Finalists Named for Global Shining Light Award

Twelve extraordinary investigative projects from around the world are finalists in the seventh Global Shining Light Award, a prize that honors investigative journalism in developing or transitioning countries, done under threat, duress or under dire conditions. Winners will be announced at #GIJC17 in November in Johannesburg.

From Turkey to Thailand: GIJN Adds 10 Members 

Gutsy online reporting sites from Japan, Taiwan, Thailand and Tunisia, data journalism centers in Turkey and Ukraine, and a West African reporting network are among the 10 new members approved by the GIJN Board of Directors this week. The new groups bring GIJN’s membership to 155 organizations in 68 countries.

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are top links for July 7-11: Our World in Data (@MaxCRoser); narrating networks (@JWYG); sentences off the grid (@edwardtufte); FiveThirtyEight’s ddj workflow with R (@FiveThirtyEight); Netzwerk Recherche conference video (@spreerunde); & more.