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Tips for reporting on early development: Find the children behind the data

How can journalists improve their coverage of early childhood development? A recent ICFJ and World Bank webinar offered guidance. 

Jerri Eddings | September 19, 2016

14 free digital tools that any newsroom can use

Steal our tools! Ahead of the 2016 Online News Association conference, here are 14 digital tools from the ICFJ Knight Fellows that any newsroom can use.

Sara Olstad | September 14, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: African fund for innovative journalism now accepting pitches for investigative stories

impactAFRICA launches investigative reporting contest, webinar on low-cost mobile apps and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s Roundup.

Sara Olstad | September 02, 2016

How to use open source information to investigate stories online

What does it take to be an effective online investigator? In today's digital world, verifying open source information plays a huge role, writes Bellingcat's Eliot Higgins.

Eliot Higgins | August 29, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Low-cost news apps give smaller organizations a "push"

Easy-to-use, customizable news app, security training for U.S.-Mexico border journalists and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Sara Olstad | August 05, 2016

How a team of journalists investigated Europe’s EUR1.2 billion arms trade with the Middle East

OCCRP reporters recently collaborated with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network to uncover Europe's arms trade that sends thousands of tons of arms and ammunition to the Middle East.

Elyssa Pachico | August 04, 2016

Secure messaging apps: The pros and cons of each platform

Messaging apps are the new front line in ensuring secure communications between journalists, sources and contacts. Here are several different options and their pros and cons.

Christopher Guess | July 06, 2016

Essential tech tools and tips for protecting your sources

The Wall Street Journal’s Jennifer Valentino-DeVries offers guidance for keeping sensitive sources safe in the digital space.

Sam Berkhead | July 05, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Investigative journalism tools “stolen” at conference

Knight Fellows speak at IRE, Pakistani news station adopts Facebook Live and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Sara Olstad | July 01, 2016

Hungarian journalists launch investigative site Direkt36 following press crackdown

András Pethő of Direkt36 discusses how the news outlet has overcome Hungary's harsh press freedom climate to produce investigative reporting.

Ines Kagubare | June 23, 2016

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