A journalist’s hunt for coronavirus data exposes Brazil’s real death toll

With the help of two former students, Marcelo Soares has collected data showing that deaths from COVID-19 in Brazil cities are far higher than authorities claim.

“In March, in the early days of the pandemic in Brazil, I was intrigued by the lack of detailed data in the Health ministry,” Soares said. “They only published case counts aggregated by state, with a delay in comparison to what state secretaries published.”

IJEC supports GIJN’s statement on attacks against journalists

The Investigative Journalism Education Consortium supports the Global Investigative Journalism Network’s condemnation of law enforcement attacks against journalists covering protests in the United States.

Our collaborative partner GIJN issued a statement about the treatment of journalists who are covering the nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25.

GIJC19 Academic Track Reader

The Investigative Journalism Education Consortium is pleased to announce that all the research papers selected for the Global Investigative Journalism Conference 2019 are now available in a reader.

The collection includes 25 papers, 17 of which were presented at the conference, and which were selected from a pool of nearly 70 submitted abstracts.

GuideStar and Foundation Center are Merging

The free non-profit document search engine GuideStar is merging with the Foundation Center — which has been gathering documents on foundations since 1956 — after a decade of getting to know each other. The current web addresses still work but eventually they will be at https://candid.org/ where there is more information on the merger.

Spatial Journalism Newsletter Features UIUC Associate Professor

Last week’s Spatial Journalism Newsletter by Amy Schmitz Weiss of the San Diego State University featured a trove of new developments in digital journalism. She highlighted a Medium post on the place-based consequences media is faced with today written by Nikki Usher of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IJEC’s home base. 

The newsletter also features pieces on reporting with satellite images and the latest developments in virtual reality

Uncovering Asia 2018: Investigating Crime

The largest ever gathering of investigative journalists in Asia took place in Seoul, Korea in October 2018 and now many of the tip sheets and presentations are available online.

During this year’s edition of Uncovering Asia, experts from across the globe explained how to investigate criminals and expose the money trails they leave behind. They taught the audience how to track smuggling ships, uncover money laundering networks, cover human trafficking and disclose organized crime networks.