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The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) is a global network of investigative news organizations spanning 60 countries with more than 160 members.
It was founded in 1997 with the aim of bolstering available resources for reporters around the world who wanted to pursue stories beyond their own countries on topics including, “polluting industries, transnational crime networks, rogue states, and the actions of powerful figures in business and government.” The ICIJ partners with publishers to distribute the work of its members, which has been published in over a dozen different languages.
The ICIJ currently employs a staff of four; Gerard Ryle is its director. It’s advisory board includes many esteemed journalists including Bill Kovach and Rosental Alves. It is a nonprofit organization that receives funding from a number of philanthropic institutions.
The New Republic is one of America’s oldest and most progressive political and literary magazines. In 1914, while World War I raged in Europe, two American journalists, Herbert Croly and Walter Lippmann, printed the first edition of their weekly political magazine, The New Republic. It was backed by a wealthy American heiress and her husband….