GIJN’s Regional Editors Featured at London’s Frontline Club

Most investigative journalists and others interested in our work don’t know much about what goes on behind the scenes at GIJN. But on April 10 at the Frontline Club in London, over 100 people heard about the challenges faced by GIJN’s regional editors and the journalists they work with around the world.

How to Dox Yourself

If you’re like most people, there are bits of information about you scattered around the internet. These breadcrumbs can be used to “dox” journalists, which is when malicious actors track down and share private information. Here’s how to dox yourself and safeguard your information before someone else can dox you.

The Case for Investing in Audience Engagement: GIJN’s Latest Resource

Sustainable revenue and audience trust are two of the biggest challenges faced by media organizations all over the world — and neither are getting any easier. Engaging with audiences is one way to address these two interconnected issues. In the latest addition to GIJN’s Resource Center, Emily Goligoski brings to bear her experience as research director for the Membership Puzzle Project to explain various forms of audience engagement.

A New Resource for Women Journalists

Women muckrakers are breaking important stories around the world, but there are still relatively few female investigative journalists. To help them find communities and support, GIJN has compiled a comprehensive list of global resources designed for women journalists.

Document of the Day: Algorithms for Journalists

Here’s a great place to start learning about how algorithms can enhance your work: A Columbia Journalism School professor has shared his course syllabus online, complete with exercises and examples of how algorithms have been used by journalists.

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.

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.