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GIJN Weekly Bulletin -- November 18, 2015

Fifty Years of Journalism and Data

Think you know the story of data journalism? It's bigger and broader than you might know. Here's a great overview by Brant Houston, author of the seminal Computer-Assisted Reporting (and GIJN board chair). It all started, he writes, "in 1952 when the CBS network in the United States tried to use experts with a mainframe computer to predict the outcome of the presidential election..."

Muckrakers Meet in Africa, LatAm

More meet-ups for muckrakers. Several hundred gathered last week in Johannesburg for Power Reporting, Africa's largest investigative journalism conference. In Buenos Aires, the Argentinian Journalism Forum (FOPEA) gave out its second annual investigative journalism awards. And in Puerto Rico, journalists attended the First Caribbean Meeting of Investigative Journalists. Find more events on GIJN's calendar page.  

A Bigger Toolbox

Lots of new resources for everyone: In the latest Research Desk you'll find data sets on company violations, road safety, terrorism, and global business regulations. And we've added to GIJN's Resource Center some of the most popular tip sheets from our global conference, including Mobile Journalism, Investigating the Shipping Industry, Social Media Research Tools, and Top Ten Research Tools.  

Get Connected 

Big thanks to our Twitter pals for pushing us past 10,000 followers this week! Twitter is just one of a dozen ways you can connect to GIJN's global networks. We've uploaded new videos to our growing YouTube channel. Our Global-L listserv and LinkedIn communities are great places to find colleagues and get advice from around the world. We're also in Chinese and Spanish. And don't forget Facebook!

Also on

Media Innovators Inspire Hope Around the World, James Breiner

Top Ten #ddj: The Week’s Most Popular Data Journalism Links, (Nov. 9-16) & (Oct. 29 - Nov.9) GIJN Staff & Connected Action. 

Tips & Tools 

10 Mobile Reporting Apps, EJO

Encryption Tools, Journalism News

Data Training Videos, NICAR

Exposing Poisoned Water, CJR

Global Quality of Death Index, Economist

Global Prosperity Index, Legatum

Persuasive Maps, Nat'l Geographic

Stories of the Week 

Egypt: A Secret Military Trial, Hossam Bahgat

India: Top Cop’s Meetings, dna 

US: Exxon & Climate Change, Inside Climate News

Russia: Kolpashevo’s Mass Graves, Sergey Parkhomenko

Pakistan: An Unreported Murder, Daily Times 

US: How DuPont Poisoned Parkersburg, HuffPost

China: Beijing’s Covert Radio, Reuters

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