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 Harry Wood, Software Engineer
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
With new members joining OpenCorporates and the wider open data community, we get many requests for suggested reading. So, we’ve created a very long reading list and divided it into themes - we’ll share this bit by bit in the coming weeks. But this is also a work in progress, and a call for contributions; … Continue reading Reading List: Data Journalism
Hi! I’m Mollie, I recently joined OpenCorporates as Community Organiser. My role is to support our users, and ensure they are able to make as much of an impact as possible with our data. I might have been in touch with you already, but if you have any questions, or just want to say hi, you can contact me here.
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.
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.