Cutting-edge tools and techniques for digging into autocracy, climate change, health and medicine, disinformation, organized crime, and attacks on journalists headline the 12th Global Investigative Journalism Conference this November — presented by investigative reporters and forensic experts on the front lines.
GIJN is pleased to announce the second of two free webinars with Paul Myers focused on Asia. The webinars are open to journalists everywhere, but aimed especially at those in East and Southeast Asia. Myers will guide attendees through search engine caches, date range searches, and archives for effective online time traveling.
GIJN is pleased to introduce the first of two webinars focused on Asia with online search expert Paul Myers. In this free two-hour session, aimed at journalists in South Asia but open to all, Myers will share tips on Google advanced search and techniques for digging up information online.
Reporting Tools & Tips
In a GIJN masterclass webinar presented to 700 journalists from 94 countries, BBC internet research expert Paul Myers described the open source tools, syntax tricks, and search techniques that can help unearth elusive content, images, and social media posts. Myers cited searches for information on COVID-19 in numerous examples, and stressed the need for logical thought in order to unlock the power of advanced search tools.
The boom of internet technology and social media networks have allowed journalists to access information which had previously been out of reach. Apps, sites and devices let ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances become reporters. However, internet research expert Paul Myers cautions that investigative journalists need to be incredibly sensitive when running stories and never expose innocent people to attack and ridicule.