15 May

Register Before Early Deadline for Winnipeg Investigative Conference

<blockquote style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800000190734863px;" type="cite">More than 70 speakers from around the world are coming to <span class="il" style="background-color: rgb(255, 255, 204);">Winnipeg</span> for Holding Power to Account, an international conference on investigative journalism, democracy and human rights,<span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1463460987" style="border-bottom-width: 1px; border-bottom-style: dashed; border-bottom-color: rgb(204, 204, 204); position: relative; top: -2px; z-index: 0;" tabindex="0"><span class=

29 Jan

Getting at the truth: Organic answers or misleading information?

<p><img align="left" alt="" class="imagecache-medium inline-image" hspace="10" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Cecil Rosner</strong></p><p>In the delicate dialogue which media conduct daily with various levels of government, reporters sometimes come away with a feeling they are being misled.</p><p>It's not every day that proof of this suspicion surfaces. But that's exactly what happened in a recent story CBC reported on the testing of organic fruits and vegetables.</p>

24 Oct

2013 Joseph Howe Symposium features top investigative journalists

<p>Traditional investigative journalism has been under assault in North America. Sweeping cutbacks in newsroom budgets, the resulting layoffs and a shift to a 24-hour news cycle have made it harder to pay for the kind of in-depth work that is needed in a healthy democracy.</p><p>New ways of paying for and doing investigative work have tried to fill the gap. They are the focus of this weekend's Joseph Howe Symposium at the University of King's College in Halifax. Top investigative journalists will address the conference theme, Investigative Journalism: Why it still matters.</p>

23 Oct

Global investigative journalism conference draws record numbers

<p><strong>By Cecil Rosner, Investigative Journalism editor</strong></p><p>Journalists from nearly 90 countries traded stories and techniques at this year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference, discussing everything from corruption scandals in Ukraine to an undercover expose of child murders in Ghana.</p>

3 Sep

Carl Bernstein to speak at international investigative journalism conference in Winnipeg

<p>The University of Winnipeg and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation are joining forces to organize an event in Winnipeg next June called: “Holding Power to Account: International Conference on Investigative Journalism, Democracy, and Human Rights.”</p><p>The CBC has a long tradition of creating important investigative journalism in Canada, and the University of Winnipeg has a special interest in fostering global citizenship and engagement in human rights. The conference will explore links between investigative journalism, democracy and international human rights.</p>

30 Apr

Canada’s only non-profit investigative centre shutting down

<p><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Edward Tubb</strong></p><p>As traditional newsrooms continue to <a href="">shrink</a>, the question of how to do in-depth reporting – and also make money – in this country has never been more daunting. And now, Canada’s only non-profit investigative centre is closing.</p>

24 Apr

The emergence of the market for data-journalism skills

<p><strong style="font-size: 10px;">By David McKie</strong></p>

22 Apr

10 things revealed in the Toronto Life profile of Toronto Star editor-in-chief Michael Cooke

<p><br /><img alt="" class="imagecache-large inline-image" src="" title="" /></p><p><strong>By Tamara Baluja</strong></p><p>If you haven’t yet picked up <a href="">May issue</a> of the <em>Toronto Life</em>, you’ll want to: Front cover: a sweaty Rob Ford; Inside profile: T<em>oronto Star</em> editor-in-chief Michael Cooke, definitely not sweaty. It’s definitely a juicy issue for journalists.</p>

3 Apr

Historic day for investigative journalism with release of offshore tax haven story

<p><strong>By Cecil Rosner</strong></p><p>This was an historic day for investigative journalism.</p><p>In a simultaneous display of journalistic prowess, dozens of media organizations around the world released stories about how the rich and powerful hide their assets in offshore tax havens. The stories have already triggered major repercussions and imminent resignations, and they have opened a window into how tycoons and the ultra-wealthy dodge their national tax authorities.</p>

2 Apr

Honour among thieves: Putting the story before your ego

<p><em>What's more important: exclusivity or a great story? A new model of cooperative journalism being developed at the Toronto Star is helping to break news, and the traditional practice of keeping information from competitors. Here in J-source, Star investigative reporter <strong>Robert Cribb</strong> explains how sharing resources led to better journalism in a series on Canadian child sex tourists.</em></p>