Editor’s Pick: Best Investigative Journalism in Arabic 2018

In tribute to the media groups and individual journalists who continue to pursue truth in one of the world’s most difficult regions, GIJN’s Arabic Editor Majdoleen Hassan rounded up some of the best investigative reports published last year in the Middle East and North Africa.

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.

How Africa Confidential Covers the Continent with a Subscription Model that Works

In an era of digital media disruption, Africa Confidential has avoided the complicated revenue tools many news media have been forced to experiment with, like soft or metered paywalls, crowdfunding, programmatic ads, blockchain systems or slashed costs and access fees. Instead, the London-based political news group has defied global trends by not only retaining its old school subscription model, but actually increasing its annual cost to a sky-high 902 British pounds. Rowan Philp writes for GIJN on AC’s secret to success.

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.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Pirates vs. Princesses, Buenos Aires Crime, Awards & Fellowships

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from January 7 to 13, 2019 finds @SZ’s analysis revealing how children’s books perpetuate gender stereotypes, @A24COM mapping the hottest crime spots and times in Buenos Aires, @dw_akademie offering a data journalism fellowship opportunity, and great chances to win awards from @WorldGovSummit and @GENinnovate’s Data Journalism Awards.

Editor’s Pick: Best Investigative Stories from Mainland China in 2018

Chinese journalists have broken stories this year on medical abuses, #MeToo and the environment, leading to government prosecution, consumer uproar and boycott, and disciplinary actions. Here are some of the best investigative journalism work in China in 2018, nominated by practicing Chinese journalists and media professionals, and selected by the GIJN Chinese team.

What the Experts Expect for Investigative Journalism in 2019

With the backlash against democracy and anti-press sentiment growing, the need for investigations around issues such as corruption and climate change continues to rise. GIJN asked the leaders of our global community about what they see happening in investigative journalism around the world in 2019. Here’s what they told us.

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.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: El Salvador’s Corpses, Searching for Women, Merging Data

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from December 31, 2018 to Jan 6, 2019 finds experts sharing their thoughts on machine learning in journalism with @storybench, @funkeinterativ and @webk1d’s useful tool to merge datasets, @pewresearch’s overview of female under-representation in online image searches, and an analysis by @EDNNews on corpses bodies sent back to El Salvador.