How We Built the Data Visualization That Brought Brazil’s COVID Deaths Close to Home

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Brazil, a team of data journalists set out to illustrate what the death toll looked like by creating a data visualization that presented something beyond the numbers. The team considered various ways of displaying the story. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look at how they created At the Epicenter.

Job Opening – Social Media and Engagement Editor (8-Month Maternity Cover) [CLOSED]

Position: Social Media and Engagement Editor (8-month maternity cover from mid-January to mid-August 2021), Global Investigative Journalism Network

This job post is now closed. Deadline: December 1, 2020

GIJN, a fast-growing nonprofit, is looking for an interim Social Media and Engagement Editor to aggregate and distribute investigative tips, tools and resources over GIJN’s outreach platforms daily. Duties include writing and posting on the organization’s Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn accounts, assisting in the copy and production of English newsletters, and expanding the reach of GIJN to journalism and related communities. The position is for eight months from mid-January to mid-August 2021, with possibility of extension. This is a full-time position.

What We’re Reading: WhatsApp Engagement, Media Survival, and Russian Disinformation

This week’s Friday 5, where we round up our favorite reads from around the online world in English, includes a Bellingcat post on what to look out for when reporting on Russian disinformation, how Documented is using WhatsApp to maximize reporting and audience reach, and the Oxford research group’s global effort to gather publicly available data on the coronavirus.

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.