Crowdfunding Guide, More Tips & Tools
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GIJN Weekly Bulletin -- Feb. 18, 2015

A Journalist's Guide

At a time when the media is struggling to support serious journalism, investigative reporters increasingly are turning to crowdfunding. The field is growing quickly and success stories abound, but the challenges are many. For the latest in our resource pages, GIJN has gathered tips and strategies from the best sites and blogs, with a guide to global and regional crowdfunding sites most suited for media projects. Let us know what we've missed! 

The Research Desk:
Data Thefts, Map Compare & More

The latest roundup from GIJN's Research Desk is full of great tools and tips: global statistics on data breaches from a new report; data on broadband worldwide in the new Fourth International Broadband Data Report; side-by-side comparisons of different maps using Geofabrik's Map Compare; and research reports by the UK House of Commons. All free. 

Also on

Top Ten #ddj: The Week's Most Popular Journalism Links, GIJN and Connected Action

US Muckrakers' Top Worry: Resources, not Security, Pew Research Center

Freelance Protection Standards, Dart Center

Geolocation Aggregator, GIJN 

House of Commons Research, GIJN 

CBC's Rosner on Muckraking, TEDx

Blockbuster Blog Checklist, Resource Media

Stopping Dead Links, NiemanLab

How to Brand Yourself, IJNet
Stories of the Week

India's Blood Black Market, BBC

Triad Boss's Montenegro Biz, Montenegro CIR

Armenian PM's Booming Family Biz Empire, HETQ

Azerbaijan Human Rights, SRF (video)

Detainee Abuse, CIR

Jailers Without Jails, KYCIR

Medical Fraud, CIJ-Nepal

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