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The CCIR has signed up for the Aviva Community Fund challenge, for a chance to share in $1-million that will be distributed by Aviva to the worthwhile charitable projects that get enough votes. The semi-finalists will be announced at the beginning of December and the winning ideas will be decided in early January 2011. We’re
Over the last seven years anyone wanting to know more about who was pulling the levers of provincial politics in British Columbia inevitably turned to Public Eye, a unique online news source, created and doggedly maintained by journalist Sean Holman. After thousands of stories and many exclusives, Holman has now called it a day for Public Eye. Here he tells us in five lessons what worked and, ultimately, what failed. This article is also available on J-Source.
It’s day three for the CCIR taking part in the Aviva Community Fund challenge. We’re looking good, and a number of you have signed up and voted — thank you. Now that you’ve signed up you can vote for the ‘Canadian Investigative Series Project’ once a day, up to fifteen times this round, round 2, of what is essentially a contest between many worthwhile projects, many of them community-based, all of them hoping to continue on and share in the $1,000,000 being offered by Aviva.
The CCIR is constantly looking for new and varied ways to raise enough money to pursue the complicated and often overlooked stories that cross our desks, that come from the tips that fill our voicemails and inboxes, and that cram our notebooks with ‘what-ifs?’
This is the second installment of a feature by Lauren Mckeon at J-Source, the news site of the Canadian Journalism Foundation, on “How we got the story” in Haiti.
After the earthquake in Haiti last year, plenty of organizations rushed in to help. One of those was former U.S. president Bill Clinton’s foundation, which promised to build several “hurricane-proof” shelter/school duos. However, in a recent investigation published by the Canadian Centre for Investigative Reporting two journalists discovered promises that look good on paper don’t always look great on the ground. This week, we talk to reporters Isabel Macdonald and Isabeau Doucet on how they got the story, what it was like reporting in Haiti, and sharing a byline.