Participation in this event is restricted to grantees of the Investigation Support Scheme (second cohort) and Publication Support Scheme in 2020/21.

Time: 14:30-16:00 CET

Investigations generate masses of material, and keeping it straight, accessible and structured is the single most crucial task for any investigation. The goal is to acquire mastery of the material as well as to order it in a way that makes composing the final story simpler and more efficient. There are multiple ways to reach this goal. In this session, we will focus on one field-tested solution, which we call the “Masterfile”, as well as archiving.


Mark Lee Hunter is a founding member of The Global Investigative Journalism Network, and the principal author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2009). He has trained thousands of journalists to manage and write investigations.  

Luuk Sengers is an independent environmental journalist and teacher in investigative methods, data journalism and interviewing techniques. He has trained thousands of journalists and researchers on five continents. Together with Mark Lee Hunter, he developed the Story-Based Inquiry method for investigative journalists, which is widely acclaimed as a benchmark for education in the profession. 

This webinar is part of the coaching and training support that the IJ4EU fund provides to grantees to boost their skills and ensure the success of individual projects.