Document of the Day: Online Pest Control for Journalists

It is unfortunately becoming easier and easier to harass journalists online through the use of technology such as bots, with the intent to intimidate and silence truth-tellers. These attacks can be relentless and if left unchecked, can be a real threat to journalists’ mental health and reputation. To deal with these online “pests,” TrollBusters created an infographic that offers clear steps on how to deal with various types of cyberviolence ranging from doxing to sexually explicit photos.

Comment traquer les navires de commerce?

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Plus de 90 000 navires de commerce composent la marine marchande mondiale. Leur localisation est rigoureusement traquée, et les données ainsi amassées sont accessibles gratuitement. Le Réseau international de journalisme d’investigation (GIJN) a compilé une liste exhaustive des ressources permettant de traquer les navires (y compris les grands yachts et autres bateaux de pêche). Il est possible de connaître l’origine et la destination de chaque navire, et ce presque en temps réel. On peut également rechercher leurs propriétaires, obtenir des informations sur les navires et avoir accès à des photos de ces derniers.

New for GIJN Members: Access to LexisNexis Research and Diligence Tools

The Global Investigative Journalism Network is pleased to announce that it is now offering its members an exclusive arrangement with leading global data and analytics company LexisNexis. GIJN members will now have access to one of the world’s largest electronic databases for legal and public records-related information, and for news and business information.

The Toolbox: Digging for People, Trawling the Web and Keeping Yourself Safe

Effective digital investigative research relies heavily on gathering small pieces of information on a person or group and combining those to build a more comprehensive picture. Being able to find things like email addresses, usernames and sites with which they have accounts helps build out a profile that can be used for further investigation. GIJN’s Alastair Otter rounds up some tools worth checking out.

What the Experts Expect for Data Journalism in 2019

With the global spread of data journalism, the advent of artificial intelligence and the increasing use of big data moving alongside a rapid rise of disinformation, GIJN asked data journalism experts around the world what they anticipate for 2019. Here are their thoughts on the major trends, ideas and technologies that will affect how we do our jobs.

Document of the Day: Visual Vocabulary

Inspired by the Graphic Continuum by Jon Schwabish and Severino Ribeca, the Financial Times graphic team came up with their own neat chart of visualizations. The Visual Vocabulary is a guide to help journalists pick the right type of visualization for their story.

From the Experts: GIJN’s Daily Video Tips for Investigative Journalism

Starting today and running throughout the week for the next two months on GIJN’s YouTube channel — as well as on our main Facebook and Twitter platforms — our new, concise Tip of the Day format will feature leading experts who will share one critical insight each day, including investigative basics such as following public records or investigating with data, as well as how to better understand financial records and the latest online search strategies.

Most Popular Resources on GIJN in 2018

GIJN is constantly on the lookout for the best tipsheets, reporting gudies, how-to stories, and videos, then collating and integrating it into ever-growing Resource Center. Following is a curated list of the top 10 most popular resources accessed by journalists on our site in 2018.