Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2017 Academic Track Reader Now Available


All the research papers that were selected for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2017 have been compiled in a reader that is now available here:

GIJC17 Academic Track Reader

“We are pleased to present this collection of research papers submitted for the sessions of the academic track at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2017 in Johannesburg. Except for two papers, all research was presented at the conference by the authors and you can find additional material for some of their presentation at the conference’s Tipsheet Page. Some of the authors’ sessions also were reported on and you can find those articles at

The collection brings together views on investigative journalism from across the globe. A recurring theme is the influence of technology on reporting and the use of data in reporting. The authors explored the limits of using data, the impact of social media, visualizing networks, and quality indicators for data.

A second theme was the challenges investigative reporters face in different media landscapes. The authors detailed the difficulties in a number of countries, including Mauritius, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania and Zambia.

Readers will find many tips and tools for investigative reporters and data journalists as well as advice for creating sustainable newsrooms. This mirrored the overall approach of the Global Investigative Journalism Conferences, which provides a vibrant venue for journalists to come together to share skills and training and plan collaborative projects.”

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