NBC News intern Cassie Semyon, dashing to beat the competition.
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Instead of taking pride in how quickly they cover the same stories as everyone else, these organizations make public service journalism their top priority.
Walter V. Robinson, the US investigative journalist who was portrayed by Michael Keaton in the film Spotlight, talks to Media Files about his team’s investigation into child abuse in the Catholic Church.
Spotlight’s Walter V. Robinson and the Newcastle Herald’s Chad Watson on covering clergy abuse - and the threats that followed.
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In this episode, we hear from Walter V. Robinson on how the Boston Globe Spotlight investigation into clergy abuse began, and from the Newcastle Herald's Chad Watson on how his paper covered abuse.
The Sydney Morning Herald’s Kate McClymont is one of Australia’s leading investigative journalists. Under the Fairfax-Nine merger, how well will work like hers be supported?
Fairfax Media has a long and highly successful history in investigative journalism, which may be at risk if the company merges with the Nine Network.
H.F. ‘Gerry’ Lenfest, left, donated tens of millions of dollars to sustain Philadelphia’s newspapers.
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Without credible news and information, a healthy democracy is not possible.
South African opposition party leader, Mmusi Maimane, addressing the media. A viable media helps promote political accountability.
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.
Journalists quiz former South African president Jacob Zuma. Relentless pressure led to his resignation.
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.
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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.
Why has B.C. become home to Canada’s most vibrant news ecosystem? Credit the wellspring of creativity here — the province’s beauty and potential has long attracted change-makers.
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.
A unique collaborative journalism project revealed industry and government officials in Saskatchewan were aware of significant public safety hazards from potentially deadly hydrogen sulphide gas.
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.
Murdered investigative journalist Daphne Carauna Galizia, outside the Libyan embassy in Valletta, Malta.
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Journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia has been killed in Malta – but we must accept that corruption is a problem for all of Europe.
Red Cross volunteers registered evacuees from Houston’s storm damage.
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.
Fairfax Media journalists are on a week-long strike in response to the company’s latest round of staff cuts.
Imagine, for a moment, if there were no independent journalists left to decipher PR spin.
As journalism loses its financial footing, it may need more support from foundations.
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Big cash infusions can give nonprofit journalism a much-needed boost. But the ailing news industry needs more consistent funding.
Journalists with the skills to dig into social media can discover connections between key players in complex, often global stories.
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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.
Mission accomplished: putting a positive spin on Iraq.
Journalists call it the 'dark arts', and public relations is more powerful than ever.
The film Spotlight showed how investigative reporters uncovered abuse in the Catholic Church.
Despite its negative aspects, investigative journalists globally are using social media to collaborate and uncover important stories.
England’s football manager, Sam Allardyce, won’t have enjoyed seeing himself in the Daily Telegraph.
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The Daily Telegraph used hidden cameras to capture the England manager in an apparent impropriety ... and it cost him his job.
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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.