The Challenge of Cross-Border Reporting in Europe

March 2011
Nieman Reports;Spring2011, Vol. 65 Issue 1, p45
The article examines current efforts to support cross-border reporting in Europe. It presents an example of the successful cross-border cooperation between Latvian journalist Aleksandra Jolkina and Irish reporter Jamie Smyth that exposed the issue of sham marriages and human trafficking in "The Irish Times" newspaper in October 2010. The article also acknowledges the value-added efficiency of establishing a networking system that provides direct funding and resource support for investigative journalists instead of media institutions.


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