And…It’s a Wrap: #GIJC19 Highlights

Over the past four days, 1,700 journalists from 130 countries gathered in Hamburg, Germany, to share experiences, learn from expert speakers, network with kindred spirits, and find new partners for their next investigations. It was the most diverse and largest-ever international gathering of investigative journalists, and a perfect place to be inspired.

Mobile-First and Local Language: Innovative INK Spreads Investigative Journalism in Botswana

Two investigative editors took huge pay cuts to launch Botswana’s first nonprofit newsroom. A year later, they took another, temporary cut just to pay for a single satellite image that proved that the country’s president had abused state funds to build a private lodge. Here’s Rowan Philp on the INK Centre for Investigative Journalism for GIJN’s member series.

Most Popular Resources on GIJN in 2018

GIJN is constantly on the lookout for the best tipsheets, reporting gudies, how-to stories, and videos, then collating and integrating it into ever-growing Resource Center. Following is a curated list of the top 10 most popular resources accessed by journalists on our site in 2018.

Mobile Journalism Guide: How To Get Your Mojo Workin’

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COVID-19 Update: Reporting during the pandemic poses some new risks. Here are some relevant resources. 

Marc Settle, a BBC Academy smartphone trainer, prepared this article: Coronavirus’ impact on mobile journalism

Nico Piro, mobile journalism trainer and special correspondent at Italy’s RAI, shared lessons here: Lessons from Italy: best practices for field reporting during the coronavirus lockdown

Mojo stories from six finalists in the Mobile Journalism Challenge. Lebanese-based Nisrine Ajab won the Thomson Foundation mobile journalism challenge. Remote video interviews: All you need to know, by Alan Haburchak, covers “a few simple, inexpensive technical methods to facilitate and capture remote interviews between reporters and their subjects.” Mojo Workin’

Mojo Workin’ is a GIJN column about creating stories using mobile devices.

Your 17 Favorite Tools for Journalism from 2017

Ren LaForme, the tool guy over at Poynter who runs their Try This! — Tools for Journalism newsletter, put together a list of his readers’ favorites from 2017. A quick, fun and helpful must read highlighting journalism tools from the Pipl app to FOIA Slack and a dirt cheap phone tripod.