Tradecraft

Learn the skills, values and tools of investigative journalism.

  • Using FOIA More Effectively

    “For political leaders, [FOIA is] like saying to someone who is hitting you over the head with a stick, ‘Hey, try this instead’, and handing them a mallet.” Tony Blair, 2010   One of the most important skills for journalists today is how to swing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) ‘mallet’. Most journalists have […]

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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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