New Series: “Talking Investigative Journalism”

Today we launch a new series on GIJN’s YouTube channel, Talking Investigative Journalism, which features one-on-one interviews with groundbreaking investigative journalists around the world. This week we bring you four videos featuring the 2017 recipients of the Global Shining Light Award.

10 Acts of Artistic Rebellion

Graffitied pigs, a viola player, a painting of a war zone, underground music, a president as a clown. These are just some of the subversive art works that in the last year have resulted in artists’ imprisonment, prosecution, bans and threats.

Investigating Trump: A How-To Lesson by Fusion GPS

When Glenn Simpson was an investigative reporter for the Wall Street Journal, he was among the best in the biz in following dirty money. Now the US Congress has released Simpson’s testimony on his private investigative firm’s role in digging into Donald Trump, and it’s a case study in sources and methods, showing how the firm tracked Trump’s investments and Russian ties using interviews, public records and smart detective work.

This Week’s Top Ten in Data Journalism

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from January 8 to 14 finds free font-for-numbers by @InVisionApp, a William Playfair biography book review for @WSJBookReviews and @PublicDataLab’s just-released full version of its fake news field guide.