November 14, 2015

dig deeper

Work in progress / Under mantainance


Resources for researchers and journalists 

The Global Investigative Journalism Network website is a golden mine of resources, from Grants and Fellowships to Investigative Journalism Manuals to Safety and Security and Tipsheets, Manual and Resources.

Don’t miss: A Guide to Investigative Books and Films.

IRE Investigative Reporters and Editors is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of investigative reporting. IRE was formed in 1975 to create a forum in which journalists throughout the world could help each other by sharing story ideas, newsgathering techniques and news sources. IRE provides members access to thousands of reporting tip sheets and other materials through its resource center and hosts conferences and specialized training throughout the country. Programs of IRE include the National Institute for Computer Assisted Reporting and DocumentCloud.

The UNESCO manual Story-Based Inquiry, available in English, Chinese, Arabic and French, focuses on the hypothesis-based inquiry approach, which takes the basic assumption that a story is only a hypothesis until verified. The methods and skills applying to every step of the investigative process, from conception to research, writing, quality control and dissemination, have been thoroughly analyzed and are well illustrated by case studies in each chapter. The authors website goes beyond it and offers courses, workshops and a lot of literature on investigative journalism technics and ethics.

A collection of resources by Margot Williams, from the GIJN 2015 Conference in Lillehammer.

95 Tools for Investigative Journalists by Journalism Tools

The Value of Slow Journalism by Nieman Reports

History of Data Journalism: a Timeline.


accuracy, double check, bad journalism

Regret the Error. Craig Silverman reports on trends and issues regarding media accuracy and the discipline of verification. Stories about errors, corrections, fact checking and verification

The Gay Girl In Damascus That Wasn’t a Storify by Andy Carvin

Never please do such a thing. Watch the famous CNN Fake Newscast.







netzwerk recherche 

correct!v The first nonprofit investigative newsroom in the German-speaking world. Its goal: to give citizens access to information.


Investigative Reporting Project Italy 


Safety, security

Safety Net Manual – Guidelines for Journalists in Extraordinary or Emergency Situations

Protect your privacy. Defend yourself against network surveillance and traffic analysis. If you work as an investigative journalist, you have many reasons to do that! The easiest way is to get Tor on your computer. Believe me, is not difficult to install and use. Just sometimes a little slow. Watch in this animation how that works.


more to read and watch, get inspired

ICIJ The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists is a global network of more than 190 investigative journalists in more than 65 countries who collaborate on in-depth investigative stories.

Reveal – Center for Investigative Reporting  The mission of The Center for Investigative Reporting is to engage and empower the public through investigative journalism and groundbreaking storytelling.

The Center for Public Integrity was founded in 1989 and it’s a nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations. Its mission: To serve democracy by revealing abuses of power, corruption and betrayal of public trust by powerful public and private institutions, using the tools of investigative journalism.

Democracy Now! a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

GAP MINDER by Hans Rosling. A fact-based worldview.


basic tools to survive without being a geek

Tiny URL: shortens that long URL (that is, a Internet address). Useful to send links per email and be sure that the receiver won’t get in trouble.

Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, and more. Don’t miss the Way Back Machine: how was that webpage looking in the past?

I don’t like Facebook. It’s a huge database of people private life, scary! I find its strategies rather slimy (i.E. when you get a message, Your friend didn’t publish a personal photo, help him out by posting one!). Troubling also, that it is so damned difficult to eliminate an account or get in contact with a human. This page has the answer: dozens of contacts to work out any Facebook-related issue you might have.