wahyu Dhyatmika
Scilla Alecci · September 10, 2019

Wahyu Dhyatmika has been writing stories for as long as he can remember and began working as a reporter in 1996 – when Indonesia was still under the dictatorship of the Suharto regime.

I’m a Stubborn, Headstrong, Obsessive Know-It-All. If I Can Collaborate, You Can, Too.
Ben Hallman · September 5, 2019

Five years ago, against my reporter instincts, I agreed to collaborate with ICIJ. That decision changed my career, and the way I think about journalism. 

Five ways we can seize journalism’s ‘hot mess’ moment
Marina Walker Guevara · August 30, 2019

What a dance class at Stanford taught me about destabilization, chaos, and journalism.