Nonpartisan Fact-Checking Group Takes South Africa

Julian Rademeyer, a veteran investigative journalist, is the southern Africa editor of Africa Check, a Web site that is attempting to bring journalistic fact-checking to South Africa. There is a long history of courageous and sophisticated journalism in that part of the world. But until now, there has been nothing like the kind of nonpartisan fact-checking initiatives that have become so prominent in the US.

Source: New York Times

Posted on: July 29, 2013

South African Investigative Journalism’s Deep Roots

A new study shows the surprising depth of investigative journalism in South Africa. In three provinces, a survey found that nearly 60% of the papers analyzed contained investigative material. The findings support what many investigative reporters already know: that investigative journalism depends not on a media outlet’s resources, but on good management, creative newsrooms, and a willingness to accept risk.

Source: journalism.co.za

Posted on: May 18, 2013