DATA JOURNALISM


How to investigate companies found in the Offshore Leaks Database

How to cross-reference the 785,000 records in our Offshore Leaks Database with public records and other datasets, and expand your search for the next big offshore story.

Tools and training

ICIJ’s Marina Walker Guevara recognized for outstanding commitment to journalism
Zshekinah Collier · October 3, 2019

Marina Walker Guevara says the key to successful investigations are deep trust, harnessing technology and working together.

I wanted immigration detention complex blueprints, but all I got was a hefty legal letter.
Spencer Woodman · September 23, 2019

I wanted to shed light on the future use of solitary confinement, but instead, I got a hefty envelope from a private law firm.

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.

I’m a Stubborn, Headstrong, Obsessive Know-It-All. If I Can Collaborate, You Can, Too.
Ben Hallman · September 5, 2019

Five years ago, against my reporter instincts, I agreed to collaborate with ICIJ. That decision changed my career, and the way I think about journalism. 

Regaining the Power of Publication With Collaborative Journalism
Hamish Boland-Rudder · August 18, 2019

Collaborative journalism – particularly across borders – has helped re-empower journalists at a critical moment in the history of the profession.

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.

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Come one, come all – we’re opening ICIJ Insiders up to every donor

— The support of ICIJ Insiders helps us stay fearless and powerful, so we’re improving our membership program.

My new friend is a news bot from Chile called LaBot
The Laundromat screening taps into DC’s focus on whistleblowers
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