Data journalism

We Used AI to Identify the Sex of 340,000 People Harmed by Medical Devices
Marina Walker Guevara · November 25, 2019

The FDA won’t release data about whether patients were female or male, so ICIJ joined forces with Stanford to find answers.

Safety data from 20 countries added to Implant Files database
Delphine Reuter, Pauliina Siniauer, Margot Williams and 3 more · November 25, 2019

The International Medical Device Database now has more than 120,000 records about faulty or even dangerous medical devices from 46 countries.

What is Datashare? FAQs about our document analysis software
Soline Ledésert · November 4, 2019

What makes ICIJ’s secure open-source software different from other tools? We answer some of the common questions about Datashare.

Using the power of machines to complete impossible reporting tasks
Spencer Woodman · October 22, 2019

Machine learning can help journalists by identifying files more likely to contain stories, for example, finding information-rich tax returns from a massive trove of documents.

My new friend is a news bot from Chile called LaBot
Kyra Gurney · October 7, 2019

If news talks more like your friends, it will be harder to ignore. That’s the rationale behind LaBot, a digital chat tool created by Chilean journalists.

Counting the dead: How statistics can find unreported killings
Kyra Gurney · September 17, 2019

When investigative journalists Sheila Coronel and her team began counting drug-related killings in the Philippines last year they turned to statistician Patrick Ball to reveal the truth.

Five ways we can seize journalism’s ‘hot mess’ moment
Marina Walker Guevara · August 30, 2019

What a dance class at Stanford taught me about destabilization, chaos, and journalism.

Five Companies That Went Thousands of Miles to Use Mauritius
Delphine Reuter · August 6, 2019

Here are five companies that illustrate the vast geographic reach of Mauritius as a tax haven.

ICIJ Publishes List of Mauritian Companies Used by Conyers’ Corporate Clients
Delphine Reuter · July 23, 2019

Explore the details of more than 200 companies from Mauritius Leaks including Whirlpool, Total S.A. and Mayo Clinic.

Top tips and tricks for going global with FOI
Karrie Kehoe · July 16, 2019

Freedom of Information requests are powerful weapons in the arsenal of a canny reporter. Here are some tips to help you launch a global FOI project.