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Nonprofit Survival Tips, DataHarvest Highlights, Online Research
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GIJN Weekly Bulletin -- May 14, 2015


Nonprofit Media Survival Tips

Must reading for media nonprofits: We've excerpted highlights from a Knight Foundation report (Gaining Ground: How Nonprofit News Ventures Seek Sustainability) on ideas to diversify nonprofit newsroom revenue, the importance of having a business plan, building capacity, and measuring impact. Lots of lessons here for GIJN’s 114-member nonprofits spread across 53 countries.


Collaboration, Start-Ups Featured at DataHarvest in Brussels

More than 300 journalists came from across Europe and the world to Brussels last weekend to share tips and strategy at DataHarvest, Europe's Investigative Journalism Conference. GIJN board members Nils Mulvad and Margo Smit write on some of the conference highlights: the keynote address on collaboration by Marina Walker Guevara of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists; and a roundtable and brainstorming session by start-up media entrepreneurs from across Europe. 

Paul Myer's Online Search     Tools and Techniques

Many people find that search engines often bring up disappointing results from dubious sources. But a few tricks can ensure you find the pages you want, from sites you can trust. The same goes for searching social networks to locate people. Find that and more in this excerpt from the new Verification Handbook by the BBC's online research ace Paul Myers, published by the European Journalism Center. 

Also on GIJN.org


Top Ten #ddj: The Week's Most Popular Journalism Links (May 1-8), GIJN and Connected Action

Ismayilova’s Plight Told in PEN American Center’s Cartoon Tribute, Kara Morgan

Tips & Tools 


The Best 11 Experiments in Journalism, CJR

60 Free Tools for Storytellers, ReadThisThing 

GIF Search Engine, GIPHY

Data Viz Tips, Journalism.co.uk

Contributoria and Freelancers, IJNet

Africa-EU Grants, Journalismfund.eu

Stories of the Week


Corleones of the Caspian, Trans-parency in Sport

Hungary's Mystery Entrepreneur, Direkt36 

Pakistan's Big Political Cash, Express-Tribune

Botswana: Murder & Diamonds, ZAM

Ghosts of Iguala, The Intercept

Killing Bin Laden, Seymour Hersh

U.S. Law & Disorder, Reveal

Killer Pharmacy, Newsweek

The Price of Nice Nails, NYT

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