Join our first Investigative Journalism Week in collaboration with international experts in investigative journalism

The application deadline for online workshops is April 2nd 2024 (we still have some spots available).

Slovenian version: Prijave na teden preiskovalnega novinarstva

As an early celebration of our 10th anniversary, we are launching Investigative Journalism Week, which will give participants a rare opportunity to participate in free online workshops with the top professionals and educators in the field.

We are organizing workshops for journalists, journalism students, and NGO researchers. The working language will be English, so proficiency is needed. Our workshops are open to all participants worldwide who can join us live in our time zone (sessions will not be recorded).

INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM WEEK. Online workshops. From 8th to 12th April 2024, every day from 5 pm to 7 pm (CET).

DAY 1: Taja Topolovec: Evidence-based journalism

DAY 2: Mark Lee Hunter and Drs. Luuk Sengers: Working with an investigative hypothesis and master files

DAY 3: Mark Lee Hunter and Drs. Luuk Sengers: Working with sources – Investigative interview lab

DAY 4: Susanne Reber: Narrative – How to tell a good story

DAY 5: Taja Topolovec: How to apply new methodologies to your work?

How can you apply? Send an email to, including your contact information and confirmation that you will be able to attend all the workshops as planned. We want to know more about you, so please include a short introduction and answer the questions: “Why would you want to attend Investigative Journalism Week, and how do you plan to use new know-how?” The application deadline is now April 2nd 2024 (we still have some spots available).

Due to the organization of the workshops, the total number of participants is limited to 25 (we are reserving five spots for students). The organizer will make the final selection of participants based on the applications received. We will confirm your participation in the workshops until April 2nd. 

Since we are celebrating our tenth anniversary, there is no fee for participants in Investigative Journalism Week.

About the organizer: Pod črto is Slovenia’s first non-profit media for investigative journalism. We are a Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) member and a European Data Journalism Network (EDJnet) partner.


Taja Topolovec is the founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of Pod črto, Slovenia’s first non-profit media for investigative journalism. She is also the investigative lead and executive producer of Pod črto podkast. In the last ten years, she has been sharing her know-how as a speaker and panelist at international conferences and working with journalism students at the University of Ljubljana as an academic assistant. 

Dr. Mark Lee Hunter is an award-winning investigative journalist, trainer, scholar, founding member of The Global Investigative Journalism Network, and the principal author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2009), among other books on journalism. He has trained thousands of journalists to manage and write investigations.

Drs. Luuk Sengers is an independent investigative journalist, mentor, lecturer, and trainer. Professionals and students from four continents have followed his training courses in investigation methods, data journalism, and interview techniques. He co-developed the internationally renowned Story-Based Inquiry method and co-authored eight books on investigative journalism.

Susanne Reber is an award-winning investigative journalist and executive producer who leads and coaches creative teams worldwide. She has created and founded multiple investigative teams and shows. She is the creator of and executive producer of Verified, a documentary serial now in its fourth season, and the co-founder and former executive editor of Reveal, a weekly investigative show broadcast on more than 500 public radio stations in the US.

We look forward to having you participate in Investigative Journalism Week! If you have any further questions, email us at

Project Investigative Journalism Week is organized by Pod črto and supported by the USA Embassy within the NGO Small Grants program. 

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