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Henk van Ess

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GIJN Workshop: Search Tips for LinkedIn – How to Track People and Companies on the World’s Top Professional Network

GIJN is pleased to announce a hands-on session with search guru Henk van Ess, focused on helping journalists worldwide to navigate the LinkedIn network. The session will include how to track people and companies across the platform, find out what individuals and companies post online on specific topics, and figure out who is part of a specific LinkedIn group without being a member.

GIJN Workshop: So You Think You Can Google?

GIJN is pleased to announce a hands-on session with search guru Henk van Ess, focused on helping journalists worldwide to find the best answers online in the shortest amount of time.

News & Analysis

A Curated List of GIJN’s Top Stories from 2021

One of our core missions at GIJN is providing journalists in the field with the latest tools and techniques. To do that, we work hard to find original stories that will be of immediate, practical help for watchdog reporters around the world. Here is a curated list of 10 of the notable stories we’ve published this year, reflecting our most popular articles, groundbreaking discoveries, topical issues, and stories you just shouldn’t miss.

Reporting Tools & Tips

Tips for Mining Social Media Platforms with Henk van Ess

Open source reporting expert Henk van Ess has dozens of tricks to find elusive social media information through indirect means, as well as a search app he created. In a recent GIJN webinar on “Investigating Social Media,” Van Ess shared several of these tips.

Reporting Tools & Tips

Henk van Ess on Visual Thinking for Online Investigations

In a recent GIJN webinar, open source reporting expert Henk van Ess shared several online search tricks. But he explains that these work-arounds are merely tools for a new approach to online research that he calls “thinking visual,” which invites reporters to think of keywords like a search engine, rather than a person.

News & Analysis

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.

Methodology

Tracking a Mysterious Missile Launcher Inside an Information War

Egyptian traffic cops found a mobile launcher lying in a piece of pile near the airport of Cairo. The story was quickly dismissed by Egyptian media. But others believed it. In this detective & research adventure recorded by web research specialist Henk van Ess, you’ll learn how to find the truth midst of an information war.