Global Disruptors

Global Disruptors

Journalists join with hackers and scientists to report on water quality

In Brazil, rapid urbanization appears to be contaminating the water supply. It's an important story, but often there...

Gustavo Faleiros | November 14, 2014

FlashCast gives news outlets a new way to engage commuters

FlashCast marries LED displays on buses with a mobile, location-based software system to deliver news and information to commuters.

Mandy de Waal | October 27, 2014

Yo Intervengo mobile app will empower citizens to track public works projects

In Colombia, the winners of a US$10,000 prize are building an app to shine a light on corruption in public spending.

Jessica Weiss | October 17, 2014

What I learned as a Media Factory entrepreneur

One hundred fifteen teams presented...

Rodolfo A. Rico | October 13, 2014

WaziMap frees South Africa's public data to make it more useful to reporters and newsrooms

The platform makes difficult-to-access census and other data user-friendly for cash-strapped, understaffed newsrooms.

Mandy de Waal | September 22, 2014

Mapping attacks on journalists can help newsrooms assess risks

Visualizations of attacks can help newsrooms identify potential dangers, as well as needed security training and protocols, for their reporters.

Javier Garza | September 12, 2014

Fusion's interactive team wants to change the way people engage with stories

The latest addition to the millennial-aimed Fusion network, the interactive team brings "cinematic and multimedia tradition into online news."

Carolina Wilson | August 27, 2014

New geojournalism site CartoChaco reveals deforestation in South America's Gran Chaco region

A new data-driven journalism platform launched today to expose environmental threats to South America’s Gran Chaco region, which suffers from the world’s highest deforestation rate.

Jennifer Dorroh | July 28, 2014

Data journalism platform evolves into voter registration system in Malawi

A new version of GotToVote!, the platform originally created to help voters find their polling stations in Kenya, was adopted by elections officials in Malawi to verify voters.

Mandy de Waal | July 22, 2014

Five projects that 'Follow the Money' in Latin America receive HacksLabs funding

Five data-driven projects produced during the regional hackathon La Ruta de Dinero (The Money Trail) will receive support from HacksLabs, the first accelerator of data journalism projects in Latin America.

Mariano Blejman | July 22, 2014