Nils Mulvad, co-founder and board member of GIJN, and Helena Bengtsson, editor for the Data Projects Team at the Guardian, share twelve tips on how to use data for stories. These were presented at the 2015 Netzwerk Recherche Conference in Hamburg. Continue Reading →
This is a busy weekend for muckrakers: investigative journalists are meeting in Brazil, Germany, and the UK for seminars, training sessions, and networking. The events, sponsored by GIJN members Abraji, Centre for Investigative Journalism, and Netzwerk Recherche, have brought together more than 1200 journalists from around the world. All three events include a range of practical sessions on investigative techniques, data journalism, and new models of muckraking.
We're proud to announce that eight organizations have joined the Global Investigative Journalism Network. This brings GIJN's membership to 118 organizations in 54 countries. Our new members include groups that support investigative reporting based in Eastern Europe (Hungary's Direkt36, Montenegro's Center for Investigative Journalism, and Ukraine's Slidstvo and Svidomo), the United States (Internews, ProPublica, and Public Herald), and Italy (DataNinja). Continue Reading →
What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the Top Ten links for June 18-26: The Migrant Files' Money Trail; global access to medicine (@civio); the German arms trade (@welt); Swiss Election Data (@DataLeTemps); Mapping Rents in Munich (@SZ); and more. Continue Reading →
Krautreporter proved it: donation-financed journalism is possible. Not only in the United States, but also in Germany – and possibly everywhere. It started a campaign for its own online magazine for in-depth journalism with experienced writers. Within one month it raised around 1 million Euros (about US$1.1 million). But 19% of this money was gone the moment it was raised. Devoured by sales tax. Continue Reading →