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Archive live urls in case they change, saved publicly for all to see, or search for urls others are saving
https://archive.fo/
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Asset Disclosurehttps://gijn.org/asset-disclosure/
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Automate processes like, when an email arrives, add the link to Dropbox and alert me on Slack
https://zapier.com/
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Blueprints for better collaboration between journalists and donors
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AMjHlNnhtH2bmawmZy2RcZbqEhyq0rs442Y9RTd7PdQ/edit#heading=h.cfs6wfaw14ks
http://www.journalismfundersforum.com/
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Building a data culture in your organisationhttps://databasic.io
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Calculate sun movementhttp://suncalc.net/
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Collaborative document productionhttps://www.gitbook.com/
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Collaborative production platformhttps://stansa.org/
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Collaborative production platformhttp://www.projectfacet.org/
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Crowdfunding guidehttps://localnewslab.org/guide/crowdfunding/
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Computational journalism resources from NICAR 2018https://www.ire.org/conferences/nicar18/tipsheets-and-links/
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Data journalism dictionaryhttp://journocode.com/data-journalism-dictionary/
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Domain name registration informationhttps://www.whois.com/whois/
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EJC's Data Journalism Handbookhttps://datajournalismhandbook.org/
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EJC's video courseshttp://learno.net/
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Events guidehttps://localnewslab.org/guide/events/
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Explore how many UK councils have risky LOBO loanshttp://lada.debtresistance.uk/
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Financial reporting data toolhttps://www.arachnys.com/
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Finding anyone's email or phone number, from Linkedinhttps://contactout.com/
https://www.lusha.co/
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Finding business informationhttps://www.bloomberg.com/europe
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Finding business informationhttps://opencorporates.com/
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Finding business informationhttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house
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Finding business information from legal public noticeshttp://opengazettes.com/
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Finding archived business informationhttp://wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk//wcframe?name=accessCompanyInfo
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Finding charity informationhttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/charity-commission
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Finding famous people's informationhttp://www.ukwhoswho.com/
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Find people's relationshttps://www.ancestry.com/
https://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/
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Finding people that used to work at a company, to approach as a source https://www.linkedin.com/search/
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Finding people's addresses and sometimes phone numbers, based on where they were registered to vote
192.com
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Finding people's addresses and sometimes phone numbers, particularly overseas
https://www.whitepages.com/
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Finding social information about people using Facebook's open settingshttps://stalkscan.com/
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Finding Twitter information more easilyhttps://twitter.com/search-advanced
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Finding social information about people using Twitter from their Twitter IDhttps://tweetbeaver.com/index.php
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Finding data on people when all else fails, aggregated informationhttps://pipl.com/
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Focus Groups guidehttps://localnewslab.org/guide/focus-groups/
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FOI requestshttps://www.foiman.com/resources/foiguide1
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Global Forum for Media Development Resource Centrehttps://gfmd.info/investigative-journalism/
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Global Investigative Journalism Network research hubhttps://helpdesk.gijn.org/support/home
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Google Media Alertsg.co/googlemediaalerts
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Guide to Audit Rights - the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 gives people the right to look in detail at how councils spend our money in the financial year.
