Author Archive | Nils Mulvad

Leader of the state trial farm at Tystofte, Gerhard Deneken and former minister of agriculture Eva Kjer Hansen shows the story on GMO corn. Photo: Danish Ministry of Agriculture.

GMO files – Following the results of a failed trial in Europe

Sometimes investigative reporting is just luck. For me, it happened with a story on Monsanto and a trial in Denmark on genetically modified organisms. GMOs are an especially controversial topic in Europe, as several people fear that the modified genes of crops might have long-term health effects. Because of this, Monsanto and other companies have found it difficult to […]

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25 Tips for Everyday Digging

Photo: Kotivalo at Wikipedia Commons (CC License). By Bruno Ingemann & Nils Mulvad Some of the best tips and techniques come out of the annual meetings by our colleagues in Scandinavia, and this year is no different. More than 600 participants attended the SKUP conference in Tønsberg, Norway, on April 8-10. Among the presenters: Bruno Ingemann, […]

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Training at Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Lillehammer 2015

Tommy Kaas and Nils Mulvad conduct training and participate in some sessions as speakers. Here we have collected links to all of our material from the conference. Thursday 8th of October 12.30-13.30: Networking session on Environmental Reporting Nils Mulvad together with Subhra Priyadarshini from nature.com. 15.00: Teaching Computer-Assisted Reporting. Nils Mulvad will do a presentation. Other speakers will be […]

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Netzwerk Recherche gathered more than 800 journalists to the conference this weekend.

Fifteen tips to get started with datajournalism

Together with editor for the Data Projects team at the Guardian, Helena Bengtsson, I did a presentation about how to get started with datajournalism on the annual conference of Netzwerk Recherche 3rd of July in Hamburg. We made a tipsheet on twelve tips, which was spread on twitter. After the presentation we have added three […]

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IRE Journal celebrate 40 years of the US-based organisation.

40 years of investigative journalism in Europe — a fast trip

A short overview for IRE Journal to celebrate 40 year for the US-based Investigative Reporters and Editors.Together with former IRE director Brant Houston, I organized the first two global conferences and founded the Global Investigative Journalism Network in 2003. BEFORE 1975 Lone journalists and a few news organizations in many cases investigated specific stories, but […]

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12 journalist working to get the practical methods of data journalism to work for them at DeloData. Journalist and project leader of DeloData at Delo, Anuška Delić, in front.

Free or cheap data tools for a newsroom

Basic free or cheap data tools can be used by newsrooms. This is my list of advices after five days of training at the daily Delo in Slovenia with the aim of making it possible for them to work on data stories with free or inexpensive tools and a lot of new data.   The […]

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Nils Mulvad, Paul Myers, hotel-tekniker og Irene Jay Liu kæmper for at tilslutte Pauls PC til projektoren.
Foto: Matikas Santos.

Huge impact of first investigative journalism conference in Asia

I was responsible for the data track on the first investigative journalism conference in Asia, taking place in Manila, Philippines from 22th to 25th of November 2014. It was a huge succes, binding the participants together in methods of journalism. The special Asian touch to investigative journalism began with the opening speech by the former […]

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Get the European data – use them for journalistic stories

European data to be used of journalist was presented by Crina Boros, Reuters-Thompson, and Nils Mulvad, Kaas & Mulvad, at the VVOJ-conference 8th of November 2014 in Kortrijk, Begium. Photo: Nils Mulvad. Wishes for data: Raw data (not aggregated), fast published and updated Standard formats (xml, json, csv, etc.) Comparable from country to country and […]

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Training at Data Harvest 2014

Revised 15th of May 2014 Kaas & Mulvad did a lot of presentations and training at Data Harvest in Brussels 8th to 11th of May 2014 Get stories out of fresh Farmsubsidy data We have now extracted 2013 data from 25 countries, totalling 26,1 bio Euro. Last year we got data on 26,6 bio. Euro […]

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