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