Center for International Media Assistance
C I MAR e s e ar c h R e p or t : Gl o b al I nv e s t i g a t i v e J o ur n al i s m : S t r a t e gi e s f or S u p p or t
David E. Kaplan
Investigative Journalist/Media Consultant
David E. Kaplan is an investigative journalist and media consultant based in Washington,D.C. Over a 30-year career he has reported from more than two dozen countries, writingon organized crime, terrorist groups, the banking industry, and the intelligence community.In June 2007, he left as chief investigative correspondent for
U.S. News & World Report
.A former Fulbright scholar in Japan, Kaplan is co-author of the book
considered the standard reference on the Japanese maa, and author of
Fires of the Dragon
, onthe murder of journalist Henry Liu. Prior to
, he served as a senior editor for the SanFrancisco-based Center for Investigative Reporting; during his tenure there, the CIR staff won
more than 35 journalism, lm, and video awards. Kaplan’s stories have won or shared more
than 15 awards, including honors from Investigative Reporters and Editors, the American Bar Association, and the Overseas Press Club.
The author has been an international media trainer for nearly 20 years and has ledworkshops and seminars for many of the groups noted in this paper, including the InternationalCenter for Journalists, International Research and Exchanges Board, and InvestigativeReporters and Editors. He also serves on the Board of Advisors of the Bosnian Center for Investigative Reporting and is a member of the International Consortium of InvestigativeJournalists.
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