Jessica Weiss’ piece about ‘Investigative 2.0’ on the International Journalists’ Network, flags up that there are now more than 50 non-profit investigative journalism organisations around the world:
“The first three nonprofits dedicated to investigative journalism were all American: the Fund for Investigative Journalism (1969), Investigative Reporters and Editors (1975), and the Center for Investigative Reporting (1977).
“Now, there are more than 50 worldwide, and more than half of those are since 2000. Global networks such as ICIJ – made up of 100 journalists in 50 countries, and currently looking to expand – are providing the platform for reporters to connect for cross-border investigations. Local and regional centers, such as Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism; the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism, and the Forum for African Investigative Reporters (FAIR), connect journalists for reporting, networking, conferences, trainings and more. FAIR is sponsoring Africa’s first big investigative reporting conference later this month in Johannesburg.”
You can find a list of excellent resources on the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists page at this link.
Using the Center for International Media report on strategies for support for investigative journalism, with the first survey of nonprofit journalism centers worldwide, the consortium (led by the Center for Public Integrity) has produced a list of over 35 around the world:
Balkan Investigative Regional Reporting Network
BTC ProMedia Foundation, Bulgaria
Former Soviet Union
Caucus Media Investigative Center, Azerbaijan
Chilean Center for Investigative Journalism and Information
Consejo de Redacción, Colombia
Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS), Peru
Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism, Jordan
Center for Investigative Reporting, San Francisco
Center for Public Integrity, Washington, D.C.
Fund for Investigative Journalism, Washington, D.C.
ProPublica, New York
Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, Brandeis University
Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, Columbia University
Centre for Investigative Journalism, London
European Journalism Centre, Netherlands
Foreningen Gravande Journalister, Sweden