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Apr 16, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Toronto Star reporter Robyn Doolittle, one of three journalists who has seen the infamous video of Rob Ford allegedly smoking crack cocaine, is joining The Globe and Mail

Mar 11, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Karen Kleiss, of the Edmonton Journal, and Darcy Henton, of the Calgary Herald, have won the 2014 Canadian Hillman Prize for their Fatal Care investigation into the deaths of children while in provincial foster care in Alberta.

Mar 02, 2014 - Posted by Cecil Rosner

Registration has opened for Holding Power to Account, an international conference on investigative journalism, democracy and human rights. It is set for Winnipeg, June 13-15, 2014.

Feb 10, 2014 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Journalists on the politics beat have been known to become government staffers and lobbyists eventually. So it's reasonable to assume, Sean Holman writes, that given the instability of the news industry, some journalists may increasingly come to see the subjects of their stories as potential employers. In doing so, those same journalists may come to wonder how their coverage will affect their chances of being hired if they are downsized.

Jan 29, 2014 - Posted by Cecil Rosner

Rob Ford famously accused reporters of not asking the right questions about his past cocaine use. Journalists felt they had been misled. But that's not an uncommon feeling reporters have when they interact with politicians, bureaucrats or communications officers. What happens when proof of misleading information surfaces?

Dec 06, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

In this Q&A with J-Source, Steve Doig, the Knight Chair in Journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University, explains why practising “safe data hygiene” is important for journalists, and how practising it will help protect them and their sources from government surveillance.

Nov 29, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

In the medium of television, you don't have a story without images. CBC's investigative documentary program, the fifth estate is no stranger to that problem. But when its producers decided to present the stories of two people who escaped from North Korea, they faced a unique journalistic challenge. How do you illustrate a story for TV when you have no access to the country where it happened—and it's almost impossible to verify the details? Enter the animated documentary. 

Nov 26, 2013 - Posted by Cecil Rosner

A multi-year battle for the release of records relating to the death of children in care finally enabled reporters Karen Kleiss of the Edmonton Journal and Darcy Henton of the Calgary Herald to report an investigative series on the death of 145 children in Alberta. Kleiss reports how they got this story. 

Nov 09, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Investigative Reporters and Editors is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop to Toronto. Get the tools and the tricks of the trade that you need to be a better, faster, watchdog journalist.

Nov 09, 2013 - Posted by Tamara Baluja

Investigative Reporters and Editors is bringing its highly rated Watchdog Workshop to Toronto. Get the tools and the tricks of the trade that you need to be a better, faster, watchdog journalist.

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Cecil RosnerInvestigative journalism aims to hold powerful institutions of all kinds to account, and it does so with a rigorous search for the truth. Cecil Rosner is managing editor for CBC Manitoba. He teaches investigative journalism at the University of Winnipeg, and is the author of Behind the Headlines: A History of Investigative Journalism in Canada (Oxford University Press).

      

   

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