Tools and training

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. 

Datashare: Help test and improve our latest journalism tool
Will Fitzgibbon · February 5, 2019

Our data team are looking for people to test our latest collaborative journalism tool: Datashare.

‘Being a truth-teller is the greatest service to society’
Scilla Alecci · January 22, 2019

ICIJ’s Pakistani member Umar Cheema has faced trolls and torture, but that only leaves him more determined to hold the powerful to account.

Looking for answers in blacked-out documents and hidden records
Scilla Alecci · December 6, 2018

How reporters fought for accountability on health risks and conflicts of interest tied to medical devices.

Data analysis, accountability and a little humor: The best of Uncovering Asia 2018
Amy Wilson-Chapman · October 30, 2018

More than 400 investigative journalists descended on Seoul to hone their skills and develop accountability journalism.

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.

‘You need a plan A, B and C’: Lessons from Hurricane Maria
Spencer Woodman · September 13, 2018

ICIJ member Omaya Sosa Pascual and her team helped reveal Puerto Rico’s true death toll in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Now, she shares lessons on covering similar tragedies.

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.

‘I’m worried that we will run out of sources when we need them the most’
Frederik Obermaier, Bastian Obermayer and Georg Mascolo · July 30, 2018

U.S. National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden calls for whistleblower protections.

How spies and investigative reporters think alike
Simon Bowers · July 11, 2018

ICIJ member Kristof Clerix specializes in reporting on intelligence agencies and espionage, and finds his methods are similar to the spies he’s investigating.