In this article journalist Will Fischer describes how 270 students across seven universities teamed up to cover homelessness in the United States. In an ambitious nationwide investigation, Pulitzer-winning journalists served as instructors, helping the teams involved produce groundbreaking stories while teaching the next generation of reporters how to work together.
Para la serie de GIJN de herramientas favoritas de los periodistas, hablamos con Alberto Cairo, Jefe de cátedra en Periodismo visual y director de visualización, comunicación de datos y diseño de la información en el Instituto de Data Science y Computación en la Universidad de Miami en Florida.
For our series on journalists’ favorite tools, we spoke to Alberto Cairo, head of visualization at the University of Miami’s Institute for Data Science and Computing. Cairo shared several user-friendly tools and core principles to help investigative reporters shape their data visually to create new insights for audiences.
For data journalists there is a balancing act between publishing information vital to a story and protecting the person behind that information. Vojtech Sedlak explains the pitfalls and offers tips on how journalists can protect the people that feature in the data without compromising the story.
The Peruvian investigative journalism association Ojo Público – a GIJN member — has created a new tool to investigate government contracts. In this piece, data journalist Romina Colman explores what the tool, which is called FUNES, can do and who can use it.
British data journalism instructor Paul Bradshaw analyzed 100 pieces of data journalism and identified seven common story angles. Here, he uses real-world examples to show how common angles can generate useful story ideas, and the strategies and considerations that reporters should keep in mind.
For this week’s Friday 5, where GIJN rounds up key reads from around the world in English, we’ve been reading about misinformation in both pandemic and election coverage, a slew of how-tos on doing data journalism in R, and the latest research on measuring impact.
With the help of two former students, Brazilian data journalist Marcelo Soares collected data showing that deaths from COVID-19 in Brazil’s cities were far higher than authorities claimed. Check out how he did it.