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The New York Times

Katharine Seelye

20 June 2021

New Bedford, New Hampshire, United States

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As traditional local media outlets shrink or disappear, non-profit digital news outlets are popping up to fill the void. The New Bedford Light is one example, formed by journalism veterans and following the playbook o...

Grady Newsource

Trey Young

7 April 2021

Georgia, United States

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11Alive, a Georgia news station, runs a program called "Verify" that helps residents get accurate information and slow the spread of disinformation. Viewers submit a form online or via an app to request any piece of i...

Global Press Journal

Aline Suárez del Real

6 April 2021

Mexico

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Verificovid was started by a group of friends to combat pandemic-related misinformation in Mexico. They work with a group of government doctors to identify, track, investigate, and disprove misinformation. The group p...

Poynter

Amaris Castillo

25 January 2021

Mexico

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The Cartel Project formed an international team of journalists that produced a five-part series on the murder of Mexican journalist Regina Martinez. The series also explored the subjects that Martinez's killers attemp...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Rowan Philp

15 January 2021

United States

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Digital sleuths preserved a trove of evidence from the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by acting quickly to "scrape" and archive videos, images, and other data from social media. Investigative journalists ...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Marthe Rubió

27 October 2020

Orléans, France

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Years after international authorities had stopped searching for a man suspected of being an architect of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, a freelance journalist spent eight months searching data and doing on the ground repo...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Mariana Limón

2 September 2020

Colombia

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A cross-border collaborative and investigative journalism effort brought 24 media organizations in 14 countries and more than 40 media professionals to report on the migrants from Asia and Africa who travel every year...

NPR

Mark Oprea

10 August 2020

Youngstown, Ohio, United States

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Mahoning Matters formed as a news site with laid-off veterans of the Youngstown Vindicator, filling part of a void in local accountability journalism in what is now the largest U.S. city without a seven-day print news...

ProPublica

Andrew Ford

4 June 2020

New Jersey, United States

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Citizen watchdogs can hold local police accountable by using the tactics of investigative reporters that have successfully exposed systemic problems and sparked reforms. One reporter shares five approaches he’s used t...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Carolyn Thompson

11 May 2020

South Sudan

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To tell the stories of victims of forced displacement, property destruction, and occupation in South Sudan, a team of journalists devised a phone survey to gauge the extent of the problem. By surveying hard-to-reach p...

The Trace

Champe Barton

8 January 2020

United States

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The ALICE Training Institute provides active-shooter training for schools around the United States. The organization’s website says that 18 schools have had success using its protocol, and yet an investigation by The ...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Catalina Lobo-Guerrero

17 December 2019

Mexico

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A nearly two-year investigation of Mexicans who had gone missing, and presumably murdered, produced a series of stories based on the database of at least 2,000 graves across Mexico. A group of independent reporters an...

Poynter

Barbara Allen

8 November 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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Non-partisan, watchdog journalism has formed a financially healthy platform for Texas Tribune in its first decade, filling a public-interest gap left by shrinkage in the number of statehouse reporters from 95 in 1989 ...

Poynter

Megan Janetsky

6 November 2019

Colombia

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La Liga Contra El Silencio is an alliance of 16 news organizations and hundreds of journalists in Colombia. It protects journalists against threats, which have the effect of censoring reporting on certain topics. La L...

DataJournalism.com

Brent Walth

27 June 2019

United States

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Fact-based, data-driven, and solution-oriented journalism can shift the media paradigm from asking “what” to asking “how.” Solutions journalism, known also as constructive journalism in Europe, focuses on data and evi...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Marthe Rubió

28 May 2019

France

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In what started as a series of posts on Twitter and evolved into a public database published by an investigative media outlet, Mediapart, a lone reporter documented police violence against France's Yellow Vest protest...

Poynter

Kristen Hare

24 April 2019

United States

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Shrinking newspaper staffs that deprive communities of local news have struck the nation's largest newspaper chain, Gannett, as well. The company has responded by deploying limited resources toward stories in the publ...

Columbia Journalism Review

Tony Biasotti

27 March 2019

California, United States

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When a new California law unlocked the disciplinary records on misconduct from 700 police agencies statewide, competing news organizations formed the California Reporting Project to accomplish as a team what would hav...

Nieman Lab

Joshua Benton

20 March 2019

California, United States

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More than 30 California news organizations collaborated to gain access to, and publish news stories about, previously secret police disciplinary cases. Filing more than 1,100 records requests with more than 600 law en...

San Jose Mercury News

Sukey Lewis

Thomas Peele

Alex Emslie

19 March 2019

California, United States

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A new California law requiring that police departments make public their records of police officers' misconduct revealed numerous cases that had not been known before. Police unions and state and local governments sou...

Next Pittsburgh

Andrew Conte

23 July 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Through collaboration, media outlets can cover important issues with depth and diversity as well as reach a wide audience. In Philadelphia, 19 newspaper and radio outlets collaborated to cover poverty in Philadelphia ...

Wired

Emily Dreyfuss

25 June 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Using their research skills to obtain public information, a group of librarians created an interactive map showing the location of ICE offices and juvenile detention facilities. They also created a toolkit to assist d...

The New York Times

Nellie Bowles

15 April 2018

United States

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In order to address shrinking newsrooms across the country as well as diminishing opportunities for journalists to learn the tools of reporting, the Report For America program was created. Modeled on AmeriCorps, the p...

Columbia Journalism Review

Jack Crosbie

21 March 2018

United States

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As America’s war in Afghanistan reaches 17 years, the war in Iraq reaches 15 years, and military action continues in other parts of the world there is a need for reporting on these conflicts that is informed, independ...

WEWS-TV

Rob Powers

22 December 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Faced with abysmal customer service during a spate of incorrect, excessive usage bills from Cleveland's municipal water department, residents turned their attention to the nation's top-ranked utility, Miami-Dade Water...

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