ICFJ Anywhere offers webinar on digital research tools for investigative reporters [Worldwide]

ICFJ Anywhere offers webinar on digital research tools for investigative reporters [Worldwide]

Posted on November 26, 2014


December 09, 2014

Journalists worldwide interested in learning about using digital tools to locate hard-to-find information can attend a free webinar. 

ICFJ Anywhere is offering the third in a series of webinars for journalists supported by the Dow Jones Foundation. In an hour-long discussion, ICFJ Knight International Journalism Fellow Friedrich Lindenberg will review key digital tools that journalists can use to dig deeper for relevant sources, information and data.

The discussion will begin at 10:00 a.m. EST / 3 p.m. UTC on Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014. The webinar will be hosted through Google+ Hangout here. The Hangout will be created on the day of the event.

Participants can enter the channel here at 10 a.m. EST / 3 p.m. UTC to see the Hangout. They can interact with Lindenberg and other participants in a question-and-answer format by sending in questions via the YouTube chat or this Twitter hashtag: #icfjdigital.

Lindenberg will give examples of how reporters have successfully used tools such as OpenCorporates, Fusion Tables, and the Investigative Dashboard created by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) to produce evidence-based stories that have had a significant impact.

As an ICFJ Knight Fellow, Lindenberg works with journalists and watchdog organizations to develop data resources and investigative tools for Code for Africa and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting. With a background in media studies, Lindenberg’s work fuses software development, journalism and open-government advocacy. In 2013, he was part of the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews program. He spent the year working as a news technologist and data journalist at Spiegel Online, Germany’s largest online news portal, based in Hamburg. A data-journalism expert, Lindenberg  has contributed to journalist training workshops in Europe, Africa and South America.

HIs recent blog for IJNet about using digital tools for investigative reporting is available here.