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Case Studies

How They Did It: Making a Story Too Big to Ignore by Using Surveys

Reporters at a regional newspaper in Bangladesh, Gramer Kagoj, heard from local villagers that a maternity allowance scheme for poor mothers was being abused by women who weren’t pregnant. With guidance from an expert, they applied statistical survey methods to interview 400 beneficiaries, and their investigation took a different turn — revealing a deeper, systemic problem.

Resource Video

Nils Mulvad – The story behind the data

In GIJN’s Tip of the Day, Kaas & Mulvad editor Nils Mulvad talks about the basics of data journalism. For the full video on Effective Use of Data, see: Visit GIJN’s resource page on Data Journalism: More from Nils Mulvad: GIJN’s Global Guide to FOI here: Global Investigative […]

Reporting Tools & Tips

How Muckrakers Use Crowdsourcing: Case Studies from ProPublica to The Guardian

The creative use of social media has given journalists new ways to solicit tips as well as tap readers’ expertise, opinions and personal experiences. GIJN’s Toby McIntosh has rounded up some of the best examples of community engagement in stories as well as a list of resources and ideas for crowdsourcing.

News & Analysis

Mafia and the Media: Italian Journalists Face Threats

While precarious employment, low pay and trumped up defamation lawsuits means Italian journalists are under increasing financial pressure, it’s the constant threat from mafia and organized crime that is putting reporters at risk and making in-depth reporting that much more difficult.

Data Journalism

This Week’s Top Ten in Data Journalism

What’s the global data journalism community tweeting about this week? Our NodeXL #ddj mapping from Sept. 18 to 24 features Wikipedia of Data Visualization, the State of Data Journalism, Dear Data Postcard Kit, and German election data.

Data Journalism

Best of Data Journalism for Video Storytelling

Wondering how to best adapt data journalism for broadcast? UK online journalism expert Paul Bradshaw has done a round-up of impressive examples from five countries — a primer on exploring data storytelling for video and television.

Data Journalism Methodology

La Nación Maps Pollution on Argentina’s Matanza River

There is a huge amount of data available on pollution and disease caused by the Matanza River – widely known as River Riachuelo – the problem was transforming it into information that those affected could easily understand. In a special multimedia report, La Nación used open data and data visualization to illustrate the extent of the problem.