6 Methods to Dig Into COVID Data for Investigative Journalists

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0:00 – Intro by Anne Koch (GIJN)
4:30 – Six ways to use data tomonitor pandemic-related changes by Giannina Segnini (Columbia University)
21:46 – Methodology for working with data by Rigoberto Carvajal (CLIP)
13:38 – Methodology #1: working with aggregated data by Rigoberto Carvajal (CLIP)
22:42 – Methodology #2: working with granular data by Rigoberto Carvajal (CLIP)
39:53 – Methodology #3: estimating Coronavirus deaths by Giannina Segnini (Columbia University)
46:27 – Methodology #4: using mobility data to find stories by Giannina Segnini (Columbia University)
53:51 – Methodology #5: build your own dashboards to uncover relevant changes by Giannina Segnini (Columbia University)
1:00:05 – Methodology #6: using international trade data to uncover disruptions in the supply chain by Giannina Segnini (Columbia University)
1:06:57 – Q&A with audience by Majdoleen Hasan (GIJN)

GIJN’s COVID-19 Resources: https://bit.ly/3cdmdEQ

Resources mentioned during the webinar: https://buff.ly/3fV9ckf

The global pandemic is producing a tsunami of data, and getting a grip on all the numbers is essential. Data journalism can not only fill out an incomplete story but also reveal hidden issues, and it’s critical to be able to analyze published data, find new data sources and understand how to work with the numbers. GIJN’s latest webinar, Digging into the Data, part of our series Investigating the Pandemic, offers cutting-edge tips from two leading data journalism experts.

Giannina Segnini is Director of the Master of Science Data Journalism Program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. While head of the investigative team at La Nacion in Costa Rica, her team’s investigations led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public servants, including three former presidents. Segnini has trained journalists across the Americas in data journalism. She’s one of the five founding members of The Latin American Center for Investigative Journalism (CLIP, for its acronym in Spanish) and has received several international prizes for her work.

Rigoberto Carvajal works with Giannina Segnini at CLIP. Previously he was the data expert for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, where he worked on The Panama Papers and other major investigations. Among his projects was transforming ICIJ’s Offshore Leaks database into an interactive web application which lets journalists and the public explore the secretive networks of the offshore world. He is a computer engineer by training and has extensive experience in software development and database administration and analysis.

This webinar is part of our GIJN series, Investigating the Pandemic. Watch our Twitter feed @gijn and newsletter (https://bit.ly/3f2WNLL) for details of coming programs.

he Global Investigative Journalism Network is an international association of journalism organizations that support the training and sharing of information among investigative and data journalists—with special attention to those from repressive regimes and marginalized communities.

Our key activities include:

Providing resources and networking services to investigative journalists worldwide;
Publishing in multiple languages and on multiple platforms the latest tools, techniques and opportunities for those in the field;
Helping organize and promote regional and international training conferences and workshops;
Assisting in the formation and sustainability of journalism organizations involved in investigative reporting and data journalism around the world;
Supporting and promoting best practices in investigative and data journalism;
Supporting and promoting efforts to ensure free access to public documents and data worldwide.

Find more information on our website: https://gijn.org

Read more on the GIJN resource page, Investigative Journalism: Defining the Craft: https://gijn.org/resources/investigative-journalism-defining-the-craft/ .

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