Tipsheets

Browse more 5,000 tipsheets from our national conferences and Watchdog Workshops on how to cover specific beats, conduct a great interview and learn countless tips on where to find the information you need.

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  • Finding your target in the money laundering capital of the world

    David Cameron pledged to break the wall of corporate secrecy when he was British prime minister, and two key datasets were released in late 2017: - The PSC register unmasks the true owners of companies registered in the UK. It has thousands of Americans and overseas nationals - Land ownership property data in the U.K. has been made available — owning property here is favored method to launder money by corrupt individuals the world over. As a result, the assets and cash of corrupt individuals may be hiding in plain sight. In this class, we will follow three prominent individuals, including a U.S. president, through the newly available datasets to show how and why you should turn to the U.K. and her territories to investigate your target.

    Tags: money laundering; uk; united kingdom

    By Leila Haddou

    2018

  • NICAR 2018 install guide

    Meantime, Here's how IRE set up the PC and Mac laptops for #NICAR18. (Keep in mind that you may not need all of these tools at once.) https://github.com/ireapps/install-guides/blob/master/car18.md

    Tags: ire; install; pc; mac; software

    By Cody Winchester

    2018

  • Finding International Data: Where to look in Africa

    Are you still calling colleagues overseas to get international records? There are oceans of relevant datasets across the world that can be accessed instantaneously.

    Tags: international; records; data

    By Nana Boakye-Yiadom

    2018

  • No passport needed: Finding relevant international data

    Are you still calling colleagues overseas to get international records? There are oceans of relevant datasets across the world that can be accessed instantaneously.

    Tags: international; records; data

    By Giannina Segnini

    2018

  • Methods and Resources to Find Relevant Cross-Border Data for your Reporting

    Are you still calling colleagues overseas to get international records? There are oceans of relevant datasets across the world that can be accessed instantaneously.

    Tags: international; records; data

    By Pınar Dağ

    2018

  • JavaScript: Reactive frameworks without fear Github repo

    React, Vue, Svelte, Angular – reactive JavaScript frameworks are a dime a dozen, and they’re all pretty intimidating. In this tutorial, we’ll give you a high-level overview of what these frameworks do and how you should think about using them. We’ll also dive into the basic usage of a couple of the more popular options – React and Vue. https://github.com/The-Politico/nicar2018_reactive-frameworks

    Tags: javascript; reactive; frameworks; vue; react

    By Tyler Fisher; Jon McClure

    2018

  • Sensor journalism: How do we do it and what are the limits?

    Journalists are using a wide range of sensors to find stories, from spectrometers in space to cameras on drones to Raspberry Pis on the street. Learn about our processes, what we'd like to see more of, the challenges and the variety of ethical frameworks that may overlap and even contradict each other.

    Tags: sensor; drones; spectrometers

    By Marianne Bouchart

    2018

  • Creating a data culture that lasts

    How can news organizations create a sustainable culture for data and interactive journalism? In some cases, when one dynamic, charismatic CAR leader leaves for a new job, the data team left behind suffers and struggles to rebuild. Get practical advice and tips on ways to build a data culture in your newsroom that's sustainable and independent of any one staffer. How can data teams make a lasting impact on newsroom leadership and culture?

    Tags: culture; data; newsroom; leadership

    By Tom Meagher; Annie Daniel; Mark Nichols

    2018

  • Using data and records to investigate voting - slideshow

    Voting is a private act that produces a ton of public records. Learn what those records are, how you can get them and what you can (and can't) use them for. You'll also learn about ways advocates use this data badly and what you should know before you report on lawsuits and accusations of voter fraud.

    Tags: voters; voting; election; public records

    By Jessica Huseman; Doug Moore; Ryan Thornburg

    2018

  • Using data and records to investigate voting

    Voting is a private act that produces a ton of public records. Learn what those records are, how you can get them and what you can (and can't) use them for. You'll also learn about ways advocates use this data badly and what you should know before you report on lawsuits and accusations of voter fraud.

    Tags: voters; voting; election; public records

    By Jessica Huseman

    2018