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Working with Whistleblowers

Whistleblowers – insiders who expose corrupt or illegal activities – are an important source of information for journalists everywhere. From their position inside governments, companies, and other organizations, they can provide crucial leads, evidence, and sometimes “smoking guns” that expose everything from fraud and waste to criminal conspiracies and war crimes. It’s important for journalists […]

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Awards for Investigative Journalists

Here’s GIJN’s guide to prominent journalism awards competitions around the world. We have looked for awards that are of special interest to investigative journalists, that are open to international entries, and that are global or regional in scope. Be sure to double-check the deadlines for submission. Some sites don’t list the deadlines far in advance, […]

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting about? Investigating unusual trading patterns at a Chinese solar company (@FT), tracking the rising Right in France (@Rue89Strasbourg), looking back on a year of fighting Ebola (@MSF), and announcing @ICFJKnight fellowships. Read on!

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The Research Desk: UNESCO, SIPRI, and Searching iTunes

The Research Desk is back with another selection of web resources and reports of interest to journalists around the world. This round-up includes a Transparency Portal on UNESCO’s global projects, fact sheets from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, and published reports from the U.S. Congressional Research Service and the UK’s House of Commons Library.

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting about? Top Ten links for March 13-20 feature investigating water aid from El Confidencial, IndiaSpend’s manipulating data in India’s most populous state, explaining the Middle East in 40 maps from Vox; & Poynter’s interactive storytelling lessons.

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Lies & Statistics: Fudging Data in India’s Most Populous State

Statistics collected by state governments across India can be and are easily fudged. GIJN Member IndiaSpend–India’s first data-driven journalism initiative–analyzes reported data on disease outbreaks, crime, and traffic accidents in the country’s most populous state and compares it to better governed and richer neighbors. What unfolds is a story of lies and statistics.

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

What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting about? Tracking EU politicians on data protection regulations (@LobbyPlag), updated #NICAR15 tools + tutorials (@MacDiva), Big Pharma profits from taxpayers (@SRFData), and more…

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

What’s got the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting about? Here are the week’s Top Ten links for Feb 27-Mar 5: cool #NICAR15 tools + tutorials (@MacDiva), mapping power in Africa (Guardian), how to find, extract + use #OpenData (IJNet), and the history of immigration in England + Wales (Times of London).

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Digging for Truth with Data: Computer-Assisted Reporting

The media’s now widespread embrace of data journalism has made the book Computer-Assisted Reporting as relevant as it was 20 years ago. With this newly revised, fourth edition, Brant Houston has expanded on his previous work. Take a look at how to use the tools of the trade.