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GIJN Weekly Bulletin -- May 20, 2015

A Call for Collaboration: Data Mining in Cross-Border Projects 

"Over the past few years we have seen the huge potential of data and document mining in investigative journalism," write Jonathan Stray of Overview and Drew Sullivan of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project in their call for collaboration in data mining cross-border investigations. "But we need to do better. There is enormous duplication and missed opportunity." Their solution? "A federated information architecture for investigative journalism."


Mezhyhirya Fest Showcases Ukraine Investigative Journalism

The second Mezhyhirya Fest will bring together 300 journalists and activists on June 6-7 in Ukraine at the former billion-dollar estate of runaway President Viktor Yanukovych. Mezhyhirya was ground zero for YanukovychLeaks, the team that saved and reported on thousands of documents left by Ukraine's fleeing ex-leader. This year the event focuses on war crimes, military mistakes, and journalist safety.


Segnini on Investigating with Databases & Data Quality

Never before have journalists had so much access to information. But to fully capture the value of data, we must be able to distinguish between questionable and quality information, and be able to find real stories amid all of the noise. Find that and more in this excerpt from the new Verification Handbook by investigative reporter and visiting professor at Columbia J-School Giannina Segnini, published by the European Journalism Center. 

Also on GIJN.org


Top Ten #ddj: The Week's Most Popular Journalism Links (May 8-14), GIJN and Connected Action
 

Tips & Tools 


Searching People on Google Maps, Henk van Ess

Online Journalism Awards, ONA

4 Mistakes in Data Journalism, Clara Guibourg  

3 Tools to Measure Impact, IJNet

Math for Journos MOOC, UTKnight Center

Adding Meta Tags, StoryBench

How to Read NYT Free, CIO

Animated GIFs for Stories, FOLD

Mobile Journalism Kit, journalism.co  

Stories of the Week


Chechen Top Cop's Underage Marriage, Novaya Gazeta

The Trouble with Chicken, PBS Frontline 

Secret Diamond Royalties, CBC

Nanjing Tanker's Bad Loans, Caixin/ Lloyd's List

Baltimore Police Omerta, Buzzfeed

Inside an Oligarch, RISE Moldova

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