Reporting in the Time of Ebola

Western journalist Ashoka Mukpo spent two years in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, prior to the outbreak. When the crisis unfolded he found himself right in the center: as a freelance journalist reporting on the outbreak, as a local producer and camera operator working for a myriad of international outlets and correspondents, and as a victim. Mukpo came down with the virus in October 2014.

Using Hypotheses and Timelines

Trainers Mark Lee Hunter and Luuk Sengers offered ways to begin and carry out investigative reporting during two sessions at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. Their first session was Using Hypotheses: The Core of the Investigative Method and the second was Mastering Timelines: The Road to a Successful Project.

Using Facebook To Investigate

Photos. Friends. Likes. Facebook contains countless amount of information. BBC’s internet investigations specialist Paul Mayers disclose the secret, simple strategies to dig into the world’s most popular social network.

Declaración de GIJC15 sobre la Seguridad de los Periodistas

En la sesión plenaria de la novena Conferencia Global de Periodismo de Investigación, que se realizó del 8 al 11 de octubre en Lillehammer, Noruega, se debatió cómo los periodistas están combatiendo los ataques en su contra en todo el mundo. Después de escuchar casos de estudios de colegas en Angola, Azerbaiyán, Malasia y México, periodistas de 121 países aprobaron la siguiente declaración.

Working with Students: Learning by Doing

Are muckrackers born or made? The question was asked by Sheila S. Coronel, academic dean at Colombia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, in the session Investigative Journalism with Students.

Investigating the Shipping Industry

Participants in sessions on using data to cover organized crime were exposed to a revealing set of databases on shipping at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Lillehammer last weekend.

How To Integrate Mapping into Your Stories

As someone who has spent many years discovering, describing, and sharing GIS data and maps, my skills to actually create maps were in need of some help. So, on Saturday afternoon at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference, I attended a two-session, hands-on workshop, “Mapping With Arc.” The session was described in the conference program as an introduction to “analyzing data for stories by using mapping software.”

Investigating on Foreign Ground

Tom Heinemann is a Danish independent investigative journalist and filmmaker who focuses on global issues. He has 19 years of experience as a journalist. In his session at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference, Investigating on Foreign Ground, he offered tips on how to do in-depth reporting on foreign soil.

Secrets of Successful Startups

Know how your organization will distinguish itself from the rest, have a business plan that you are passionate about, find what will bring value to your readers, and be courageous. These are some pieces of advice given by Kim Yong Jin of the Korea Center for Investigative Journalism, Christian Humborg, executive director of CORRECT!V and Teun Gautier, owner of Gautier CIMC, in the GIJC15 panel New Models and Startups.

How to Mojo: Using Mobile Phones for Reporting

Journalism increasingly involves using mobile phones and attendees got three hours of intense instruction at the MoJo Master Class at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Lillehammer. Ivo Burum, Australian journalist, author and award-winning television producer, taught the workshop in which the participants learned basic camera filming, sound recording, and editing on smartphones.