There is widespread concern that corruption will affect the use of international funds being rushed out in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. GIJN has created a guide to using World Bank documents online to track the use of the Bank’s projects in more than 100 countries.
Despite increasing state-control, violence against journalists and other threats to press freedom, Southeast Asian journalists are increasingly delving into data journalism and other forms of innovative storytelling and creating a greater impact than ever before — thanks in no small part to Malaysian data journalist Kuang Keng Kuek Ser. GIJN in Chinese editor Siran Liang talked ho him about the rise of data journalism in the region.
Position: Training Director, Global Investigative Journalism Network
Deadline: June 30, 2018
GIJN, a fast-growing nonprofit, is looking for a top-notch trainer in investigative and data journalism to help our members and partners around the world. This position involves heavy international travel, building up capacity among journalists in Africa, Asia, Latin America and worldwide. You’ll be part of our extraordinary multicultural team based in eight countries. You’ll work in a collaborative network that is having impact every day on the front lines of journalism. Among the duties:
Speak and run trainings at conferences of investigative journalists;
Organize and conduct workshops on investigative and data journalism;
Assist in answering queries to GIJN’s busy Help Desk;
Assist in building GIJN’s multilingual Resource Center;
Fluency in basic tools of data journalism, including spreadsheets, database management, and mapping;
Effective public speaking and teaching
Experience as a reporter or editor in investigative reporting projects.
Mark your calendars! Be sure to join us for the seminal event in investigative journalism for 2017 — the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. It’s the GIJC’s 10th anniversary and our first time in Africa. There will be over 100 sessions, all targeted at working journalists determined to dig beneath the surface.
GIJN lent a hand to the Thai Broadcast Journalists Association last month, helping train 60 journalists in the fine art of muckraking in Thailand. “The ending workshop was quite amazing,” Hanson says. “They worked with an intensity that was really impressive, developing story ideas they had generated the first day… “I believe some of these stories will be published!”
For the past seven and one-half years, I have spent large portions of each year doing media-development work–most of it training of journalists or journalism students–in four countries of sub-Saharan Africa, and in Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Inevitably, my own experiences and observations about what works and what doesn’t, and what is really important in this work, have passed through my mind while researching and writing this report. None of them is unique, but it may be useful to list what I consider my three strongest lessons from nearly a dozen different training projects.
What’s the data driven journalism (#ddj) crowd tweeting about? Here are the week’s Top Data Journalism Links on Twitter (for March 6-March 12), including items from Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Quartz, OpenNews, and the European Journalism Center, among others.