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Global Investigative Journalism Network

Rowan Philp

15 January 2021

United States

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Digital sleuths preserved a trove of evidence from the January 6, 2020, attack on the U.S. Capitol by acting quickly to "scrape" and archive videos, images, and other data from social media. Investigative journalists ...

Vox

Kelsey Piper

15 January 2021

California, United States

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Residents of California are working together to crowdsource where COVID-19 vaccinations are being offered, and who they're being offered to. While the state has failed to implement a transparent dissemination strategy...

Bangor Daily News

Erin Rhoda

9 December 2020

Colorado, United States

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A Colorado law enacted in 2016 requires law enforcement officers to disclose their past disciplinary records when seeking a new job at a different agency. By making such disclosures automatic, the law standardizes hir...

Nieman Lab

Sarah Scire

2 November 2020

District of Columbia, United States

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Talk2020 is a searchable database from the Wall Street Journal with thousands of transcripts from presidential and vice-presidential candidates’ campaign speeches, media appearances, debates, and more. Users can filte...

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Katia Mullova

26 October 2020

United States

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SkyTruth, a nonprofit environmental watchdog organization, is using satellite imagery and remote sensing data to identify and monitor the impacts of human industrial activity on the natural environment. Their service ...

The Verge

Nicole Wetsman

19 October 2020

United States

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The uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and the health impacts it may have for different people prompted doctors from across the U.S. to create a national patient database to better study and understand how the virus int...

Valley News

Alyssa Dandrea

18 October 2020

New Hampshire, United States

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New Hampshire's official response to nationwide protests of racial bias in policing lacks a critical element: a statewide database showing the race of drivers and passengers in police stops and arrests. Unlike neighbo...

Boise State Public Radio (KBSX)

Heath Druzin

29 September 2020

Utah, United States

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Concerned about the high numbers of suicides in the state, Utah's local government introduced a three-pronged approach to preventing further suicides that hinged on targeting gun owners and Second Amendment activists....

San Francisco Public Press

Meka Boyle

2 September 2020

San Francisco, California, United States

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Groups in the Bay Area that have successfully sought to have police disciplined for misconduct and won new police-accountability policies have turned their form of organized monitoring into a training platform for pro...

Global Investigative Journalism Network

Mariana Limón

2 September 2020

Colombia

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A cross-border collaborative and investigative journalism effort brought 24 media organizations in 14 countries and more than 40 media professionals to report on the migrants from Asia and Africa who travel every year...

NPR

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Steve Inskeep

28 August 2020

Kansas, United States

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The National Education Association has launched a school-focused COVID-19 case tracker in the U.S., all thank to the efforts of a Kansas theater teacher. Alisha Morris started with an excel sheet and took to online se...

Bitterroot

Jake Bullinger

7 August 2020

United States

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Naturalists are using technology like smartphone cameras and artificial intelligence to better track animal and plant conservation efforts across the United States. The online platform eButterfly allows users to share...

Next City

Edward Belleville

3 August 2020

Berlin, Germany

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Cities around the world are using apps and interactive platforms to encourage resident volunteers to care for their urban forests. For example, in Berlin, Gieß den Kiez (Water the Neighborhood) is an app that allows u...

Truthout

Tyler Hicks

26 July 2020

Milford, Delaware, United States

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Body-worn cameras gained popularity as a potential check on police brutality, but for them to fulfill that purpose, numerous changes in typical public policies are needed, starting with public access to videos and ind...

The New Yorker

Tom Robbins

17 July 2020

New York, United States

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When New York legislators abolished a state law that had long shielded police officers’ disciplinary records from public scrutiny, they were not just responding to recent protests but also to activism over many years ...

BBC

Laura Bicker

10 May 2020

South Korea

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South Korea has effectively crushed the curve in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by using extensive tracking and tracing on its citizens. Using a combination of GPS tracking, monitoring CCTV footage, and even ...

CNBC

William Feuer

7 May 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea and Hong Kong have been able to contain the coronavirus without imposing restrictive lockdowns by implementing an aggressive and widespread testing, data sharing and contact tracing regime. In the case of ...

The Reader

Chris Bowling

20 April 2020

Douglas County, Nebraska, United States

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Douglas County in Nebraska is so far the only county to record the race and ethnicity of anyone who tests positive for COVID-19, and that's due in large part to how the Douglas County Health Department has been conduc...

Inkline

Inbar Preiss

5 April 2020

Czech Republic

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Using cryptocurrency mining, technological innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking, Parallel Garden, a Czech-based initiative, is tackling unsustainable agricultural practices. The project seeks to increase local foo...

The New York Times

Matt Apuzzo

David D. Kirkpatrick

1 April 2020

United States

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While most other scientific research around the world has come to a halt, coronavirus research is flourishing as a global collaboration of scientists focuses on understanding the virus and finding a vaccine. Competiti...

Mongabay

Kartik Chandramouli

31 March 2020

New Delhi, India

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Across India, as people are spending more time at home because of restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, individuals in increasing numbers are turning to new ways to connect to nature and each other. They are usin...

BBC

Kavita Puri

26 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea, despite being a close neighbor to China, where the COVID-19 outbreak originated, managed to build a swift public health and government response that may have lessons for other countries fighting the pande...

NPR

Jason Beaubien

26 March 2020

Singapore, Singapore

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South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong have all acted in ways that show it is possible to effectively manage the COVID-19 outbreak without shutting down an entire country. The common thread may be that all three countr...

La Noticia

José Carlos Cordero Cote

25 March 2020

Daegu, South Korea

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South Korea’s rapid response to COVID-19 shares many successes that can be duplicated by other countries. Its main advantage came from its ability to create tests rapidly, which could happen quickly because of prepare...

CNBC

Christina Farr

23 March 2020

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Volunteers from tech companies collaborated with epidemiologists to create a Covid-19 tracking site that works to monitor the spread of the virus and help people know if they have been in contact with anyone who may h...

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