印度人口大邦的“问题”数据

拿到官方数据你会做什么?分析数据,然后得出结论?
从中是否可以看出什么门道?
印度媒体、金融专家Bhandari没有从数据直接跳到结论。在这个过程中,他故意“找碴”,质疑数据,并得出了印度各邦政府普遍存在虚报数据的结论。
让我们看看他的质疑是否合理。

为什么记者应该对智库心存怀疑

在金钱和权利的诱惑面前,智库和其他任何机构一样,值得我们保持怀疑。一所智库最重要的品质之一是其研究的正直程度。记者可以做的是,对他们所声称的“公正性”保持怀疑,并且提供有关利益冲突可能性的信息。

深度报道的力量

深度报道影响公共政策和问责机制的例子并不少见。从小镇报纸到大城市媒体,充当监督角色的记者们不倦地追问:钱花到哪儿去了?权力是如何行使的?全球深度报道网盘点九大深具影响力的案例,向你展示深度报道的力量。

Tips & Tricks from DataHarvest

Busy months for European muckrakers and data geeks. Journalismfund.eu just organized another successful DataHarvest+ conference, with more than 200 people discussing investigative tools, data, security, funding, and more. Below, a recap of some of the best tips and tricks shared in Brussels. [View the story “Tips & Tricks from DataHarvest+” on Storify]

Investigating with Drones, Stone Tablets, and LinkedIn

This video was taken by a drone and then posted on a popular web portal in China. It provides an aerial view of the luxurious home of the son of Zhou Yongkang, the country’s security chief. There’s not much commentary here, just tracking shots of a white, two-story mansion built in the traditional style. But the real evidence showing corruption in the Zhou family wasn’t dug up by drones. Instead, it was names etched on tombstones in a village in China’s Jiangsu Province that allowed reporters to find the corruption trail.

South African Awards Showcase Impressive Investigations

Despite a tough environment for investigative reporting, South Africa’s muckrakers are turning out some of the world’s best journalism year after year. Here are the finalists and winner of the just announced Taco Kuiper Awards, that country’s highest prize for investigative journalism. In the awards presentation, Wits University Journalism Professor Anton Harber talked about the extraordinary range of reports submitted, from corrupt officials and crooks to rhino horn smuggling, bad doctors, botched circumcisions, and lion hunting.

Spurring Cross-Border Collaboration on Journalism Investigations in Latin America

More and more, Latin American journalism is thriving in the digital space. Investigative journalism platforms online are joining forces, data journalism bootcamps are taking off and there are new accelerators looking to fund innovative news projects. “In today’s world, journalists spend more time in the virtual world than in the paper stacks,” said Carlos Eduardo Huertas, director of Connectas, a nonprofit which supports transnational journalism.

YanukovychLeaks Update: “The Project Is Becoming Bigger”

The extraordinary story of how Ukrainian investigative reporters saved thousands of documents left by fleeing ex-president Viktor Yanokuvych has gone viral. YanukovychLeaks.org, the site thrown together by an impromptu team of journalists and hackers, has received more than 600,000 visitors since going live on Tuesday – and those documents have been viewed 3.8 million times. “That means people really do care about transparency. It is valued,” says Drew Sullivan of the nonprofit Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), which is helping provide resources for the project.

“The Walls Have Fallen” – Inside YanukovychLeaks Investigation

This is a great time to be an investigative journalist in Ukraine. It is a moment of big disclosures. We had been reporting on the ultra-luxurious style of Yanukovych’s life and his corrupt ties for a long period, when this information was very well-guarded and kept as a big secret. It’s like one was trying to get into a closed, dark room for a long time. And then suddenly the walls have fallen.