Gone is the investigative reporter as a lone-ranger, meeting in dark alleys with sources to get bits and pieces of information, like a private detective with a notebook. The modern version needs to be digitally-savvy, work across borders and learn how to process a mass of data. But some things don’t change, like managing sources and protecting yourself. This session will trace these changes and what they mean for those who do this work.
The Webinar features:
- What is investigative reporting, what makes it different?
- History of investigative reporting, locally and globally, and its role
- Current trends in investigative reporting: Collaborative work, cross-border work, data, online tools, storytelling, transparency etc.
- Highlights of recent African and Africa-China investigative reporting