All news organizations are eligible to take part in the Institute for Investigative Journalism (IIJ)'s national investigations. To bring your idea to the collaborative, please fill out the ‘pitch an investigation’ form.
The application and selection process is adjudicated by our national editorial board. The primary criteria by which an investigation is selected: Is this project in the national public interest?
For questions about becoming a partner and pitching an investigation, please email email@example.com.
We are a national network and all are welcome to join. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are a student and would like to be involved, please contact the head of the journalism department at your educational institution.
University students who take part in the investigation as part of their coursework receive course credit rather than payment. Any student or recent student who contributes outside this framework must be paid.
The credit lists on our articles tend to be very long, like the end credits on a movie.
The collaborative approach to investigations is proving very successful, with news organizations around the world coming together to share expertise and resources as journalists work in the public service.
We apply for grant money, and when our applications are successful, these grants are used by the university’s research grants accountants to pay the project’s expenses, according to budgets submitted with the grant proposal.
You can make a donation via the following methods:
Online, using our online giving form. Select “Other” from the pull-down menu and specify “Institute for Investigative Journalism” in the freeform field.
Cheque, payable to Concordia University, can be mailed to:
Advancement & Alumni Relations
1455 De Maisonneuve Blvd. W., FB-520
Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1M8
Please be sure to note on the cheque that your donation should be directed to the Institute for Investigative Journalism. Phone: 514-848-2424, ext. 3884.