Behind the scenes

A reporting lesson: ‘Take a chance and show up’
Scilla Alecci · January 7, 2019

Journalist Scilla Alecci went to India to report on Medtronic for the Implant Files and despite monsoon conditions, she makes some interesting discoveries.

How ICIJ Used Machine Learning Algorithms To Help Find Medical Device Issues
Emilia Díaz-Struck and Rigoberto Carvajal · December 19, 2018

Using algorithms and careful analysis, ICIJ screened millions of records and found cases where patients had died, but the incident hadn’t been reported as a death.

Investigative Reporting: Shoe-leather, data and empathy
Sasha Chavkin · December 10, 2018

For one reporter working on the Implant Files investigation, discovering the sisterhood – and the power – of women-led patient groups was an eye-opening experience.

Video: Why Join The Implant Files Investigation?
Razzan Nakhlawi · November 25, 2018

Reporters explain why they decided to investigate medical device harm with ICIJ reporters.

About The Implant Files Investigation
Fergus Shiel · November 25, 2018

The Implant Files is a global investigation that tracks the harm caused by medical devices that have been tested inadequately or not at all.

Panama Papers film examines how journalists speak truth to power
Amy Wilson-Chapman · October 2, 2018

The risky business of investigative reporting for whistleblowers and reporters is at the heart of the latest Panama Papers documentary.

How machine learning is revolutionizing journalism
Rigoberto Carvajal · August 22, 2018

The rise of the machine has freed ICIJ members globally to pore over millions of documents in a custom-built search engine.

Nine essential tools from ICIJ’s data journalism and programming experts
Caroline Kubzansky · August 8, 2018

How do you tackle some of history’s largest data leaks? ICIJ’s data journalists, gurus and programmers share the secrets of their digital toolbelts.

How spies and investigative reporters think alike
Simon Bowers · July 11, 2018

ICIJ member Kristof Clerix specializes in reporting on intelligence agencies and espionage, and finds his methods are similar to the spies he’s investigating.

Behind the scenes of the largest-ever West African journalism collaboration
ICIJ · July 10, 2018

A new documentary reveals the challenges and triumphs of the West Africa Leaks investigation.