The Global Muckraker
Recycling Corpses is Big Business
ICIJ · July 13, 2012

The U.S. is the world’s biggest trader of products from human tissue. ICIJ’s eight-month, 11-country investigation probes how the industry sources the corpses it requires for its merchandise.

How to Write a History of Something Secret
Yossi Melman and Dan Raviv · July 12, 2012

Tips for writing about espionage and military intelligence, from the authors of the explosive new book which asserts Israel killed five Iranian nuclear scientists.

Secrets of Investigating a CIA Rendition in Italy
Leo Sisti · July 5, 2012

ICIJ member Leo Sisti shared how he finds sources and information in Italy as part of the Covering Justice in Europe and the US panel at the 2012 IRE conference.

Fishing Quotas Expected After ICIJ Exposé
ICIJ · June 21, 2012

The UN estimates that 85 percent of the world’s fish stocks are beyond sustainable levels. We looked into why nobody was taking action; here’s how we did it.

How to Attract an Online Audience For Your Investigation
Jessica Plautz · June 20, 2012

Jessica Plautz of the Investigative News Network offered advice on how to stand out from the internet crowd on the Promoting Your Investigation panel at the 2012 IRE Conference.

Secrets of a Happy Nonprofit/For-Profit Investigative Collaboration
Terri Langford · June 20, 2012

Terri Langford shares the tips she presented on the Nonprofit/For-Profit Collaborations: Navigating the Terrain panel at the 2012 IRE conference.

We’re Pioneering a Masters of Investigative Journalism in Spain
Marcos Garcia Rey and Mar Cabra · June 18, 2012

There is no watchdog culture in Spanish newsrooms, nor even a Freedom of Information Act. Now a group of journalists will train a new generation to investigate corruption.

How To Track Looted Wealth
Sheila Coronel · June 14, 2012

The ICIJ’s Sheila Coronel shares how to investigate illicit money trails ahead of her Tracking Corruption Internationally presentation at the 2012 IRE conference.

UN, World Bank Release New ‘Grand Corruption’ Database
Michael Hudson · June 11, 2012

New database documents 150 major corruption cases between 1980 and 2011, detailing how major financial institutions played a role in allowing kleptocrats to spirit money out of their countries.