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Get Started in CAR with these Excel Tutorials
ICIJ · October 15, 2012

Dipping your toe into Computer-Assisted Reporting? We know most newsrooms don’t offer training in this area, so we have put together some video tutorials demonstrating relatively simple Excel functions to help you wrangle spreadsheet data and find meaning in your numbers.

An Investigative Reporting Manifesto
Carlos Dada · October 11, 2012

Carlos Dada investigates corruption in one of the deadliest regions of the world for independent journalists: Central America. In his Anna Politkovskaya Award acceptance speech he questions the role of the journalist and why we practice in such risky environments.

Why You Should Turn Your Investigative Report into an eBook
Roger Fidler · October 1, 2012

The digital media guru explains how eBooks make investigative journalism easier to access and read on mobile devices, and how they could provide a valuable revenue stream.

‘Don’t get lured into journalistic group think’
Maud Beelman · September 24, 2012

Maud Beelman shares how investigative reporters can make the most of limited time and resources using a four-part checklist to help prioritize which stories to go after.

Can Journalists Really Investigate Dictatorships?
ICIJ · September 19, 2012

How to work stories in oppressive regimes: sometimes the answer is less complicated than you might think.

Civil Trial Postponed in U.S. Human Tissue Harvesting Scandal
Michael Hudson · September 18, 2012

A New York judge has postponed a civil trial that would have delved into how a major player in the global trade in human tissue obtains skin, bones and other body parts that are recycled into medical devices.

Convention Offers Fresh Hope For Jack Mackerel
Mort Rosenblum and Mar Cabra · September 11, 2012

Jack mackerel, decimated by years of free-for-all overfishing in the southern Pacific, now stands a strong chance of recovery with new legally binding measures to protect it.

The Jungle Highway
ICIJ · September 11, 2012

Reporters for a new cross-border journalism group, Connectas, traveled 700 kilometers along the new highway cutting through the Amazon to document its impact. Here’s an excerpt of the series from ICIJ member and Connectas founder Carlos Eduardo Huertas.

‘There Are No Bad Sources, Only Incompetent Reporters’
Rui Araujo · September 10, 2012

There is no democracy without efficient institutions and too many journalists passively accept this, says Portuguese investigative journalist and “troublemaker” Rui Araujo.