The Nonprofit News Site Taking on Agribusiness in the US Heartland

From an investigation into a COVID-19 outbreak in the meatpacking industry to exposes on migrant worker housing, the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting has made reporting of agribusiness through in-depth research, data analysis, and collaboration their core mission. This story tells how this small nonprofit has gone from a “one-man shop” to become a reliable source of watchdog reporting on an industry mostly discussed in daily business stories and trade magazines.

GIJN Webinar – Larger Audiences, More Engagement, and Bigger Impact: How Journalists Can Better Market Investigative Stories

This webinar will provide strategies and tips to engage and build audiences. It features a digital media advisor with three decades of experience in marketing and audience engagement, an expert on maximizing audiences via social media, and the CEO of a successful investigative outlet with long experience in the issues. It will focus on practical ways to ensure basic strategies and tools are in place to maximize engagement.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: FT’s Chart Quiz, 65 Years of Human Rights Data, Build a Brexit Voter

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from February 18 to 24 finds a fun @FinancialTimes quiz that tests your ability to read charts, the creation of a @DataVizSociety to foster engagement in the data visualization community and data viz designer @fedfragapane’s analysis of Human Rights Protection data from 1950 to 2014.

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.