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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 top links for Oct 31-Nov 6: election maps vs. cartograms (@LazaroGamio); US political geography (@nytgraphics); data pitfalls (@journalismnews); affordable healthcare (@sangerkatz); French literary awards @dataletemps); & more.

Cross-border enthusiasm: The 2016 AIJC drew 250 people from 28 countries.  Photo: Leon Sadiki

250 Gather in Joburg for African Investigative Conference

This year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference, boasting about 250 attendees from 28 countries, concluded an enthusiastic three days of workshops and presentations on Wednesday in Johannesburg, South Africa. Now in its eleventh year, the AIJC is the largest gathering of investigative journalists in Africa. With 70 sessions, the conference was, as one attendee put it, “a candy store for journalists.”

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Three “Musts” for Today’s Investigative Journalist

Journalism is by definition investigative. However, the depth and scope of possibilities to unearth and bring to light wrongdoings of public interest has increased manifold, thanks to the way the Internet has been evolving in the last decade. To be a true investigative reporter today, it is indispensable to fine-tune the old philosophy with three new practices: be Open, Systematic and Safe.

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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 top links for Oct 24-30: Clinton/Trump facial analysis (@benheubl ); 10K edits to Clinton/Trump Wikipedia pages (@chrisalcantara); Amnesty 36-year dataviz (@jwyg); Latinos in office (@UnivisionData); open source tools (@M_Mandalka); & more.

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Latin America: Tracking Illegal Trade in Artifacts

“Stolen Memory” is the investigation that led to the creation of the first journalistic platform that collects massive data on illicit trafficking of cultural artifacts from Latin American countries. It is a project of Peruvian digital investigative journalism site Ojo Público, which invited four important media in the region to participate in a transnational and collaborative investigation.

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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 drawn from tweets during October 10-15: infographic sketches, the growth of data journalism, the Tapestry Conference, using Googlescraper, conflicts over water, and an Olympics dataviz.

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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 top links for Oct 3-8: spy plane viz (@BuzzFeedNews); ggplot2 (@jburnmurdoch); graphics origins (@cjgiaimo); open source search tools (@OpenSemSearch); East & West Germany differences (@rick_n); Colombia drinking water (@eltiempo); & more.