Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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The Bureau of Investigative Journalism "officially launched on Monday 26th April 2010. The not-for-profit organisation 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." [1]

On November 3, 2010, the Bureau reported that: "Twelve weeks ago the Bureau of Investigative Journalism was given access to the biggest leak of military documents in history" which was obtained from Wikileaks. [2]

"James Lee, chair of the board of trustees, said that the bureau wished to gain the same cachet as the Financial Times, The Economist and, possibly, the New York Times...The other trustees are Sir David Bell, former FT chief executive and chair of the Media Standards Trust, and Professor George Brock, City University's head of journalism and former Times executive." [3]

Editorial Advisory Board

Accessed January 2011: [4]


Web: http://thebureauinvestigates.com

Resources and articles

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  1. Who, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, accessed January 15, 2011.
  2. Iraq war logs: The Bureau partners with WikiLeaks to expose the real war, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, accessed January 15, 2011.
  3. guardian Journalism bureau opens for business with seven investigations on the go, organizational web page, accessed August 30, 2012.
  4. Who, Bureau of Investigative Journalism, accessed January 15, 2011.