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.

Steve Kretzmann, a reporter itching for a fight

Steve Kretzmann is used to fighting with the city of Cape Town. “It’s quite healthy in a way that we can have these fights,” he says nonchalantly, “As long as I’ve got my facts straight.” Lately, Kretzmann’s facts are not only straight — but they are also giving officials in Cape Town reason to be nervous. In partnership with the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ), Kretzmann has published a series of stories chronicling how Cape Town mismanaged its water supply during a near-apocalyptic drought in 2018. These acclaimed stories are emblematic of Kretzmann’s broader approach to journalism – one characterized by an enduring sense of curiosity, a willingness to evolve and a relentless pursuit of accountability.

CCIJ Metaverse Event: Conversation with HumAngle Media about Nigeria’s Farmer/Herder Crisis

Join us Friday, May 6 for CCIJ’s Metaverse Event with HumAngle Media! The metaverse is a collective virtual space that will reimagine how we engage with our community, and we have installed a new exhibit based on An Encroaching Desert Intensifies Nigeria’s Farmer-Herder Crisis.

The Basics of Investigative Journalism​

Learn the basics of investigative journalism from Mark Lee Hunter, author of the handbook “Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists” (Unesco, 2009). Mark will lead a one-hour training session, focused on the basics of conceiving, structuring, research, and composing an investigation.

Nengi Nelson: Overcoming Barriers in Sagbo Kodji

An experienced Nigerian photojournalist, Nengi Nelson understands the suspicion toward journalists that pervades in her home country – and how to navigate it. Over the course of her five-year career, she has developed strategies to approach and work alongside apprehensive communities whose stories still need to be told.

Statement in support of Mrs. Bettie Johnson-Mbayo and Dr. Moses Mbayo

The Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism (CCIJ) joins the ZAM Bureau Afrika and the Liberia Medical and Dental Association (LMDA) in condemning the recent attack and court action against CCIJ member Bettie Johnson-Mbayo and her husband, Dr. Moses Mbayo. Our community is deeply troubled by the recent incident involving Bong County District #3 Representative Marvin […]

Fact Checking: The Basics

This hour-long training session led by award-winning South African-based journalist Raymond Joseph will introduce you to the basics of fact-checking. You’ll be introduced to a handful of easy-to-use, free tools that will help you sort fact from fiction.

The Power of Science Based Investigative Collaborations

When you ground that collaborative investigation in original physical or data science, you can deliver truly new information for your audience while also pushing forward the research on important issues. That’s what Orb Media does and its founder, award winning journalist Molly Bingham, will share the unique newsroom considerations of running science based investigative collaborations during our next CCIJ training event on December 8, 2021.