Participation in this event is restricted to grantees of the IJ4EU Investigation Support Scheme (second cohort) and Publication Support Scheme in 2020/21.

Time: 14:30-16:00 CET

Investigative journalists often face difficulty in obtaining documents and contacting human sources. Very often this problem can be ameliorated or resolved by analysing potential sources for specific materials. The key is to map open, institutional and human sources, looking for points of access to witnesses and document trails. The goal is to widen alternatives for sourcing and assess their difficulty in advance, in order to choose the easiest path. If the grantees have already made such a map, they can bring it to the session along with specific problems they are facing.


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.