Great Stories Mark Investigative Awards in U.S., South Africa
Awards in South Africa and the United States this past week offer a powerful reminder that investigative reporting is alive and kicking. “The next time you hear someone lamenting the loss of great investigative journalism, show them this list
," observed Ziva Branstetter of the U.S.-based Investigative Reporters and Editors. Among the highlights: “The Real Death Valley” by The Weather Channel & Telemundo; and “Firestone and the Warlord” by PBS Frontline and ProPublica. Meanwhile, in South Africa, the Taco Kuiper Awards
honored impressive reporting on illegal gold mining, cable theft, graft in the teacher’s union, and more.
Top Ten #ddj: What's the Data-Driven Crowd Tweeting About?
Don't miss this week's Top Ten #dd
j. Our roundup of the most popular data journalism links for March 27-April 5 includes: Should journalists learn to code?, 30+ free data tools, #ddj for beginners, asbestos in Italy, and political money in Germany. This list is determined by NodeXL
, a social media network mapping program. Need more inspiration? Check out the full series here