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.

SJV Water & CCIJ win Journalism Partnership of the Year award

We are thrilled to announce to that we have been awarded the Institute for Nonprofit News’ inaugural (INN) Journalism Partnership of the Year award for our collaboration with SJV Water for, “The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking.”

Taming Messy and Dirty Data: Tips to Cleaning and Structuring Data

If you are struggling with messy data and don’t know how to make sense of them, join us for our next training session on November 11 where we will provide tools, tips and tricks to transform your data into a clean, structured, and useful spreadsheet to accomplish your journalism goals!