We wrote foundation texts for the growing international investigative journalism movement.

Benchmark Investigative Journalism Manual

Translated into a dozen languages and used in journalism centers and schools around the world, this handbook redefined the transmission of investigative journalism skills. In eight chapters designed by Paris graphic artist Anne Barcat, it sets out the fundamental skills and procedures for a successful inquiry.

‘Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists’, by Mark Lee Hunter and others, is the first text that treats investigative journalism as an integrated process focused on producing an original story. This little book (about 80 pages in A4 format) guides you or your class through the basics of conceiving, structuring, researching, composing and publishing an investigation. It’s based on doctoral-level research and an aggregate 100 years of professional practice, with experts from the Global Investigative Journalism Network like Luuk Sengers, Drew Sullivan, Nils Hanson, Pia Thordsen and Rana Sabbagh. Our thanks to UNESCO, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism and International Media Support for supporting this project.

“I am impressed by the Story-based Inquiry Manual. I was prepared to see it as one more book on investigative reporting by someone whose time might be better spent actually doing it. Instead I found the volume insightful and logical.” (Rosemary Armao, assistant professor of journalism/communication at the State University of New York at Albany)

Mark Lee Hunter (ed.), Story-Based Inquiry. A Manual for Investigative Journalists, Unesco, 2009
ISBN: 9-789231-041891 | Pages: 87 | Format: PDF | English