What's the data driven journalism (#ddj) crowd tweeting about? Here are the week's Top Data Journalism Links on Twitter (for April 10-16), including items from Heap Data Blog, Visualizing Advocacy, and Data Driven Journalism, among others. Continue Reading →
Greg Palast’s approach to investigative journalism can be summed up in one phrase: Stand up for the underdogs, and take on the fatcats. His hard-hitting reports on corporations like ExxonMobil, politicians like Bush, and shadowy institutions like vulture funds stem from an impulse to challenge those players with the power to bend the rules to their private advantage. That’s why functioning democracies need people like Palast.
Despite a tough environment for investigative reporting, South Africa's muckrakers are turning out some of the world's best journalism year after year. Here are the finalists and winner of the just announced Taco Kuiper Awards, that country's highest prize for investigative journalism. In the awards presentation, Wits University Journalism Professor Anton Harber talked about the extraordinary range of reports submitted, from corrupt officials and crooks to rhino horn smuggling, bad doctors, botched circumcisions, and lion hunting. Continue Reading →
What's the data driven journalism (#ddj) crowd tweeting about? Here are the week's Top Data Journalism Links on Twitter (for April 1-9), including items from Morgenpost, the Global Editors Network, and Data Driven Journalism, among others. Continue Reading →
GIJN is proud to welcome eight new members to the Global Investigative Journalism Network. The group includes respected journalism organizations in Argentina, Korea and South Africa, nonprofits focused on environmental and hate speech issues, and a start-up in France determined to spread investigative reporting across the Francophone world. This brings GIJN’s membership to 98 organizations in 44 countries. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to GIJN’s new members. Continue Reading →