Bureau of Investigative Journalism

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism are a not-for-profit organisation who produce in-depth reporting on a range of topics. We worked with them to design and build a new website with a flexible publishing system.

The Bureau partner with national publications to give their investigations the greatest possible impact, and they rely on philanthropic funding sources. The new design had to connect with these audiences and provide The Bureau with a content management system for presenting in-depth, multi-media stories.

A story page from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism website, shown on an iPad.

The flexible content management system allows The Bureau’s reporters and editors to compose engaging long or short form stories. It adapts for stories of different types and works with a range of content such as images, videos, embedded data, graphics, maps and tables.

A two column layout allows editors to attach key associated information to a story at the relevant points—things like quotes, data downloads, related stories and key statistics. All of this works across screen sizes, from phones to desktop monitors, using the available space in the most efficient way.

A story page from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism website, shown in a desktop browser.

Drone warfare has been one of The Bureau’s many projects for a while, and they’ve collected a lot of data. This section of the new website gives visitors access to the data via in intuitive search panel and customisable reports.

Drone strike data search tool from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism website, shown in a desktop browser.

Heavily optimised loading speeds give The Bureau website a boost in user experience and search traffic, whilst intelligent ways to manage social tags gives them the tools to shape their social media presence.

Custom icons from The Bureau of Investigative Journalism website.

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