Training Investigative Journalists for New Skills and Old Threats

International investigative journalists are working under threats – ranging from physical brutality to government prosecutions – yet their craft is expanding in emerging democracies and long-established Western newsrooms, according to a panel of four veteran reporters who explored the state of global muckraking on a GIJC2013 panel Saturday morning.While reporters from Latin America, South Africa, and the Middle East heralded the extraordinary exposes by media groups of government corruption and social abuses conducted by media groups, the panel also highlighted the challenges and opportunities brought about by technology. And, all seemed in agreement, to meet those challenges and opportunities media organizations must invest in education.