The Global Investigative Journalism Network is delighted to welcome seven new member organizations based in five countries. We are particularly pleased to welcome our first member in Australia and our first representing Syrian journalists. The new groups bring GIJN’s global membership to 184 organizations in 77 countries.
Venezuelan investigative news site Armando.info was recently rewarded with a special mention in the Maria Moors Cabot Prize. In a Q&A with the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, the site’s co-founder Joseph Poliszuk talks about the challenges of continuing their work with part of the team now in exile.
Late last year, the number of official deaths during Hurricane Maria were at a surprising low. That’s when the journalists at Puerto Rico’s Centre de Periodismo Investigativo kicked into high gear, forcing government to be more transparent and accountable.
In the midst of a slew of emerging newsroom titles, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas is offering a free, four-week online product management for journalists course from October 16. Professor Cindy Royal talked to GIJN about the essential role many newsrooms didn’t even know they’d been missing.
Fifteen years ago, Abraji — the Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism — was first formed. As they celebrate an impressive anniversary, Abraji is launching the ambitious Tim Lopes Project to help protect journalists under fire across Brazil.
Here are the hottest data journalism tweets for Jan 2-8, per our NodeXL mapping: Twitter analysis tool (@MeCoDEM); free data course (@utknightcenter); data conferences (@albertocairo); Nobel Laureates (@ReutersGraphics); slopegraphs (@EdwardTufte); Boston subway (@msb5014); job (@FTcareers) & more.
“Stolen Memory” is the investigation that led to the creation of the first journalistic platform that collects massive data on illicit trafficking of cultural artifacts from Latin American countries. It is a project of Peruvian digital investigative journalism site Ojo Público, which invited four important media in the region to participate in a transnational and collaborative investigation.
What’s the data-driven journalism crowd tweeting? Here are the Top Ten links for Jun 4-11: 60 Years of European World Cup Data (@elmundoes); 4 cheap ways to put ddj in newsrooms (@IJNet); ICIJ’s data team (@ICIJorg); events in Argentina (@HacksHackersBA) & Italy @Glocalnews); @knightfdn grants.
If you want to study journalism, you have more choices today, at lower cost, and of higher quality than ever. Sometimes you will get that at a university and sometimes not. That represents a challenge for universities. In a lecture at a journalism conference in Puebla, Mexico, I described a personal experience taking a course in data visualization from one of the world leaders in the field, Alberto Cairo, author of “The Functional Art.” This kind of course represents a major challenge for universities, because their monopoly on expertise and certification is eroding. Just as occurred in the news business, competitors are emerging who are offering attractive alternatives.