The Bureau of Investigative Journalism officially launched on Monday April 26 2010. The independent not-for-profit organisation, which is based at City University, is the first of its kind in the UK and aims to bolster original journalism by producing high-quality investigations for national and international press and broadcast media.
In the current economic climate it is increasingly difficult for editors to invest in expensive long-term investigations. The Bureau received a £2 million grant from the Potter Foundation last year to try and plug the gap. Its long-term aim is to explore new ways of conducting and funding investigative journalism.
The Bureau’s investigations have been covered by Panorama, Dispatches, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 News, the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Independent and the Financial Times.
The Bureau has more than twenty journalists working across several major investigations.
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