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Member Spotlight

Christina Orieschnig

Christina Orieschnig

PhD Researcher, Civil Engineer, and Biologist

Passionate about ecology and civil engineering, Christina’s areas of specialisation include vegetation ecology, water management, geotechnics and soil sciences.

Read our profile on Christina to learn about her on the Mekong River Delta in Vietnam. 

Alexandre Brutelle

Journalism Project Coordinator

Alexandre is co-founder and coordinator for the Environmental Investigative Forum (EIF).

Read our profile on Alexandre to learn more about his experiences that led him to form an international network of journalists and experts focused on environmental investigations.

Sonja Smith


In 2021, Sonja was recognized at the EFN Namibia Journalism Awards Ceremony where she won the Best Agriculture & Environment Category award and was also awarded Journalist of the Year.

Read more about Sonja’s achievements and watch a video where she talks about her work with CCIJ.

Tapped Out: Power & water justice in the rural West

Featured Collaboration

Tapped Out is a two-part collection of fifteen stories around power, justice and water in the West. Part one was made possible by a grant from The Water Desk, with support from Ensia and INN’s Amplify News Project. Part two was made possible by a grant from the Water Foundation with additional support from INN and the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ).

These stories are part of collaboration that includes the Institute for Nonprofit News, California Health Report, Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism, Circle of Blue, Colorado Public Radio, Columbia Insight, The Counter, Ensia, High Country News, New Mexico In Depth and SJV Water.


From notebook to story: planning and implementing your writing approach

Join us Tuesday, June 14, 2022 for our next professional learning session where we will show you how to turn your reporting work into a compelling investigative news piece. We’ll provide tips on how to make your next story deadline slightly less daunting and significantly more manageable.

Practical Guide to Fundraising for Nonprofits and Journalists

Join us Thursday, May 19 for our next training session that will help demystify the fundraising world for nonprofits and journalists. Participants will walk away with resources, searchable databases of donors, and additional contacts to further their fundraising journey.

Behind the scenes of the town that’s sinking

A behind-the-scenes look into reporter Lois Henry’s investigation into the Boswell Company, its competitors and the lives of thousands of people who are affected when water leaves the valley and the land around them sinks.