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Collaboration and investigative journalism workshop hosted at RISJ

05 Dec 2016

On December 2, the Reuters Institute hosted a workshop organised by Richard Sambrook and Rasmus Kleis Nielsen on how collaboration can enable more investigative journalism.

As more traditional sources of funding are under pressure, different kinds of collaborative projects, whether anchored by legacy news media like the Guardian, digital-born players like BuzzFeed, or non-profits like the International Consortium for Investigative Journalism, have shown they can deliver important forms of accountability journalism in new ways. The workshop included a diverse group of international participants with considerable experience across investigative journalism, editing, media law, technology, and included both people from private, public service, and non-profit media.

Participants included Brigitte Alfter (Editor Europe,, Ceri Thomas (former editor BBC Panorama), Chuck Lewis (Founder, The Center for Public Integrity), Eliot Higgins (Founder, Bellingcat), Gerard Ryle (Director, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), Jan Clements (media lawyer and editorial consultant), Javier Moreno Barber (Director, El Pais), Mar Cabra (Head of Data and Research Unit, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists), Nicolas Kayser Brill (Co-founder and CEO, Journalism++), Rachel Oldroyd (Managing Editor, Bureau of Investigative Journalism), Sylke Gruhnwald (Chairwoman of and Reporter) and Tom Warren (investigations correspondent, Buzzfeed).