Data journalism

Data guru Helena Bengtsson seeks justice through spreadsheets
Razzan Nakhlawi · October 9, 2018

Swedish data journalist Helena Bengtsson investigates socioeconomic disparities in schools and housing.

Web scraping: How to harvest data for untold stories
Razzan Nakhlawi · September 25, 2018

Web scraping gives you access to information living on the internet. If you can view it on a website, you can harvest it. Here’s how.

The financial benefits of major investigations
GIJN · September 20, 2018

Here’s GIJN’s pocket-guide to five investigations whose financial impact is quantifiably great.

How machine learning is revolutionizing journalism
Rigoberto Carvajal · August 22, 2018

The rise of the machine has freed ICIJ members globally to pore over millions of documents in a custom-built search engine.

Nine essential tools from ICIJ’s data journalism and programming experts
Caroline Kubzansky · August 8, 2018

How do you tackle some of history’s largest data leaks? ICIJ’s data journalists, gurus and programmers share the secrets of their digital toolbelts.

How investigative journalism exposed the Swiss tax ‘rip off’
Martha M. Hamilton · August 7, 2018

ICIJ member Oliver Zihlmann is part of a team of investigative reporters working to bring change to one of the most important tax havens in the world.

PGP encryption isn’t dead, despite the panic over EFAIL
Razzan Nakhlawi · July 24, 2018

ICIJ relies on PGP encryption every day, so we’ve been watching the EFAIL vulnerabilities debate closely. Is PGP dead? We don’t think so.

Behind the scenes of the largest-ever West African journalism collaboration
ICIJ · July 10, 2018

A new documentary reveals the challenges and triumphs of the West Africa Leaks investigation.

How ICIJ deals with massive data dumps like the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers
Pierre Romera and Cecile S. Gallego · July 3, 2018

Often we face the challenge of digging through gigantic amounts of data. Here’s how we make this endeavor more efficient and less time consuming.

New Leak Reveals Chaotic Aftermath Of Panama Papers
Will Fitzgibbon · June 20, 2018

The latest leak of internal documents reveals the panic that marked the beginning of the end for Mossack Fonseca.