Tools for Investigative Journalism
The growth of 'data journalism' has introduced a wide range of new methods into investigative work, from the analysis of social networks to the datamining of large collections of documents. With these new methods come new challenges, including access to data, the quality and usability of analytical tools, and strategies for sharing data across projects. Solving some of these problems will require a new generation of software. Others will require different ways of working together.
The Tools for Investigative Journalism workshop brought together 30 journalists and developers to advance the state of the art around these tools, including social network mapping and datamining tools. The group met at City University in London, September 21-22nd. Participating organizations included OpenCorporates, Poderopedia, OCCRP, Overview, Littlesis, the Guardian, and the BBC.
The workshop is part of the Influence Mapping project organized by The American Assembly.