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Next Global Conference, Board Election, Live Events, Gauging Impact
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GIJN Weekly Bulletin -- August 10, 2015



The Next Global Conference: Amman, Joburg, or Vancouver?


Where should we hold the next Global Investigative Journalism Conference? The proposals are in for 2017. GIJN members will choose from three great sites: Amman, Jordan; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Vancouver, Canada. Voting is from October 8-10, with results announced at this year's conference in Lillehammer, Norway. What do you think?

GIJN Board Election 


In the same October election, GIJN's 118 member groups will also vote to elect board representatives. Seven of our 15 board members were elected for one year, and it's time to decide again on those seats. The election committee is accepting candidate nominations until Sept. 8. You must be nominated by a GIJN member organization. Read more here

Money for Muckraking: How Holding Live Events Can Help


To support their journalism, nonprofit investigative groups are working hard to diversify funding sources. Here's a revenue stream that some organizations are having success with: live events, ranging from public lectures and conferences to film festivals and tours.

Tools for Measuring Impact 


Our pals at INN -- the Institute for Nonprofit News -- recently hosted an online hangout on how to assess audience and impact. Here's a handy wrap-up of tools and resources discussed in the training,

GIJC15 Fellowships Update


Attention travel grant applicants: Selection is over. We've notified those who won fellowships to attend the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. If you haven't heard from us, it means you didn't win, sorry. It was very competitive, with nearly 900 applications from 109 countries. 

Top Ten #ddj


Don't miss our popular mapping of the Top Ten Tweets on Data Journalism. Last week's roundup included money and doctors in Germany; Francophone African journalists; and D3.js visualizations. The previous week featured fiscal dataviz, Tufte on corrupt evidence; ICIJ on Australian mining's African footprint; and more. 

Tips & Tools 


5 Apps to Record Tel. Interviews, Journalism News

12 Steps for Investigative Reporting, Medium

1 Million Minutes of Free Archival News Footage, Guardian 

Africa-Europe Reporting Grants, journalismfund.eu

Extractive Industries Data Tools, NRGI

Investigating Domains, TCPIPUTILS 

Global Company Records Database, Arachnys

Reporting Trip to Ecuador, IRP

Free MOOC on Corruption, MOOC Chile

Stories of the Week


Thailand: Rohingya Slaves, Thai Boats, Guardian

Russia: Dirty Cash, State Collapse, CORRECT!V
 
Ukraine: Ministers' Biz Ties, Insider

Peru: Oil's HIdden Damage, Convoca 

El Salvador: A Police Massacre, El Faro

India: Housewife Suicides Epidemic, IndiaSpend

Moldova: Grand Theft, OCCRP

Germany: Siemens' Corruption Report Card, 100Reporters

US: Trafficking Report Weakened, Reuters

US: The Drone Contracts, TBIR

US: Teens Solitary Confinement, Reveal

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