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Reporting Tools & Tips

Using Geospatial Technology during a Pandemic

Geospatial technologies and data can be used to contain and respond to the spread of a disease, but can also help in pre-empting and preventing them. Looking at outbreaks of malaria, SARS, H1N1 and Zika, among other viruses, Avneep Dhingra explores how maps and geospatial technology have helped during different outbreaks.

Case Studies

A Reporter Crowdsourced ER Bills, and Now Doctors Are Listening

Reporter Sarah Kliff has investigated healthcare billing in the United States by enlisting the help of readers, who sent her thousands of emergency room bills. Beyond writing for Vox and the New York Times, she’s also written about this topic for a professional medical journal that’s read by doctors.

Reporting Tools & Tips

My Favorite Tools: Fabiola Torres

For our series about journalists’ favorite tools, we spoke with Fabiola Torres of Salud Con Lupa. She told GIJN’s Gaelle Faure all about the tools that help her carry out cross-border investigations into public health, including tools to find data as well as to analyze and visualize it.

Data Journalism

GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Sad Tunes Algorithm, Fragapane’s Beautiful Dataviz, African Pay Gap, Euro-Xenophobia

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Sept 10 to 16 finds @miriamquick analyzing @Spotify data to rank the top five saddest songs, @Code4Africa creates a tool to measure gender pay gap in African countries, @fedfragapane shares beautiful illustrations on Instagram, #edjnet finds Italy, Turkey and Greece topping the list of Europe’s xenophobic countries, and @TaylorMirf highlights the low rates of immunizations in Washington state.

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Document of the Day: HIV/AIDS International Surveillance Data Base

The United States Census Bureau’s HIV/AIDS Surveillance Data Base compiles information from various sources on HIV and AIDS incidences worldwide from 1960 to 2017. The database is designed to provide users with information that is helpful as a reference tool and a resource for policy, research and evaluation.

Case Studies

The Balancing Act of Donor-Funded Journalism: A Case Study from South Africa

What started out in 2013 as a small donor-funded health journalism center situated inside a legacy newspaper in South Africa has transformed into a staff of 10, and 15 regular contributors across the continent. Today, Bhekisisa consistently produces impactful reports which help to influence policy and decision making, set agendas and define conversations.