Investigative Reporting by Haitians Accelerates in the Post-Quake Era

Mar 262012

Knight International Journalism Fellow Kathie Klarreich's efforts to create a culture of investigative journalism in Haiti are paying off. Thanks to her work, journalists across the capital region are digging into stories as they track the billions of dollars in earthquake aid that poured into the country. In a Caribbean Journal op-ed, Klarreich says Haitian newsrooms have changed fundamentally in the past 20 months. Reporters she has mentored are investigating stories in newsrooms where editors are more willing to give them the time to break new ground.