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Why David Daleiden Is Not An Investigative Reporter

The American conservative movement is redefining the practice of investigative journalism to support its objectives. The movement’s key tool is undercover work, penetrating liberal organizations to collect and report embarrassing material, then feeding it to social and political adversaries of those organizations.

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

What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the top links for Jan. 26-Feb.2: The NBA's Curry (@fivethirtyeight); search Google like a Pro (@theguardian); gov't black boxes (@El_Universal_Mx); Spain's state cars (@elespanol); crimes by foreigners (@Datenblog112); and more.

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Improve Your Data Literacy: 16 Blogs to Follow in 2016

Data literacy is a never-ending process. Going to workshops and hands-on practice are important, but to really become acquainted with the “culture” of data literacy, you’ll have to do a lot of reading. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back: below is a curated list of 16 blogs to follow in 2016 if you want to: improve your data-visualisation skills; see the best examples of data journalism; discover the methodology behind the best data-driven projects; and pick-up some essential tips for working with data.

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ProPublica Pioneers Investigative Journalism for the Digital Age

Given all the trash, half-truths and outright lies published on digital media, people are placing a higher value on media that verify information and demonstrate high ethical standards. Paul Steiger, founder and executive chairman of ProPublica, tells of a major donor to his online publication who "absolutely hated" an investigative story that they had published about a group "near and dear to the donor's heart". Steiger told the donor that the information was verified, and the story was fair. "We will just have to agree to disagree," he told the donor.

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Spotlight: 8 lecciones sobre periodismo de Investigación

"En primera plana" (Spotlight) es sin ninguna duda la película más convincente y profunda sobre periodismo de investigación desde Todos los hombres del Presidente (All the President’s Men), el clásico de 1975 sobre el escándalo Watergate. Con una excelente narración, el film se sumerge en el trabajo del equipo de investigación del Boston Globe sobre uno de los crímenes más notorios de nuestro tiempo: el encubrimiento y la tolerancia sistemática de miles de casos de pedofilia por parte de la Iglesia Católica. En momentos en que los periodistas de investigación están bajo fuego en todo el mundo, esta película funciona como un tutorial público sobre por qué este tipo de periodismo en profundidad es tan importante para la democracia y la rendición de cuentas.

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

What's the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the top links for Jan. 18-25: Inside the Tennis Racket investigation (@buzzfeed); Mapping Berlin (@morgenpost); Africa grants (@impactAfrica); automated journalism (@towcenter); Amazon deforestation (@infoamazonia); teaching #ddj in EU.