GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: AI-Powered Investigations, Why Companies Donate, Data From PDFs, UK Pay Gap

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from April 8 to 14 finds a zine focused on machine learning-powered investigative journalism produced by @bxrobertz, a video explainer from @FT on whether big corporations are really generous or just avoiding taxes, @knowtheory and @amandabee reviewing seven optical character recognition tools and @workbenchdata offering a tutorial on visualizing @Twitter data.

Sweden’s Gravande Journalister Marks 30th Anniversary

Gräv, Sweden’s annual investigative journalism conference, took place in the seaside town of Kalmar on April 5 and 6. An estimated 600 journalists from nearly a dozen countries were in attendance to mark the 30th anniversary of Gravande Journalister, one of the world’s oldest associations for investigative reporters

You’ve Been Doing OSINT and You Didn’t Even Know It

Many people have been using some of the most common OSINT tools and techniques unwittingly. There’s one tool in particular that anyone with an internet connection has used: Google, or other search engines. Here are examples of how good ol’ Google search queries can be more effective than any fancy reverse image search tool.