The story behind our story: cross-border collaboration


Ruben Brugnera and Michael Merrigan are freelance journalists and former students of the International Research Journalism programme, organised by at Thomas More Journalism School, Mechelen.

Joris Luyendijk’s keynote speech at EIJC18

2018-05-28’s European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest has been bringing together investigative journalists and data specialists since its first conference in 2011. The eighth edition, held in Mechelen, Belgium, from May 24-27, was the most successful yet, with 470 participants from 52 countries. Following is the keynote from Joris Luyendijk, author of Swimming With Sharks: My Journey Into the World of the Bankers.

Did you catch Brigitte Alfter at Reporterfabrik?

Our managing editor, Brigitte Alfter, spoke about cross-border journalism and at German Reporterfabrik’s seminar in Saarbrücken on March 7th. The meeting gathered 30-40 journalists and editors from the German-French border region and focused on journalism surmounting borders in relevant ways. 

21 Projects Submitted to

BRUSSELS – During its February 2018 application round, received 21 applications for cross-border projects. Journalists from all over Europe applied. 

Fact checking: Get it right every time!


Nils Hanson, editor-in-chief of the Swedish “Mission Investigate”, feels that probably nothing is as important as pre-publication fact-checking.

CFP: Algorithmic accountability reporting

Call for participation: Algorithmic accountability reporting track at EIJC18 & DataHarvest Conference, May 24-27, Mechelen (Belgium).


Pre-application editorial advice


Having doubts about your grant application? Just ask! Our editorial coordinator Trine Smistrup offers special pre-application advice via Skype.

Upcoming application deadline: 1st May 2018


We are pleased to announce the next upcoming deadline. Investigative journalists from across Europe who are planning a transnational collaborative story are invited to apply for a working grant.

Mar Cabra announces exit from JF's jury


At a Journalismfund's jury event on the 28th of November at 7 pm in Madrid, Mar Cabra officially announced her retirement from the jury.