Entries by Trine Smistrup

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Pop-up: Cashing in on elderly care

We’re looking into who’s making profit in the elderly care business – join us on Wednesday September 22th at 10:00 am ! Across Europe, international corporations and financial investors are making huge profits on the business of care homes in which elderly people often live – and pass away – in dire circumstances. How does […]

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Pop-Up: Investigating the gig economy

How to investigate the deteriorating work conditions and insecure jobs in Europe – Wednesday July 7th at 10 am! “Is work working” is a question that The Bureau Local journalists asked themselves, before plunging into a months-long investigation into the gig work economy. “The number of people in insecure jobs in the UK has risen […]

Opening Pandora’s box of EU’s security funding

Over the past decade, the European Union has spent billions of euros in public funds on policing, border control and counter-terrorism. Three investigative journalists spent months investigating and gathering data from open sources and dozens of FOI requests to map EU’s security funding programs. To learn what they’ve found out and how they’ve done it, […]

Dataharvest is over – see you soon again!

Thank you for now! The 3-week Dataharvest conference just ended, and we are so happy that many joined in and hopefully learnt new things, even if we have had enough of video conferences, and even if early summer is beckoning from the outside. Tell us what worked and what could be improved We are not […]

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When the doctor is a sexual abuser

#MeToo in the medical sector: investigating the extent of sexual harassment committed by doctors  What happens to doctors convicted of sexual harassment? How often do they lose their license and which sanctions do they face? Four journalists wanted to dig deeper into this phenomenon and find out just how widespread it was in their respective […]

Apply for climate data and OSINT mentorships!

Have our data sessions inspired you, but you feel there is still so much you could learn? Are you interested in investigating stories about the climate crisis, energy transition, or environmental wrongdoing and you need some help in making sense of the datasets you’ve come across? Have you wondered how the open-source tools can help […]

How and when to confront “the bad guy”?

“Confronting “the bad guys” is an essential part of an investigation. Every journalist is bound to, at least once in their career, to call up “the antagonist”, to confront them with what was said about them, ask for clarifications and counter arguments. Many of us dread that moment, and it is sometimes hard to estimate […]

Seven ways to tell a data story

You have access to this big data set, you have downloaded all the software, you know how to scrape and clean. But until now, all you have is numbers. Where is the STORY? Many data journalism trainers have noticed that journalists focus too much on the software and technology and not enough on what kind […]

European Press Prize given out at Dataharvest 2021

We are very happy and proud that the European Press Prize has decided to have its 2021 award ceremony at Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference. The prizes will be announced on Thursday June 3 at 12 noon – the second last days of this year’s online Dataharvest Conference. After the announcement of the […]