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7 New Members, 10 Commandments, ForoCAP & Les Jours
GIJN Bulletin -- June 19, 2019
Please join us in welcoming seven new members from seven countries into GIJN's growing family: The New Humanitarian (Switzerland), Journalism Practitioners’ Forum (Japan), Nashi Groshi Lviv (Ukraine), Pakistan Press Foundation (Pakistan), Investico (Netherlands) and our first members in Bolivia, Fundacion Blue Foresta, and Lesotho, MNN Centre for Investigative Journalism. These groups bring GIJN’s global membership to 182 organizations in 77 countries. Interested in joining? Membership is open to nonprofits working to support investigative journalism.
10 Commandments for Journalists
Should we sacrifice the good reporter for the editor, the investigator for the manager and the newshound for the head of audience development? Colombian reporter Ginna Morelo penned these 10 Commandments of the Journalist to remind us what we shouldn't sacrifice as journalists in this ever-evolving industry.
Les Jours' Obsessions
“Synopsis,” “soundtrack,” “episode,” “mood”… This is the language used daily within the Parisian offices of Les Jours. But don’t let its vocabulary fool you: While the three-year old media company borrows the codes of TV fiction producers, it actually runs a hard-hitting investigative news site. Olivier Holmey writes for GIJN on Les Jours' idea to serialize the news, breaking stories down into nail-biting episode after episode for readers.
A Moving Forum in Central America
Art has the power to touch others in a more direct and at times disturbing ways when journalism fails to do so. This caused GIJN's Spanish Editor Catalina Lobo-Guerrero to ponder: Have we become so obsessed with data and facts that we've forgotten to tell moving stories with characters? In this piece, she recaps the uncomfortable questions and needed conversations that occurred at ForoCAP, the Central American Journalism Forum.
Break News at GIJC19
Got a big announcement? Have a new story or report ready to release? Break it at the Global Investigative Journalism Conference this September. We'll promote to all 1200 expected attendees from 130 countries, including a press release with links to your story and organization. We've already signed up new reporting guides, just-released books, a new reporting network, and a hot new podcast. Contact us at [log in to unmask]. And don't forget early bird registration ends July 15.
Also on GIJN.org
GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: Avengers on the Move, Nonprofit Tax Filings, Visualizing Uncertainty, Eunice Au & Connected Action
How Networked Reporting Can Boost Your Reporting — and Your Source Pool, Melanie Sill
Six Lessons from Reporting "Heartbroken," Neil Bedi
Document of the Day: How Ukrainian Billionaires Allegedly Laundered Money in the US, GIJN Staff
With the Proliferation of Fake Profiles, Old School Vetting Signals Don’t Work, Mike Caulfield
GIJN’s Data Journalism Top 10: European Election, Data via Audio, Tax Fraud & Parserator, Eunice Au & Connected Action
Tips & Tools
Free Webinar: Finding People Online, GIJN
IRE19 Tipsheets & Presentations, IRE
50-Country Website Checker, AccessCheck
Must-Have Apps for Mobile Journalists, Journalism.co.uk
Fact-checkers Legal Support, MLDI
Reporting Grants for Eastern Europe, Rptg. Democracy
Funding for Cross-Border Commodity Stories, Mongabay
Democracy Fellowships, NED
Google News Initiative Innovation Challenges, GNI
Digital Integrity Fellowship, OTF
Voter Turnout Database, IDEA
MozFest Call for Proposals, Mozilla
Not a Newsletter Guide, Oshinsky
Stories of the Week
Brazil: Lava Jato and Lula, The Intercept
BiH: Corrupt Officials Buy Freedom, CIN
Venezuela: Dark Cacao, Efecto Cocuyo, Connectas & ICFJ
US: A YouTube Radical, NYT
Russia: Behind the Kremlin’s Media Control, OCCRP
Ukraine: Stolen Apartments,
India: A Guru's Amassing of Land, Bus. Standard
US: The Uber Game, FT
Europe: The Unknown Pesticides, Inv. Rptg. Denmark, et. al.
Venezuela: How 7 Tons of Gold Vanished in Africa, WSJ
Global: Green Blood, Forbidden Stories
Data Journalism Awards Winners, GEN
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