9 Ways To Find Stories in Company Accounts

Investigative journalists can discover story leads from scrutinizing financial or asset disclosures. Data journalist Paul Bradshaw shares nine ways to find stories in companies’ accounts, including looking out for conflicts of interest, and mapping connections between companies and directors.

Reporting on COVID-19 in Africa: A Collaborative Story Idea List

What is the best way into the COVID-19 story? Pick an angle. No matter what your beat is, the pandemic is seeping into almost every story. In response, the Kampala-based African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) created a running list of story ideas on COVID-19 which stretches across beats: from agriculture and food to the economy, education, religion, sports, and arts and entertainment.

6 Tips for Using Open Source Tools When Reporting from Home

The use of open source tools, user-generated content, and advanced search filters has allowed reporters to break major stories on the COVID-19 pandemic from home quarantine. In a recent GIJN webinar, three investigative researchers shared key insights on the tools and techniques that have unearthed facts and visuals beyond the reach of traditional field reporting.

Multilingual Journalism Could Make a Comeback. Here Are Some Tools That Might Help

New tools and industry trends are making it easier for media organizations to publish translations and localized adaptations of their work, writes Patrick Boehler, executive editor of the Swiss public broadcaster’s international service — and publishing in multiple languages helps newsrooms develop new sources and fact-check. Boehler outlines three new tools for multilingual journalism from a recent “hackathon.”

Tips on Data, Sources, and Angles from Investigative Journalists on the COVID-19 Frontlines

Three veteran journalists on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis discuss investigative angles into the response in the first of GIJN’s webinar series, Investigating the Pandemic. Gloria Riva of l’Espresso in Italy, OCCRP Editor Drew Sullivan and GIJN Chinese Editor Joey Qi discuss the importance of source-driven investigations and dealing with disinformation and data deficits.