Stating that “democracies die in darkness,” investigative reporter Bob Woodward praised two journalists named as this year’s Knight International Journalism Award winners for their brave work in bringing truth to light.
Data that include location information or geodata are valuable but underutilized resources for journalists, says Knight Fellow Gustavo Faleiros. He says newsrooms should take advantage of the increased availability of searchable data to find patterns and to add context to stories.
Bisnow, a leading D.C. media company that produces online newsletters for local business communities, spotlights ICFJ's annual Awards Dinner in the Nov. 6th edition of its Association and Nonprofit newsletter.
Knight International Journalism Fellow Justin Arenstein works with the African Media Initiative to, among other things, encourage the use of data in reporting. He speaks about his work and the importance of open data and NGOs on La Nacion’s data blog.
As a Knight International Journalism Fellow Kathie Klarreich built the capacity of Haitian journalists to investigate how aid that poured into the country after the 2010 earthquake is being used. In a recent piece in The Nation Klarreich explains how NGOs used these funds, circumventing the government and ignoring the real needs of the people.
In the run-up to the Sao Paulo's Oct. 7 municipal elections, one newsroom has reimagined data from nearly two decades as an animated video that engages the public and draws people to its website and YouTube channel. Folha de Sao Paulo, a daily newspaper and partner of Knight Fellow Gustavo Faleiros, took voting data from every municipal, regional and national election since 1994 and mapped the locations of votes throughout Sao Paulo.