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Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: Lawmaker Insider Trading, Queen Elizabeth’s Money, Celebratory Gunfire, Russian Bomb Shelters

From stories examing potential conflicts of interest among lawmakers in Peru and the US, to a data story revealing the history of Queen Elizabeth II’s portrait on banknotes worldwide, our column features the best in data journalism. Also this week: the dangers of so-called celebratory gunfire, displacement in the Democratic Repubilc of Congo, and how the war in Ukraine has impacted children living in institutional care.

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Resources for Tackling Authoritarian Threats on International Day of Democracy

To support our colleagues around the world on the International Day of Democracy, GIJN has rounded up a series of our reporting guides, tip sheets, and webinars — both to define the anti-democratic challenges and to provide tips and tools for digging into authoritarian bad actors and defending against their attacks. 

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How to Investigate Elections

The state of democracy is at its lowest point in decades. Around the world, free and fair elections face growing threats from disinformation campaigns, foreign interference, voter suppression, campaign corruption, violence, intimidation, and more. Covering elections as a political “horse race” has never been enough. This approach to campaign reporting is even more inadequate today, […]

GIJN Webinar: Investigating Elections

In this 90-minute GIJN webinar, we bring together five senior journalists with experience in investigating electoral processes. They will offer tips on cutting-edge tools, investigating candidates, developing sources, and tracking disinformation.

Data Journalism

Data Journalism Top 10: Uninhabitable Earth, Back to Flying, Ukraine Sirens, Bezos Billions

According to climate models examined by Germany’s Berliner Morgenpost, many places on earth won’t be habitable for humans by the end of this century if nothing is done to curb climate change. Our weekly top ten in data journalism also highlights a story by the Financial Times looking at the recovery of the airline industry, The New York Times’ visualization of Jeff Bezos’ wealth, a study of air raid siren patterns in Ukraine, and the winners of this year’s Sigma Awards.

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Data Journalism Top 10: Russia’s Achilles’ Heel, Baby Names, Bike Shortage, Dataviz Color Guide

Our weekly look at some of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter examines the logistical Achilles’ heel of the Russian invasion, ongoing gaps in the sanctions of Russian oligarchs, Europe’s selective support for refugees, a historical analysis of Scottish baby names, and a deep dive into how organizations should choose their data visualization color palettes.

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Data Journalism Top 10: Wordle Wins, Djokovic Drama, and UK’s Partygate Scandal

If you’re a word puzzle addict and active on Twitter, you’ll have come across the latest craze — Wordle. Al Jazeera Labs analyzed the puzzle’s word bank to give tips on how to tackle the game strategically. Our weekly NodeXL curation of the most popular data journalism stories on Twitter also features an analysis of shopping habits during the pandemic, an examination of vaccination rates among elite athletes, details on the scandal shaking UK politics, and an interactive mini-golf game illustrating how gerrymandering — the manipulation of electoral boundaries — plays out in various US states.