The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Protecting Independence: Who Pays the Piper?

While the mainstream media withers, investigative practice is thriving, but it’s easy to lose sight of who’s funding it; big tech companies and philanthropic foundations, partisan NGOs and think-tanks. As investigative journalism becomes funded by practitioners outside its traditional field, are journalists still calling the tune?

In this seminar, Investigative Practice looked into the confusing new funding landscape for investigative journalism, and tackled the issues this raises for real, truth-seeking independent journalism.

Matt Kennard

Matt Kennard is an investigative journalist and co-founder of Declassified UK, a news outlet covering British national security issues. He worked as a staff writer for the Financial Times in the US and UK and is the author of two books, Irregular Army (2012), which investigated the degradation of the US military during the War […]
  • 19 October 2018 09.45–10.45