“Investigative journalism is not something only reserved for the enlightened”

“Investigative journalism is not something only reserved for the enlightened,” Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), told me a few weeks ago when I interviewed her at the Dataharvest Conference in Brussels. She spoke about journalists of ICIJ working together investigating the World Bank, Offshore Leaks, Swiss Leaks and Lux Leaks. All very big projects, indeed. Yet after talking with her, I felt that investigative journalism is within reach. “Don’t believe that to be an investigative journalist you have to be an award-winning, incredibly smart person. I think anybody can be an investigative journalist if you are thorough, determined, detail oriented, and if you have a sense of outrage for injustice and abuse. It’s not an impossible thing only reserved for the enlightened and privileged.” Read the interview here at Journalismfund.eu.

 

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