OpenCorporates at NICAR18

OpenCorporates is blowing into Chicago for this years’ NICAR conference! We’re very excited to be joining an incredible line up of leading data reporters from across the globe sharing knowledge, tools and resources for data driven investigations. OpenCorporates is an essential tool in any journalists toolkit, enabling simple and powerful searches of over 138 million … Continue reading OpenCorporates at NICAR18

Meet Jade Croucher, Accounts Manager

Hello. Tell us about who you are & what your role is at OpenCorporates. I’ve joined the OpenCorporates team as an Account Manager. I will be working to support and grow OpenCorporates corporate clients to support the public mission of the organisation as much as possible. I’ve spent the last 5-6 years working in Open … Continue reading Meet Jade Croucher, Accounts Manager

The Investigator’s Handbook: A Guide to Using OpenCorporates

This guide is dedicated to the investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was murdered near her home in Malta on the 16th of October 2017, following a series of stories she did around the Panama Papers. Daphne fought tirelessly against corruption, and her contributions will be sorely missed.  We’d like to take this as opportunity to send our thoughts to the Caruana Galizia family, and assert our support for investigative journalists around the world.

Reading List: Impact of Open Company Data

As Becky Hogge notes in her important report on the impact of open data, tracking impact is tricky. By its nature, open data is resistant to traditional impact reporting; in part because we don't know exactly how it is being used, and in part because the value chain is so diffuse. So, Hogge argues, outside of sweeping statements about potential, at this stage impact is largely indicated by “fragments” of stories from the ground.