Top Ten #ddj: This Week’s Top Data Journalism

What’s the #ddj community tweeting about? Our NodeXL mapping from May 29 to June 4 includes research on social media’s fake propaganda from @ddjournalism, mapping global refugee flow from @FastCompany and the tax bracket racket from @voxdotcom.

GIJC17 Arabic Social Media Fellowship

GIJN is excited to announce a special fellowship for an Arabic-speaking journalist to report on the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, November 16 to 19, 2017, in Johannesburg, South Africa. If you are a journalist who can write Arabic with good English and a passion for social media, then don’t let this opportunity fly out of your hands. The successful applicant will join GIJN’s multinational media team during this five-day event in Johannesburg. This is the seminal event in international investigative journalism, with 120 sessions on state-of-the-art investigative techniques, data analysis, online research, cross-border reporting, security, and more. You will be serving as the eyes and ears for the entire Arabic journalism world on this important event.

Getting Started in Online, Open-Source Investigations

At First Draft, we frequently receive emails from a whole range of people asking how they can start doing the sort of online open-source investigation and verification that they’ve seen us doing. The skills and methodologies used are all something that can be learnt through a little persistence, but here are a few pieces of advice to get you started.