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News & Analysis

Doc’ of the Day: US Indictment of Ex-Trump Advisor Bannon

The federal indictment of Stephen Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former senior campaign advisor, provides a chilling case study in how fraudsters can exploit the fervor of political supporters in a partisan landscape.

News & Analysis

After 6 Months of COVID-19, What’s Next for Pandemic Reporting?

After six months of the global crisis, investigative journalists find themselves reporting on a precarious and demoralized world, which has seen millions of jobs and more than 775,000 lives lost. In a GIJN webinar titled “Where do we go from here?”, a panel of senior journalists from Bosnia, India, Uganda, and the United States shared tips on the topics now ripe for investigation, as well as areas to improve on.

Data Journalism

From Relationships to Ranking: Angles for Your Next Data Story

British data journalism instructor Paul Bradshaw analyzed 100 pieces of data journalism and identified seven common story angles. Here, he uses real-world examples to show how common angles can generate useful story ideas, and the strategies and considerations that reporters should keep in mind.

News & Analysis

How Leading Photojournalists Around the World Are Documenting COVID-19

In interviews with GIJN, six leading photojournalists from around the world described six very different approaches for dealing with the safety, access, and technical challenges of shooting the pandemic. From using bulletproof vests and embedding strategies to projected images and screenshots of Zoom meetings, these photographers detailed some of the creative thinking needed to document a world in lockdown.

Reporting Tools & Tips

My Favorite Tools with BuzzFeed’s Craig Silverman

For our series about journalists’ favorite tools, we spoke with Craig Silverman, who leads a global beat on misinformation and media manipulation for BuzzFeed News. An author and award-winning journalist, Silverman shared some his top open source tools for digital investigations and for probing disinformation.

6 Tools and 6 Techniques Reporters Can Use to Unmask the Actors behind COVID-19 Disinformation

With fact checking organizations having already debunked thousands of falsehoods about COVID-19, investigative reporters are turning their focus to the people and the money behind deliberate disinformation surrounding the pandemic. In a series of interviews with GIJN, seven journalists shared the inside story on how they exposed the forces behind the lies, as well as key tips on the tools and techniques that aided their investigations.

Data Journalism

10 Tips for Visualizing COVID-19 Data

In the latest webinar in the GIJN series on Investigating the Pandemic, an investigative reporter, a health data expert, and a world-renowned visualization professor shared insights on what newsrooms should consider when presenting COVID-19 information visually. An online audience of journalists from 46 countries heard that clear explanation and transparency were critical for all graphic formats.

My Favorite Tools with Pulitzer-Winning Reporter Martha Mendoza

For our series about journalists’ favorite tools, we spoke with AP’s Martha Mendoza, who has won Pulitzer prizes for her investigations on slavery in the fishing industry, and on a civilian massacre during the Korean War. She described some of the tools and methods she uses to investigate supply chains, including those that have led to shortages in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.