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How to combat health misinformation online: A research roundup

June 13, 2019
Chloe Reichel

Many Americans are turning to the internet with their health questions. And their use of the internet to seek answers isn’t limited to search engines and established health resources. Researchers at Microsoft analyzed survey and search data to find that “a surprising amount of sensitive health information is also s | Read more|

Send in Your Session Idea for GIJC19!

January 14, 2019
GIJN Staff

The 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference is scheduled for this September 26-29 in Hamburg, Germany, at two state-of-the-art venues: the Spiegel Publishing House and the HafenCity University Hamburg. | Read more|

Editor’s Pick: Best Investigative Journalism in Sub-Saharan Africa 2018

January 9, 2019
Raymond Mpubani

Press freedom varies widely across sub-Saharan Africa. While muckrakers in Ghana were able to unearth corruption in the upper ranks of the judiciary and in South Africa, investigative reporters played a big role in the downfall of a corrupt presidency, in Eritrea and Djibouti press freedom is non-existent. | Read more|

9 Types of Visual Storytelling on Mobile

January 2, 2019
Emma-Leena Ovaskainen

In September 2017, the lead producer for the BBC Internet Research & Future Services, Tristan Ferne, identified 12 different story formats used in digital news | Read more|

You Snooze, You Lose: Insurers Make The Old Adage Literally True

November 22, 2018
Marshall Allen

Millions of sleep apnea patients rely on CPAP breathing machines to get a good night’s rest. Health insurers use a variety of tactics, including surveillance, to make patients bear the costs. Experts say it’s part of the insurance industry playbook. | Read more|