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Digital Investigative Journalism

Data, Visual Analytics and Innovative Methodologies in International Reporting

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  • Provides an up-to-date and accessible overview of the fast-moving field of digital investigative journalism

  • Covers the key techniques of investigative journalism including data and computational journalism, immersive journalism, drone journalism, visual and interactive journalism, and digital forensics and visual analytics

  • Includes contributions from renowned international media practitioners and scholars

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Table of contents (23 chapters)

  1. Data-Driven Investigation and Computational Journalism

  2. Immersive Storytelling and Visual Investigation


About this book

In the post-digital era, investigative journalism around the world faces a revolutionary shift in the way information is gathered and interpreted. Reporters in the field are confronted with data sources, new logics of information dissemination, and a flood of disinformation. Investigative journalists are working with programmers, designers and scientists to develop innovative tools and hands-on approaches that assist them in disclosing the misuse of power and uncovering injustice.


This volume provides an overview of the most sophisticated techniques of digital investigative journalism: data and computational journalism, which investigates stories hidden in numbers; immersive journalism, which digs into virtual reality; drone journalism, which conquers hitherto inaccessible territories; visual and interactive journalism, which reforms storytelling with images and audience perspectives; and digital forensics and visual analytics, which help to authenticate digital content and identify sources in order to detect manipulation. All these techniques are discussed against the backdrop of international political scenarios and globally networked societies.


This edited volume, written by renowned international media practitioners and scholars, is full of illuminating insights into digital investigative journalism and addresses professional journalists, journalism researchers and students.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Centre for Media and Communication, University of Passau, Passau, Germany

    Oliver Hahn, Florian Stalph

About the editors

Oliver Hahn is Professor of Journalism at the University of Passau, Germany.

Florian Stalph is a Research Associate in Journalism at the University of Passau, Germany.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Digital Investigative Journalism

  • Book Subtitle: Data, Visual Analytics and Innovative Methodologies in International Reporting

  • Editors: Oliver Hahn, Florian Stalph

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, Literature, Cultural and Media Studies (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-97282-4Published: 12 January 2019

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-40368-3Published: 11 February 2020

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-97283-1Published: 28 December 2018

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 267

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Journalism, Journalism, Research Methodology, Media and Communication

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