Tradecraft

Learn the skills, values and tools of investigative journalism.

  • Using FOIA More Effectively

    Freedom of Information. Three harmless words. I look at those words as I write them, and feel like shaking my head ’til it drops off. You idiot. You naive, foolish, irresponsible nincompoop. There is really no description of stupidity, no matter how vivid, that is adequate. I quake at the imbecility of it. Tony Blair, […]

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Ideas

Think differently about how investigative journalism can be done.

  • CIJ Director Awarded Shorenstein Fellowship

    In exciting news, our Director James Harkin has been awarded a prestigious Shorenstein Fellowship at the Kennedy School, Harvard University for a project on “fake news” and investigative journalism.

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