Nobel Prize

Data Journalism Top 10: Nobel Prizes, Hong Kong Crackdown, UK Fuel Shortages, Halloween Costumes

The most popular data journalism stories on Twitter between October 4 – 10, as discovered by our NodeXL mapping and human curation, feature stories on the Nobel prizes awarded to journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov, reporting on Hong Kong’s national security law, a look at a fuel shortage in the UK, and a seasonal selection of Halloween costumes.

Fundraising Sustainability Media

How a US Newspaper Raised $1 Million to Fund Investigations

In this excerpt, the executive editor of a regional US news outlet reveals the tactics that worked — and didn’t work — in their innovative campaign to raise $1 million to fund investigations. Among the key tips that emerged: one-on-one meetings, direct reach-outs, and published “what it cost” boxes are effective, and framing the pitch around benefits for the community, rather than the outlet, causes donors to dig deeper.

Political Kidnapping and Forced Disappearances

Disappearing people benefits the perpetrators in several ways: it considerably complicates any investigation, the person — dead or alive — remains hidden most of the time, and it can be mixed or confused with other crimes, such as kidnapping, child abduction, human trafficking, forced recruitment, murder, or desecration of a human corpse. 

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Data Journalism Top 10: Pandora Papers, Data Podcasts, and COVID-19 in Scottish Care Homes

Tracking the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter from September 27 to October 3, we found a series of articles based on discoveries from the Pandora Papers offshore leak. In this edition, we also feature reporting on the damage caused by the eruption of the volcano on La Palma, data journalism podcasts, and a roundup of the German election results.