Nelly Bassily | August 23, 2010
According to the International Center for Journalists, investigative journalism “ … is the livelihood of a successful democracy.” To promote successful investigative journalism, they have produced a short and clearly written manual, entitled Ten steps to investigative reporting. Journalists can preview the manual online. A digital copy of the manual can be purchased for five American dollars. International journalists from outside the United States can, however, request a free copy by filling in a simple form, explaining how they plan to use the manual. The organization also produces other training manuals. This manual is available in English and French as well as Arabic, Russian and a variety of European languages.
The manual can be viewed here: http://www.icfj.org/Resources/InvestigativeReportingManuals/tabid/1174/ctl/Details/mid/11479/ItemID/1445/Default.aspx.