© 2018

Digital Investigative Journalism

Data, Visual Analytics and Innovative Methodologies in International Reporting

  • Oliver Hahn
  • Florian Stalph

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Oliver Hahn, Florian Stalph
    Pages 1-6
  3. Data-Driven Investigation and Computational Journalism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Andrew W. Lehren
      Pages 9-17
    3. Paul Bradshaw
      Pages 19-29
    4. Nicolas Kayser-Bril
      Pages 31-41
    5. Emilia Díaz-Struck, Mar Cabra
      Pages 55-65
    6. Alice Kohli
      Pages 67-77
  4. Immersive Storytelling and Visual Investigation

About this book


In the post-digital era, investigative journalism around the world faces a revolutionary shift in the way information is gathered and interpreted. Reporters in the field are confronted with data sources, new logics of information dissemination, and a flood of disinformation. Investigative journalists are working with programmers, designers and scientists to develop innovative tools and hands-on approaches that assist them in disclosing the misuse of power and uncovering injustice.


This volume provides an overview of the most sophisticated techniques of digital investigative journalism: data and computational journalism, which investigates stories hidden in numbers; immersive journalism, which digs into virtual reality; drone journalism, which conquers hitherto inaccessible territories; visual and interactive journalism, which reforms storytelling with images and audience perspectives; and digital forensics and visual analytics, which help to authenticate digital content and identify sources in order to detect manipulation. All these techniques are discussed against the backdrop of international political scenarios and globally networked societies.


This edited volume, written by renowned international media practitioners and scholars, is full of illuminating insights into digital investigative journalism and addresses professional journalists, journalism researchers and students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Oliver Hahn
    • 1
  • Florian Stalph
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Media and CommunicationUniversity of PassauPassauGermany
  2. 2.Centre for Media and CommunicationUniversity of PassauPassauGermany

About the editors

Oliver Hahn is Professor of Journalism at the University of Passau, Germany.

Florian Stalph is a Research Associate in Journalism at the University of Passau, Germany.

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