Cross-border Data Journalism for Beginners

Join us Wednesday, October 26, 2022 for a 60 minute session that will provide insight and resources into how data and cross-border investigations can empower independent journalism that is committed to reporting the truth while seeking solutions to vital local, national, and global issues.

CCIJ wins Game-Changer and Visual Journalism awards at the 2022 INNYs

CCIJ won two awards and an honorable mention at the second annual INNYs, an awards ceremony hosted by the Institute of Nonprofit News to honor excellence in nonprofit journalism.

Visual storytelling across America: Ryan Christopher Jones’ journey into photojournalism

From photoshoots with friends to wedding gigs to capturing major global issues for news outlets, Ryan Christopher Jones has spent the last two decades pursuing photography in some shape or form. An award-winning freelancer, he has worked with publications from The Fresno Bee to The Washington Post to The New York Times. He recently collaborated with CCIJ on two stories, capturing the 2021 drought in Kings County, California. Since then, he’s started a brand new journey in the anthropology field. Read our profile to learn more about his story and where he’s headed next.

Photojournalism Basics

Join us Wednesday, September 21, 2022 for a 60 minute session that will empower you to create more impact and value in your reporting with the resources you have as well as provide a foundation for working in collaboration with visual journalists.

Diving into Deep Water Data: Using Water Wazi and Water Data Repo for Investigative Stories

In this two-hour session, investigative and data journalists, researchers and developers from OpenUp and CCIJ will provide hands-on training on two powerful African-focused water-related portals – Water Wazi and Water Data Repo – to help journalists, researchers, policymakers and educators tell their stories, educate the public, and advocate for water justice in Africa.

How to balance passion projects with paid opportunities

Pursuing self-directed work can feel like an impossible feat for some freelancers. How do you find the time and resources to pursue work on your own when paid opportunities can already feel scarce and unreliable? Award-winning Nigerian photographer Etinosa Yvonne believes not only that it’s possible, but that personal projects are the most important ones.

Tackling the hardest part of investigative reporting

While the investigative reporting process can be intimidating, journalists often find writing to be the hardest part. CCIJ attempted to answer some of those questions in our June training session: “From Notebook to Story: Planning and Implementing your Writing Approach.”

Self-directed Passion projects: Vital for success, satisfaction and impact​

Join us Thursday, July 21, 2022 for our next professional learning session. In this one hour session, African photographer Etinosa Yvonne will discuss how pursuing self-directed work with a personal passion plays a vital role in creating opportunities.

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.