By Jacob Kushner April 5, 2016
Bloomberg believes that the story of Africa’s economic development is woefully under-covered. Two years ago, Michael Bloomberg launched Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa, a $10 million fund to “build media capacity, convene international leaders and improve access to information” on the continent. We spoke to Bloomberg editors to see how it’s going.
By Jacob Kushner February 29, 2016
The Democratic Republic of Congo’s eastern region has been ravaged by mineral-fueled violence for decades, killing more people than any other conflict since World War II. Covering Business spoke with Michael Kavanagh, a veteran Bloomberg reporter in Congo, about how to report on this complex and divisive subject.
By Jacob Kushner October 1, 2015
As media outlets beef up their coverage of African business and corruption, investigative journalists are looking into one giant source of plunder: “transfer pricing” deals between African leaders and foreign corporations. We offer some resources for reporters interested in covering the subject.
By Jacob Kushner April 15, 2015
Lessons from an investigative reporting project on the World Bank.
By Jacob Kushner February 25, 2015
Five strategies for covering social entrepreneurship, innovation and start-ups in Africa and other developing countries.
By Jacob Kushner December 16, 2014
Sometimes there is a single expert who’s the ‘gatekeeper’ to a castle of information and contacts on a business or deal a reporter is investigating. What can a journalist do to gain the trust of such an expert– and what does the expert expect from the journalist in return?