GIJC19 Academic Track Reader


The Investigative Journalism Education Consortium is pleased to announce that all the research papers selected for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2019 are now available in a reader here:

The collection includes 24 papers, 17 of which were presented at the conference, and which were selected from a pool of nearly 70 submitted abstracts. You can find additional material for some of these presentations at the conference’s Tipsheet Page at

From teaching UK citizens investigative skills to Bangladesh’s digital security act, the research papers that were accepted covered various challenges and trends in investigative and data journalism across the globe.

GERMANY – HAMBURG – Global Investigative Journalism Conference GIJC19 at the HafenCity University © Raphael Hünerfauth

In data journalism studies, the authors looked at the latest developments in data and reporting such as big data, spatial data and mapping visualizations. When it came to teaching journalism, authors included cross-border journalism education, investigative training to citizens and the opportunities and challenges of running student-led newsrooms.

Many papers reflected the broad geographical representation at the conference and examined specific challenges to investigative reporting in regions as diverse as Bangladesh, Nigeria, Pakistan, Mexico and India.

Readers will find many tips and tools for professors, trainers, investigative reporters and data journalists as well as advice for creating sustainable newsrooms. This mirrors 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.

The Investigative Journalism Education Consortium is a site where journalism educators and trainers can share their curriculum, syllabi, teaching methods and knowledge throughout the year. You can find other research papers on the site at

The Consortium would like to thank all the authors who submitted papers and abstracts, the Global Investigative Journalism Network, Interlink Academy, Netzwerk Recherche, and Amy Schmitz Weiss, Anton Harber and Bruce Shapiro who joined Consortium coordinator Brant Houston in reviewing the paper submissions.

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