How to find money for investigative journalism is a complex issue
David Kaplan exec director GIJN Global investigative journalism network This is a great tools for connecting with the network around the world - other journalists, data, fixers and a range of guides. Info on grants and fellowships: specialist reporting, documentary, photography, fellowships.
Also the international journalist network: ijnet Funding investigations
Where to raise funds
2 Commercial media as a freelance
3 Nonprofit media (propublica national geographic npr guardian trust etc - dozens have ) people get a huge dedication in tax if they give to non profit so there is a motivation there for public interest/ a public tax break) - should be something we take up on European level. Universities are doing their own publications and investigations.
4 There is a lot of cross over with global witness or green peace etc so the line with NGO are blurred
5 grant making groups: Fund for investigative journalism. The pascal foundation. The scoop. Tanzania media fund.
6 international aid donations they understand media development is right mix for democracy.
7 international media development such as open society
Wilfried Ruetten director European journalism centre Raise money from public services like eu (complicated interference ) and gates foundation (hands off approach) Journalismgrant.org Innovations and development issues reg HIV, water sanitations more about topical rounds eg medical or housing etc. not just traditional storytelling: use data or innovative storytelling. Media outlet has to be in one of nine countries (us,uk, those that spend the most on development aid) The centre has also published the social media verification handbook.
Margo Summit journalismfund.eu pushing data and investigative journalism (also dataharvest.eu) Farmsubsidy.org a resource to find out where the money goes from in agriculture in Europe 'You can't change what you don't know': this is what they focus on. This would be an ideal place for international journalism students to find reporting projects, cross borders. Example stories: the migrants files ( precisely assessing no people who died as a result of migration policies) Pulp fiction: tomatoe purée story