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The difficulty of producing investigative journalism in Russia, where journalists are often threatened, is compounded by the economic hardships many publications face, according to Russian journalists who spoke at a conference in Washington, D.C.
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A free workshop hosted by the Reynolds Center for Business Reporting offered plenty of tips for how reporters can better develop enterprise stories about corporate fraud.
At this year's annual NICAR conference, journalists from the Workshop are learning and refining new ways to augment our investigations with computer-assisted reporting.
In line with our mission to experiment with new economic models for creating and delivering investigating reporting, the Workshop has made two of its investigations available on Amazon's Kindle platform.
Kindle users can now download Measuring Impact, our look at how nonprofit newsrooms can gauge their impact, and the Koch Club, our analysis of five years of political and charitable donations from Charles and David Koch.
Several of the Investigative Reporting Workshop's editors and researchers are heading to Baltimore this week to take part in the annual conference of the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR). The event runs from Feb. 27 to March 2 and will feature in-depth explorations of how reporters can make use of spreadsheets, databases, online mapping, data analysis and other digital tools in investigative journalism. More information, including registration details and a day-by-day schedule are available at the Investigative Reporters and Editors website.
Here's a rundown of some other upcoming events and trainings.
The Investigative Reporting Workshop, a privately funded, nonprofit news organization affiliated with the American University School of Communication in Washington, is looking for smart, engaged students from around the country for summer internships. The deadline for applying — sending a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org — has been extended to Feb. 7.
We publish online and in print, often teaming up with other news organizations. We're working now on a new program with FRONTLINE producers, to air later in the fall, and on the "Years of Living Dangerously," a series on climate change to air next spring on Showtime. Our updates to our long-running BankTracker project, in which you can view the financial health of every bank and credit union in the country, have been published with msnbc.com, now nbcnews.com, and we co-published stories in our What Went Wrong series on the economy with The Philadelphia Inquirer and New America Media. Our graduate students are working as researchers with Washington Post reporters, and our new senior editor is a member of the Post's investigative team. Learn more on our partners page.
Profiles of notable journalists and their stories of key moments in U.S. history in the last 50 years can be found on the Investigating Power site. See Workshop Executive Editor Charles Lewis' latest video interviews as well as historic footage and timelines. You can also read more about the project and why we documented these groundbreaking examples of original, investigative journalism that helped shape or change public perceptions on key issues of our time, from civil rights to Iraq, here.