Tag: investigative reporting

by Julie Keck

1. Vocativ brings the tools of the spying world into the newsroom (Jeff Bercovici / Forbes) 2. Time Warner Cable drops over 300,000 subscriptions, in part because of CBS blackout (Todd Spangler / Variety) 3. How investigative journalism harnesses the latest tech (Rachel Bartlett / Journalism News) 4. When Redditors ban your website: A conversation […] more »

by Claire Groden

BuzzFeed is looking to expand beyond its reputation for cat pictures and rapid-fire, socially viral lists. This Monday, the site announced the creation of its own investigative reporting unit under the supervision of Mark Schoofs. Schoofs is most recently a senior editor at ProPublica, a renowned non-profit investigative journalism organization. And BuzzFeed isn’t the only […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Netflix now has more paying customers than HBO in the U.S. (Zachary Seward / Quartz) 2. BuzzFeed hires Pulitzer winner to head investigative unit (Leslie Kaufman / New York Times) 3. Google unveils tools to access web from repressive countries (Sam Gustin / TIME) 4. Wikipedia editors, locked in battle with PR firm, delete […] more »

by Claire Groden

Investigative reporting is expensive, time-consuming and arduous — much more so than rapid-fire articles that follow the daily breaking news mill. But if the journalism industry is already struggling to pay its bills, what is the future of in-depth, watchdog reporting? One program, Reveal, which debuted Sept. 28, offers a venue for investigative journalism in […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. How the iPhone and bad decisions killed Blackberry (New Yorker) 2. Award-winning digital entrepreneur Lisa Williams joins Investigative News Network as Director of Digital Engagement (INN) 3. How early adapters, innovative publishers, legacy media companies and more are pushing toward the annotated web (Neiman Lab) 4. Epic launches, Politico goes deeper: Why longform is […] more »

by Marianne McCarthy

Crowdfunding has skyrocketed in the past couple of years as entrepreneurs bypass traditional keepers of the purse and instead appeal to individual donors to help get their projects off the ground — and journalists have taken notice. Dogged by a lack of jobs and slumping wages, writers, producers, photographers and other content creators have joined […] more »

by Evelyn Larrubia

It used to be taboo for one media organization to publish another’s investigation. Issues of trust, pride and reputation can still cause some news executives pause. But in many newsrooms, the prohibition against co-publishing is waning, if not dead. Take, for instance, “Who Can Vote?“, News21 package of stories on voter fraud and ID laws […] more »

by Mark Glaser

BERKELEY, CALIF. — Once again, I am covering the Logan Symposium on the UC Berkeley campus, a gathering of some of the top investigative journalists in the country. I’ll be covering the day’s panels and talks via ScribbleLive. I can add in your coverage or tweets, just let me know if you’re at Logan via […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

My first professional job out of college was surprisingly relevant to what I’ve been doing of late. I started as a program analyst at the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General in the Office of Evaluation and Inspections. In federal government parlance, that would be the OEI in the OIG at […] more »

by Carrie Lozano

Journalists, by nature, tend to be fiercely competitive, racing to break the news before their rivals. Given that tendency, anyone who’s engaged in a journalism collaboration knows that it’s an extraordinary endeavor. That’s why it’s worth stepping back and identifying what we really mean when we say we’re collaborating. At the Investigative Reporting Program at […] more »