The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (typically abbreviated to TBIJ or “the Bureau”) is a nonprofit news organization based in London. It was founded in 2010 to pursue “public interest” investigations. The Bureau works with publishers and broadcasters to maximize the impact of its investigations. Its managing editor is Rachel Oldroyd.
Funded by / Ownership
TBIJ is a nonprofit that is funded through donations and philanthropy. Notable funders include The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google Global News Initiative, and Open Society Foundations. They are fully transparent.
Analysis / Bias
The Bureau of Investigative Journalism conducts investigative journalism, as the name implies. The Bureau works with publishers and broadcasters to maximize the impact of its investigations. For example, they have collaborated with Left and Right-leaning newsrooms such as the BBC, Financial Times, and The Daily Telegraph. TBIJ has reported on Drone Wars, Death through antibiotic resistance, the hidden influence of lobbying, and more. Story selection covers a wide range of topics and sometimes uses moderate loaded language such as this Deliveroo riders can earn as little as £2 an hour during shifts, as boss stands to make £500m.
Editorially, stories and investigations tend to favor the left, focusing on inequality, environmentalism, and anti-war positions. Stories such as Trump, Obama, and the future of targeted killing point out that even though political parties may change, the outcome when it comes to war and aggression is the same. In general, TBIJ reports news factually and with a left-leaning editorial bias.
Failed Fact Checks
- None to date.
Overall, we rate The Bureau of Investigative Journalism (TBIJ) Left-Center biased based on editorial positions that moderately favor the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to in-depth sourcing and a clean fact check record. (D. Van Zandt 3/11/2017) updated (4/9/2021)