http://www.thepeoplesaudit.info/guide-to-audit-rights/
http://www.thepeoplesaudit.info/audit-request-templates/
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Guide to understanding and challenging local government spending
https://www.nao.org.uk/code-audit-practice/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/03/Council-accounts-a-guide-to-your-rights.pdf
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How your local council workshttps://www.gov.uk/understand-how-your-council-works
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Interview tips
https://ijnet.org/en/resource/5-interview-tips-every-journalist-needs?utm_content=bufferc90fb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
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Investigative Reporters and Editors resource hubhttps://www.ire.org/resource-center/
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Linking social media users together to find sourceshttps://moz.com/followerwonk
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Live world news databasehttp://eventregistry.org/
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Local Insight tool brings together over 700 social, demographic and economic indicators for all small areas across England for analysis
http://explore-local.communityinsight.org/map/
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Maritime Shippinghttps://gijn.org/tracking-ships-at-sea/
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Mapping stories across a geographyhttps://storymap.knightlab.com/
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Media technology resources http://newsnerdery.org/resources/
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Membership Puzzle Project & Tow Center audience revenue glossary
https://docs.google.com/document/d/10NZ8H1pHgaHBnRgWzn-LTM36Vf2j2VpQ3qwYnSbgOmg/edit
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Mobilisation Lab campaigning toolkithttps://mobilisationlab.org/campaigning-trends-2018/
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Complex network mapping https://kumu.io/
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Newsletter metricshttps://www.bigmarker.com/digitaled/How-to-Get-Better-Newsletter-Metrics
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Newsletters guidehttps://localnewslab.org/guide/newsletters/
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NUJ guide to getting paid for pictureshttps://www.nuj.org.uk/news/useitpayforit-guidelines-for-selling-your-pictures/
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Online image editor https://pixlr.com/editor/
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Open data published by local authoritieshttp://opendata.esd.org.uk/
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Open Knowledge Foundation open data tools https://okfn.org/projects/
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Performance Tracker brings together more than 100 data series to provide a comprehensive picture of the performance of government in running key public services
https://www.instituteforgovernment.org.uk/publication/performance-tracker-autumn-2017/summary
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Political leadership of UK local councilshttp://opencouncildata.co.uk/
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Production management toolhttp://www.projectfacet.org/
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Public Health England tool for interrogating health of local areashttps://fingertips.phe.org.uk/
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R for Journalistshttp://rforjournalists.com/r-function-cheat-sheet/
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Reverse image searchhttps://www.tineye.com/
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Royalty-free imageshttps://pixabay.com/
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Satellite imageshttps://gijn.org/resources-for-finding-and-using-satellite-images/
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Scraper for pulling tables out of PDFshttp://tabula.technology/
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Search Instagram and Twitterhttps://www.picodash.com/
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See how news is spreading by querying keywords across Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram and Spokeo, in your browser.
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/storyful-multisearch/hkglibabhninbjmaccpajiakojeacnaf?hl=en
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See who owns a domainhttps://who.is/
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Skype directory for finding and contacting people https://www.skype.com/en/
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Supply Chains
https://gijn.org/2018/08/15/investigating-the-supply-chain-latest-addition-to-gijns-resource-center/
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The 'Preston Model' for local councilshttps://thenextsystem.org/the-preston-model
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The Investigator’s Handbook: A Guide to Using OpenCorporates
https://blog.opencorporates.com/2017/10/31/the-investigators-handbook-a-guide-to-using-opencorporates/
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Toolkit for local lobbyinghttps://wbg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cms-0-wbg_A5booklet_v3.pdf
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Tools for building a digital story - mapping, multimedia, socialhttps://digitalstory.tools/
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Tools for combating disinformationhttps://firstdraftnews.org/
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Tools for Reporters email newsletterhttp://toolsforreporters.com/
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Track what politicians are saying on Twitterhttps://www.polimonitor.com/
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UK BlackTech stock photoshttp://ukblacktech.com/stockphotos/
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Understand how equality impact assessments should be used by public bodieshttps://wbg.org.uk/resources/women-vs-local-cuts-a-toolkit-for-local-action/
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User feedback roadmap workshop
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SlGBzgAgiHhkuwQ0kwAbiwwA2cAOj79EUPMyuIa-J2k/edit?usp=sharing
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User-centred design
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gC8A3_93loX96gqrHpRXugg8egA7lrYIMoyH87AVvAk/edit?usp=sharing
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Verify, data, immersive, inclusion toolshttps://newslab.withgoogle.com/
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Web archive for checking deleted or amended websiteshttps://archive.org/web/
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Fast text-based video editinghttp://www.autoedit.io/
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The "Database of Databases" for international public records searches (help contribute to the growing archive - email data@occrp.org if you see sources that aren't there yet!)
data.occrp.org
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A place to make international research requests for journalistshttps://investigativedashboard.org/
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