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Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: Sweltering Cities, Digital Inequity, Climate & Sleep, COVID & Schools

As parts of the world endure record-breaking temperatures, a highlight from the world of data journalism this week involves an analysis of how “heat islands” in Canadian cities vary based on economic strata. Our weekly Top Ten in Data Journalism also looks at the global spread of Pegasus spyware, digital inequity in the US, and how the COVID-19 pandemic affects school children in Latin America.

NYT Maps Impact of Roe Abortion Ruling

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Data Journalism Top 10: Abortion Ban Burdens, China Surveillance, Heat Wave Threats, and Russia’s Degraded Army

This week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism looks at the impact of the Dobbs US Supreme Court ruling on travel time for women seeking an abortion in the US, China’s intensifying surveillance on its population, the impact of heat waves on fragile populations in Germany, the state of the Russian army after four months of war, and the gender inequity in speeches in the Zurich Parliament. 

Ukraine food crisis graph

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Data Journalism Top 10: Global Food Crisis, Radiotherapy Access, Costs of Breastfeeding, TikTok Impact

This week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism looks at the impact of the Ukraine war on the food prices around the world, inequality in radiotherapy access in Spain, the cost of breastfeeding for women, how going viral on TikTok can bring career success, and the places Germans can go for €9.

Data Journalism News & Analysis

Data Journalism Top 10: Gun Violence, Xinjiang Police Files, Therapy Wait Times, Russian War Looting

This week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism column looks at schools shootings in the US, the faces from China’s Uyghur detention camps, heat records in the US, migrants at the Polish-Belarus border, the parcels sent by the Russian troops back home or the suicide toll in European jails.

News & Analysis

Five Inspiring Investigative Newsletters

Newsletters are popular because their offering is different from the information that is dangerously filtered and molded by social media giant’s random, opaque algorithms. GIJN has selected five original newsletters that can inspire journalists around the world.

News & Analysis

Editor’s Pick: 2020’s Best Investigative Stories in French

As part of our annual Editor’s Pick series, read on to discover the best investigations in French published this year and selected by GIJN French Editor Marthe Rubio and GIJN Francophone Africa Editor Maxime Domegni.  

News & Analysis

How They Did It: Tracking Down a Rwandan Genocide Suspect

A French freelance journalist tracked down a man accused of being involved in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide. Here’s how French journalist Théo Englebert delved into the eight-month investigation, including his top tips for finding someone who wants to disappear. 

News & Analysis

In Benin, Journalist Sentenced to 18 Months for Publishing 3 Tweets

Investigative journalist Ignace Sossou was sentenced to 18 months in prison and fined  $338 for “harassment ” by a court in Benin. His crime? Sossou posted three tweets quoting the country’s public prosecutor, who had been speaking candidly about digital regulations.

Case Studies

How to Make Your Journalism More ‘Memberful’

The Membership Puzzle project went around the world to identify “memberful” routines that incorporate community members’ knowledge and produce value for news organizations. Here is what they found.

News & Analysis

Editor’s Pick: 2019’s Best Investigative Stories in French

GIJN’s French editor Marthe Rubio selected some of the best investigative stories published in French in 2019, Morocco to Switzerland and from Belgium to Tunisia.