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Reporting Tools & Tips

How to Write Openings That Hook the Reader

So you’ve got a great investigation — now you just need to get people to read it. Here are seven types of beginnings that can hook readers into your story, from starting with a detail to beginning with a revelation.

Case Studies

10 Great Digital Stories From 2019 (So Far)

Hackastory has lined up its favorite digital stories of the year so far, from the Guardian’s interactive showing what the internet looks like from different parts of the world to a Dutch game that puts you in the middle of war-torn Mosul.

Case Studies

How ProPublica Used a Game to Tell Stories of Five Immigrants Seeking Asylum

Video games and journalism have had a history — the melding of the two has been less successful in breaking news because of the fast turnaround. However, it has seen more successes in longer investigations that take more time to develop. ProPublica’s Sisi Wei shares the process behind the unit’s gamification of five asylum seekers’ stories.

News & Analysis

The Webcomic that Tells the Story of a Bolivian River

The Choqueyapu River investigation was initially intended for the Bolivian newspaper, Página Siete. A three-month reporting project resulted in the publication of two 16-page newspaper specials. But the challenge was to transform it into an innovative digital story.

Data Journalism

This Week’s Top 10 in Data Journalism

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from February 26 to March 4 finds @morgenpost setting Germany’s poll data to music, @A_agadjanian showing Google Trends data on people’s general interest in gun control a week after deadly shootings in the US and @puntofisso rounding up an interesting list of #ddj and #opendata newsletters.