[Source: This article was published in halifaxtoday.ca By Ian Milligan - Uploaded by the Association Member: Deborah Tannen] Today, and into the future, consulting archival documents increasingly means reading them on a screen Our society’s historical record is undergoing a dramatic transformation...
[Source: This article was published in globalnews.ca By Jessica Vomiero - Uploaded by the Association Member: Anna K. Sasaki] Amid the frenzy of a cross-country RCMP manhunt for two young men who’ve been charged in one murder and are suspects in another double homicide a photo of an individual wh...
[Source: This article was published in thegroundtruthproject.org By Josh Coe - Uploaded by the Association Member: James Gill] Last week ProPublica uncovered a secret Facebook group for Customs and Border Patrol agents in which a culture of xenophobia and sexism seems to have thrived. The story wa...
 [Source: This article was Published in theconversation.com By Mona Kasra - Uploaded by the Association Member: Martin Grossner] It can be hard to tell whether a picture is real. Consider, as the participants in our recent research did, these two images and see whether you think neither, either or ...
[Source: This article was Published in beebom.com BY Beebom Staff - Uploaded by the Association Member: Clara Johnson] We all have experienced a situation where we are one step away from uploading our new profile picture in social media platform of choice and suddenly, we notice a weird object or pe...
[Source: This article was Published in zeenews.india.com - Uploaded by the Association Member: Dana W. Jimenez] BBC based its investigation on three points – where exactly did it happen, when did it happen, and who is responsible for the atrocities. A video emerged earlier this year, showing some ...
[This article is originally published in purdue.edu written By Chris Adam - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Grace Irwin] New technology makes it easier to follow a criminal’s digital footprint WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Cybercriminals can run, but they cannot hide from their digital fingerprints. Still, ...
[This article is originally published in newyorker.com written By Ned Beauman - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Jennifer Levin] An open-source investigation is a tool anybody can use; as it spreads, it will inevitably mingle with the sort of delirium and propaganda that Eliot Higgins has always meant it t...
[This article is originally published in bizjournals.com written by RSM US LLP - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Issac Avila] Persons engaged in fraud and illegal activity have long used several methods to hide ill-gotten assets. Today, forensic investigators have powerful new technological tools to track ...
[This article is originally published in icij.org written by Razzan Nakhlawi - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Robert Hensonw] Web scraping: How to harvest data for untold stories The thing about investigative reporting is, it’s hard work. Sure, we’ve got more data available now. But data presents its ...
[This article is originally published in bbc.com - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Bridget Miller] Police found an internet search for "Scotland serial killers" during an investigation into two women charged with murdering a disabled woman. Officers also discovered checks for "Peter Tobin" and "Peter Manue...
[This article is originally published in ijnet.org written by ALEXANDRA JEGERS - Uploaded by AIRS Member: Daniel K. Henry] If you didn’t make it to Seoul for this year’s Uncovering Asia conference — or just couldn’t beat two panels at the same time — never fear, tipsheets from the impre...
 Source: This article was published gijc2015.org By Zita Evangeline Campbell & Line Løtveit - Contributed by Member: Bridget Miller How do you research thoroughly, save time, and get directly to the source you wish to find? GIJN’s Research Director Gary Price, who is also the editor of InfoDOCK...
As more legal content becomes freely available on the web, many lawyers find that the Internet provides a cost-effective alternative to traditional computer-based legal research services. Using common search engines, lawyers can access all kinds of free content, including cases, background informati...
Legal research is generally the process of finding an answer to a legal question or checking for legal precedent that can be cited in a brief or at trial. Sometimes, legal research can help determine whether a legal issue is a "case of first impression" that is unregulated or lacks legal precedent. ...
Search engines are an intrinsic part of the array of commonly used “open source” research tools. Together with social media, domain name look-ups and more traditional solutions such as newspapers and telephone directories, effective web searching will help you find vital information to support y...
Investigative stories are just a click away. But to find them, you need to look in the right place. Marty Steffens, from the University of Missouri, and Paul Radu, from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project in Romania, presented some of the best search tools on the Internet other th...
Researchers have trained computers to spot social media users who pose as somebody else - a practice known as catfishing. They say their algorithms can identify users who lie about their gender, with more than 90% accuracy. Most dating website users say they have encountered at least one fake profil...
Fake peer reviews are a problem in academic publishing. A big problem. Many publishers are taking proactive steps to limit the effects, but massive purges of papers tainted by problematic reviews continue to occur; to date, more than 500 papers have been retracted for this reason. In an effort to ...
'Civic technologist' Friedrich Lindenberg shares a range of tools journalists can use in investigative journalism projects Investigative journalism has long been the marker by which news organizations – and journalists – measure their worth."As a journalist, your main tool is talking to people a...
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Written with lawyers in mind, this book provides everything attorneys need to know about conducting online research. A few weeks ago, I received a review copy of “The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet,” written by Carole A. Levitt and Mark E. Rosch. This book, which was recently updated and ...
Investigative reporting requires that you create a plan. Typically, it's a series of four lists of things you need to do, along with an initial schedule. The lists will change — and often grow — and the schedule may change, but you need to start with a plan to keep yourself organized. List 1: Re...
Koami M Elom Domegni of L’Alternative in Togo, Miranda Patrucic, editor and investigative reporter for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), Tom Burgis, investigations correspondent for the Financial Times and James Mintz, founder and CEO of Mintz Group shared their t...
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Search engines are an intrinsic part of the array of commonly used “open source” research tools. Together with social media, domain name look-ups, and more traditional solutions such as newspapers and telephone directories, effective web searching will help you find vital information to support ...
The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), a non-profit network of investigative journalism centers in Europe and Eurasia, has launched a new data platform to enable journalists and researchers to sift more than 2 million documents and use the findings in their investigations. Peo...
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