Making your mark: Tips for up-and-coming investigative journalists

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It’s never been easy to find a job as an investigative journalist, but times are particularly tough right now. Across the industry, jobs are being slashed, and the era of advertising-rich publications with an abundance of newsroom staff is over. Nevertheless, there are few careers more rewarding or necessary than watchdog reporting.

GIJN spoke to six young reporters from around the world asking them how they got their break in the profession and what advice they would give to those starting out. While we didn’t have a formal age bracket, most are around 30 years old and have less than a decade of experience. Here are the tips that they shared.

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