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?


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.

Where Do ProPublica’s Investigative Reporters Find Their Story Ideas?

A reader asked ProPublica Illinois how the media organization finds new story ideas. Reporter Jodi S. Cohen, who was just as curious as the reader, spoke to her colleagues to find out where they got their inspiration. From fleshing out ideas found in other colleagues’ stories to digging into data anomalies, and even paying extra attention to an idle truck parked at an abandoned gas station, their answers show that there are a myriad of ways in which inspiration for your next big story could strike.

Comment les journalistes de ProPublica trouvent-ils leurs idées d’enquête?

ProPublica Illinois a demandé à ses lecteurs ce qu’ils aimeraient savoir sur le fonctionnement interne de leur rédaction. Des questions réfléchies et exigeantes ont été posées, auquel notre rédaction a régulièrement répondu. Ci-dessous, la journaliste Jodi S. Cohen répond à la question suivante: comment ProPublica Illinois décide des thèmes de ses enquêtes.

Mojo Workin’: Choosing Your New Mojo Smartphone

When it comes to doing mobile journalism, is there a big difference between expensive Androids and iOS phones? Is using an old phone fine and, if not, which phone should one upgrade to? Mobile journalism trainer Ivo Burum offers up the skinny on phone basics, the truth about pixels, lenses and more to help journalists decide the best phone to get the story done well.

Essential Reading: A Cheat Sheet for Open Source Digital Security Options

What’s the best way to protect you and your sources from commercial spyware? When the actual systems and applications used in everyday communications aren’t transparent and lack adequate security measures, using open source programs with encryption can be the best line of defense. Katarina Sabados rounded up some options for open source digital security for GIJN.

টুলবক্স: অন্তর্জালে জাল পেতে মানুষ খোঁজার পদ্ধতি

ইমেল ঠিকানা, ইউজার নেম, বিভিন্ন সাইটে অ্যাকাউন্ট – এমন তথ্য দিয়ে আপনি যে কারো প্রোফাইল তৈরি করতে পারেন এবং সেটি কাজে লাগাতে পারেন আরো গভীর অনুসন্ধানের জন্য। কিন্তু কীভাবে খুঁজবেন এসব তথ্য?

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.

How Innovative Newsrooms Are Using Artificial Intelligence

Many in the journalistic profession fear Artificial Intelligence will leave them without a job. But AI could become the savior of the trade, making it possible to better cover the increasingly complex, globalized and information-rich world we live in. Open Society Foundations’ María Teresa Ronderos writes about the ways some of the world’s newsrooms are using it now.