一周数据新闻榜(3.6-3.12)

为什么说开放数据可以促进民主?到底谁在出卖我们的隐私数据?希腊到底欠了多少债?2015数据新闻年会的最新成果?GIJN独家栏目“每周数据新闻榜”,来看看本期精选吧。

福岛危机后:进击的日本调查记者

尽管日本前不久刚通过的保密法进一步限制了新闻自由,一些日本调查记者们仍然在努力寻找新途径进行深度报道。日本调查记者现在遭遇的困境是,他们需要找到适合自己的可持续商业模式。

阿拉伯新闻的困境:报道在哪里?

阿拉伯媒体的主体——无论纸媒还是网媒——大多依靠国家或国际通讯社生产的新闻。阿拉伯语报纸头版唯一的原创内容是标题,他们总是迷恋数字而非人的故事。如果这些媒体只发表独家报道,还会有几家存活?

我们为什么要来亚洲

在过去的20年间,深度报道机构在世界各地蓬勃发展,亚洲却成为这一潮流中的“三无”地区:没有调查网络、没有年度会议、没有支持深度报道的基金。但历史站在我们这一边。聪明的领导人知道,要实行反腐和政府问责,他们需要一个深度报道媒体。

Covering the Money behind the Millennium Development Goals

There are the two essential questions a reporter covering business, the economy, or just about any topic should always ask: ‘How much does it cost?’ and ‘Where will you get the money from?’. These simple questions are not only key to gaining information about your current story’s topic, but they offer greater insight into reasons for decisions that have a direct impact on a country and its citizens.

Global Is Local, Local Is Global: Tips on Covering the Environment

The environment is the overarching issue of the 21st century for two reasons:
1. The environment includes and touches everything: air, water, food, health, climate, energy, development, poverty, economics—the list could go on without end.
2. Nearly every major environmental indicator is in decline.
We are pushing up against the limits of the Earth’s ability to support us. Climate change, biodiversity loss, and nitrogen pollution are moving toward crisis levels, according to recent studies. There is little public awareness of this reality, which means journalists covering the environment have a plethora of important stories to cover.

One Problem, Many Dimensions: Tips on Covering Poverty

There are many different concepts and definitions of poverty. According to the Oxford University Poverty and Human Development Initiative, ‘Poverty is often defined by one-dimensional measures, such as income. But no one indicator alone can capture the multiple aspects that constitute poverty. Multidimensional poverty is made up of several factors that constitute poor people’s experience of deprivation–such as poor health, lack of education, inadequate living standard, lack of income (as one of several factors considered), disempowerment, poor quality of work and threat from violence.’