Next week: Tune in the results of a national research study into investigative journalism

Next week the results of a national survey research project conducted by AR&D and IRE will be revealed. Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, July 30 at 11 a.m. Central Time.  What types of investigative stories are the most compelling? Why might investigative reporting save your newsroom? Is the crowd ready to help you…

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ProPublica releases open source version of Free the Files

The ProPublica News Apps team on Tuesday released Transcribable, an open source version of its Free the Files project, a web application that enabled the team to crowdsource a massive cache of campaign advertising spending documents. The open source version allows anyone with a DocumentCloud account to create their own application and start crowdsourcing their…

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Dealing with inaccessible data and finding a needle in a million haystacks

By Jordan Gass-Poore’ Amanda Zamora of ProPublica answers questions during a panel on how to build a thorough data-based investigation with inaccessible, incomprehensible, and indeterminate data. Photo: Travis Hartman. Leading journalism professionals spoke about the search for finding meaning in messy data during Thursday morning’s session “Finding the needles in a million haystacks: How to build…

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Data journalism around the globe

Need a vacation but can’t imagine the outer darkness that is you without your work? Why not take it with you to exotic northern Europe. In “Data Journalism Around the Globe” panelists trotted out some of the best  data projects coming from our cousins on the continent in the German, Danish and Scandinavian press. Many…

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