Journalism in the Public Interest

Investigative Journalism

ProPublica works to create quality investigative journalism. To read items of unusual interest in this field, or to see the work of others also promoting investigative journalism on a non-profit basis, click on the links below.


Post-Industrial Journalism: Adapting to the Present (PDF)
A Report by C.W. Anderson, Emily Bell and Clay Shirky
Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School, Nov. 27, 2012

Report by the UK House of Lords Committee on Communications
Jan. 31, 2012

Partners of Necessity: The Case for Collaboration in Local Investigative Report (PDF)
by Sandy Rowe
Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, June 2011

Information Needs of Communities: The Changing Media Landscape in a Broadband Age
Report by The Federal Communications Commission, June 2011

Investigative Reporting in the Web Era
by Paul E. Steiger
McKinsey & Company What Matters, Oct. 14, 2009

Going Online With Watchdog Journalism
by Paul E. Steiger
Nieman Reports, Spring 2008

Global Investigative Journalism: Strategies for Support (PDF)
Center for International Media Assistance
Dec. 5, 2007

The Growing Importance of Non-Profit Journalism (PDF)
by Charles Lewis, Shorenstein Fellow, Spring 2006  
President, The Fund for Independence in Journalism

Today’s Investigative Reporters Lack Resources
by Chelsea Ide and Kanupriya Vashisht
The Arizona Republic, May 28, 2006


Center for Investigative Reporting

Center for Media and Democracy

The Center for Public Integrity

Investigative Reporters and Editors

The Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism

New England Center for Investigative Reporting at Boston University

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