GIJN Webinar — Investigating the Pandemic: Digging into the Data

The global pandemic is producing a tsunami of data, and getting a grip on all the numbers is essential. Data journalism can not only fill out an incomplete story but also reveal hidden issues, and it’s critical to be able to analyze published data, find new data sources and understand how to work with the numbers. GIJN’s latest  webinar, Digging into the Data, part of our series Investigating the Pandemic, offers cutting-edge tips from two leading data journalism experts.

Using a Mobile Phone Survey to Investigate South Sudan’s Conflict

In South Sudan, conflict and government repression make it difficult to do on-the-ground reporting, so a team of journalists designed a mobile phone survey to gather data on forced displacement and destruction across the country. Carolyn Thompson explains why their award-winning investigation may offer lessons to others working in repressive environments or facing movement restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

GIJN Webinar — Investigating the Pandemic: Evaluating the Evidence

The COVID-19 pandemic narrative is dominated by numbers — mountains of data and seemingly endless statistical models. Yet most of the figures are uncertain at best, often highly flawed and simply untrue at worst. How to deal with the many claims on the truth that are made every day? What should journalists do if the evidence is poor?

Making Investigative Journalism Sustainable: Govindraj Ethiraj

As part of GIJN’s new series, Making Investigative Journalism Sustainable: Best Business Practices, we are featuring a set of key tips from 10 leading journalists and experts from around the world who are either working to build viable organizations around investigative journalism or work as experts to support these enterprises. Here is Govindraj Ethiraj, Founder, IndiaSpend and factchecker.in (India)

See videos from all 10 experts here. Also, check GIJN’s Resource Center sections on sustainability and fundraising to find useful tips and tools, and case studies on all the issues and more covered here. GIJN will continue to expand its work in this area and we welcome suggestions, feedback, and support. Please contact us at hello@gijn.org.

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Partisan School Books, Holy Walks to Nando’s, Brazil’s Bolsonaro, How to Become UK Prime Minister

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from January 6 to 12 finds the New York Times exposing partisan editing in school textbooks, a new data science platform from Turkey, Delayed Gratification’s infographic on how to become the British prime minister, Alberto Cairo making his graphics available for free, and an analysis of fact-checks of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro.

What Investigative Journalism Will Look Like in 2020

GIJN asked investigative journalists around the world to look ahead at what’s in store for 2020. Here are the trends, key forces, and challenges they expect will affect investigative and data journalism in the coming year, as well as the new skills and approaches we should be thinking about.

Most Popular Resources on GIJN in 2019

GIJN’s ever-growing Resource Center added many new or substantially revamped guides this year, including packages on climate change, land ownership, women journalists, data journalism, tracking planes, and working with whistleblowers.