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

‘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.

I gave a TEDx Talk about taxation and everyone stayed awake
Simon Bowers · July 2, 2018

Explaining the contortions that multinational corporations put themselves through to avoid taxes is a journalistic challenge. Here’s one way to overcome it.

How ICIJ’s Datashare project will help journalists breach borders
Julien Martin · May 14, 2018

ICIJ’s pioneering Datashare project will radically reshape the way journalists collaborate across the world.

Poetic irony: How I went from working in finance to investigating it
Manuel Villa · February 28, 2018

ICIJ’s first Neo4j Connected Data Fellow left the finance industry to become a journalist, and found himself working with one of the largest data leaks ever.

How to work on a high-tech global project with limited internet, phone connection
Will Fitzgibbon · February 13, 2018

For Burkina Faso reporter Yacouba Ladji Bama working on a collaborative, global project has some unique challenges with internet and phone reception less than perfect.

Five digital security tools to protect your work and sources
Spencer Woodman · January 29, 2018

Here are five of the most commonly, easy-to-use, recommended security tools to keep your work, and your sources, safe.

How to investigate companies found in the Offshore Leaks Database
Cecile S. Gallego · January 23, 2018

The final in our three-part series: Now you can explore our database, it’s time to look at other publicly available data.

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