Sustainability: Tips on Holding Live Events That Support Journalism

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Just as an article or a gallery of photos can shine a light on an issue for the public, so can these in-person gatherings. Some media organizations are putting on full-fledged festivals in the same vein as South by Southwest and TED. These gatherings include panels of experts, one-on-one conversations with major newsmakers and presentations that explore ground-breaking topics. In other words, they’re an entirely new way of informing and providing information -- undoubtedly journalistic functions. Continue Reading →

Database Launched with +300 Latin American Investigations

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A unique database of more than 300 investigative journalism reports from across Latin America was launched this week by The Institute for Press and Society (Instituto Prensa y Sociedad, or IPYS). Called BIPYS (Banco de Investigaciones Periodisticas, or Bank of Investigative Journalism) the UNESCO-backed initiative was announced July 6 at the annual conference of Abraji, Brazil's investigative journalism association. Continue Reading →

Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links

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What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the Top Ten links for Jul 2 - 9: San Fermin's Running of the Bulls (@elmundodata); democratizing the data revolution (@OKFN); #ddj at Netzwerk Recheche's Conference (@berndoswald); prison phone calls (@IBTimes); 12 tips for #ddj; and more. Continue Reading →