ByRodrigo Menegat, Tiago Maranhão, and Vinicius Sueiro |
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.
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.
Splice Media have been running “check-in” sessions with the media startups they support in Asia to find out how organizations and individuals are coping through the coronavirus pandemic. Here are his tips for hosting an online media event like this. His takeaway? The technology is the easy part.
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.
As coronavirus sweeps through communities around the world, the Membership Puzzle Project has shared examples from newsrooms around the world on how they have quickly adapted pillars of their membership programs and memberful routines to respond to the realities of this crisis.
Instead of writing an entire behind-the-scenes article to explain how you carried out an investigation, consider instead incorporating this information in the investigation itself in the form of “trust nuggets” to reach more readers, writes Trusting News’ Joy Mayer.
Predictions are a tricky business, but there is one sure thing for 2020: local news publishers cannot depend on the old ways of doing business. Mark Glaser, a media consultant and advisor, shares five interesting business models that are cropping up, from the co-op ownership model to government subsidies and “information districts,” to state-level ecosystem support.
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.