Nine essential tools from ICIJ’s data journalism and programming experts

ICIJ data meeting

How do you tackle some of history’s largest data leaks? With ETL, SQL, Neo4j and a bit of Cypher.

Unless you’re a computer programmer, those acronyms and program names likely appear more intimidating than useful. They look that way to many investigative journalists as well. But in a world where the story is hidden in the details, and the details come in the form of data, investigative journalists are trading pounding the pavement for a “digital toolbelt” to make sense of leaks before sharing their findings in an online newsroom.

This is a look at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ favorite

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