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LA Times investiation of deserted oil wells

Case Studies News & Analysis

Investigating the ‘Toxic Legacy’ of Abandoned Oil Wells

In a recent Q+A, environmental reporter Mark Olalde discussed a collaborative investigation on the impact of abandoned oil wells and other extractive industry infrastructure on nearby communities. The investigation won second place in the investigative reporting category at the awards of the Society of Environmental Journalists.

Satellite imagery of the Amazon forest

Investigative Techniques Reporting Tools & Tips

Journalists’ Guide to Using AI and Satellite Imagery for Storytelling

Satellite imagery provides information that can enhance the ability to write compelling narratives about the state of our planet, cutting across multiple beats. But such a tool tends to be complex and out of the reach for many journalists, so this guide offers a process that reporters interested in covering the climate crisis can use for story projects.

GIJC21, climate change headlines

Reporting Tools & Tips

Tips for Investigating the Climate Change Crisis

On the second day of GIJC21, journalists from Brazil, Indonesia, and The Netherlands offer tips and tools on how to cover what may be the most important story we ever dig into: how humanity copes with the unprecedented challenge of climate change.

Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: Fading Immunity, Women Losing Work, Myanmar Murders, Teen Pregnancy, Britain’s Wealth Gap

Tracking some of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter from August 23 to 29, we found a thread by Financial Times journalist John Burn-Murdoch exploring what we know so far about the long-term effects of immunizations, a look into the pandemic’s impact on the global female workforce by The Washington Post, and an investigation into teen pregnancies in Peru by OjoPúblico.

Reporting Tools & Tips

Digging Up Hidden Data with the Web Inspector

Many reporters never notice the “inspect element” option below the “copy” and save-as” functions in the right-click menu on any webpage related to their investigation. But it turns out that this little-used web inspector tool can dig up a wealth of hidden information from a site’s source code, reveal the raw data behind graphics, and download images and videos that supposedly cannot be saved.

Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: COVID’s Psychic Numbing, Disappearing Glaciers, Chemical Weapons, Homeschooling Fatigue, Basketball’s Three-Pointers

Homeschooling has presented many challenges to parents and legal guardians of children around the world, with many dissatisfied with the online learning experience. Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from April 26 to May 2 found a piece by Voxeurop highlighting that most people in Europe aren’t keen on their kids continuing to study remotely even if provided with the necessary materials and support. In this edition, we also feature an interactive project by the Guardian exploring disappearing glaciers, a look at Stephen Curry’s remarkable basketball records by The Washington Post, and an archive of publications using data sonification to tell stories.