How to Track Ships: GIJN’s Latest Resource Round-Up

More than 90,000 commercial ships make up the world’s commercial fleet, their locations closely tracked and the resulting data available for free. GIJN has compiled a comprehensive list of resources to track ships, along with some investigative reports which used ship tracking to expose various stories.

Investigative Photography: Supporting a Story with Images

There’s nothing like a good photographer to bring alive an investigative story. One of the worst crimes that investigative journalists commit is spending months on a great story, and then only minutes on the presentation. Working with photojournalists who know their craft (along with designers and graphic artists) can be one of the real pleasures of putting a big project together. We’re fortunate that a new handbook on using photography for investigations was just published: Investigative Photography: Supporting a Story with Pictures, by CJ Clarke, Damien Spleeters, and Juliet Ferguson.

IRE Conference Day 2: Resources for Journalists

Here’s our next report from this year’s Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) conference: The second day at IRE’s 2013 conference is also a busy one, with more than 60 panels and workshops, and plenty of networking opportunities. More than 1,200 journalists are at the San Antonio, Texas, gathering, which today featured mentoring sessions in which senior journalists shared tips and experience with younger ones, lots of data journalism training, and panels ranging from managing investigative teams to following international money trails.