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.

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.