Without credible news and information, a healthy democracy is not possible.
The sustainability of the news media is a precondition for good journalism in the public interest. Thus, economic questions should form part of discussions of press freedom.
South African investigative journalists and civil society played a crucial role in bringing a country in the clutches of patronage networks back from the brink.
Established media organisations are collaborating across borders and with new media to break big stories such as global tax avoidance by the rich and powerful.
A good news story about the news? It's true. In British Columbia, a digital news ecology is flowering through ‘coopetition’ – as Media Democracy Day will soon showcase.
South Africa's perilous decline under Jacob Zuma's presidency is set out in two non-fiction books that provide unsettling, but essential reading.
Canadian newspapers are in trouble, and there are no philanthropic efforts afoot to rescue them. The National Student Investigative Reporting Network, or NSIRN, is aiming to make a difference.
Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been killed in Malta – but we must accept that corruption is a problem for all of Europe.
There are reasons to channel Harvey aid through the nonprofit despite evidence that it wasted money following Haiti's earthquake and fumbled Superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
Imagine, for a moment, if there were no independent journalists left to decipher PR spin.
Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
From a social media post that cracked open a decades-old abuse scandal in the UK and Australia, through to tracking asylum seekers, social media can be vital in breaking investigative news stories.
Journalists call it the 'dark arts', and public relations is more powerful than ever.
Despite its negative aspects, investigative journalists globally are using social media to collaborate and uncover important stories.
The Daily Telegraph used hidden cameras to capture the England manager in an apparent impropriety ... and it cost him his job.
Some of the key questions faced by news organisations before publishing their scoop.
A global collaboration of journalists has revealed massive offshoring of funds linked to some of the world's most powerful people, including Vladimir Putin.
Spotlight tells the story of the investigative team at The Boston Globe which uncovered the extent of the child sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Boston.
Sir Harold Evans talks to Richard Sambrook about The Sunday Times' moral campaign against thalidomide's manufacturers, the fight for political validation and the rise of investigative journalism.
For a former Boston reporter, Spotlight evokes the thrill of hard-hitting, influential reporting.