Investigative reporting

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.

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.

Panama Papers FAQ: All You Need to Know About The 2016 Investigation
Will Fitzgibbon · August 21, 2019

So you’ve heard about Steven Soderbergh’s movie The Laundromat. But what are Mossack Fonseca and the Panama Papers?

Top tips and tricks for going global with FOI
Karrie Kehoe · July 16, 2019

Freedom of Information requests are powerful weapons in the arsenal of a canny reporter. Here are some tips to help you launch a global FOI project. 

FDA Releases Vast Trove of Hidden Medical Device Injury and Malfunction Reports
Ben Hallman · June 24, 2019

Manufacturers will no longer be allowed to conceal serious injuries and other malfunctions associated with implants and other medical products, from breast implants to surgical staplers from public view.

Probed, sacked and ignored: how countries reacted to West Africa Leaks
Will Fitzgibbon · May 22, 2019

The region’s biggest collaboration spurred some nations to act, while others remained silent.

The Trader, the Preacher, and the journalist
Simon Bowers · May 14, 2019

Karlijn Kuijpers, a freelance investigative journalist in the Netherlands, talks about her reporting that has taken a detailed look at the impact of corporate behavior — and it has made uncomfortable reading for some in her home country.

The Panama Papers in Ecuador: not even an earthquake could stop their reporting
Emilia Díaz-Struck · April 25, 2019

When the Panama Papers broke in Ecuador, then president Rafael Correa encouraged the public to find the reporters and force them to hand over the documents.