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‘Boring’ data produces important stories about traffic fines and safety

Municipal financial data isn't the most exciting topic. Here's how Code for South Africa overcame this challenge to produce a high-impact investigative story on the country's skewed traffic fines.

Chris Roper | February 25, 2016

How ProPublica produces investigative journalism that's both high quality and sustainable

At a recent University of Navarra event, ProPublica's Paul Steiger outlined the company's secrets to success — and discussed how smaller newsrooms can replicate them.

James Breiner | February 09, 2016

Why encryption doesn’t need to be an obstacle

Encryption is important for journalists worldwide. ICFJ Knight Fellow Jorge Luis Sierra breaks through the complexities of encryption systems to give readers a user-friendly guide to encryption tools. 

Jorge Luis Sierra | February 02, 2016

Journalist of the month: Shahram Haq

Journalist Shahram Haq shares his experiences and lessons learned from his time at The Express Tribune — as well as from his recent financial and business writing course with Thomson Reuters in London.

Sam Berkhead | January 27, 2016

African journalists must do more to protect themselves online

ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru lists three areas of focus and six resources that African journalists can use to increase their online safety. 

Catherine Gicheru | January 26, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: impactAFRICA offers US$500,000 to fund data-driven stories

impactAFRICA launches competition for data-driven stories, Costa Rican voters get a new app to vet candidates, and more from the Knight Fellows in this week’s roundup.

Jefferson Mok | January 25, 2016
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What the global open data index shows about Africa

ICFJ Knight Fellow Stephen Abbott Pugh looks at the Open Knowledge Foundation's 2015 global open data index to measure African countries' performance on increasing government transparency. 

Stephen Abbott Pugh | January 20, 2016

How Coda Story will add continuity to crisis coverage one story at a time

Coda Story, a nonprofit startup, will stay in crisis zones for up to a year after most journalists have left. Here's how they're reinventing the wheel of digital journalism.

Ashley Nguyen | January 19, 2016

How an Italian data journalism collaboration investigated dark money across Europe

Andrea Nelson Mauro of DataNinja.it explains how Confiscati Bene, an Italian data journalism project, investigated the EUR4 billion of confiscated goods seized across the European Union each year.

Andrea Nelson Mauro | January 15, 2016

ICFJ Knight roundup: Knight Fellow criticizes Sean Penn, says Mexican reporters face real danger

Garza Ramos weighs in on Sean Penn's visit to El Chapo; a podcast on legal resources for reporters in Africa; and more from the Knight Fellows in this week's roundup.

Alyssa Mesich | January 15, 2016

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