The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Data Journalism and the Rise of Green Crime

Data journalists from Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism will highlight several of the unit’s pioneering geo-journalism tools (#WildEye, #MineAlert, Rhino Court Cases and ClimaTracker) to demonstrate how journalists can incorporate environmental data into their work. We will showcase successful examples from reporters in Asia, Europe and Africa, and teach participants how to work with data. This will include basic practical training on identifying trends, patterns and outliers, as well as how to spot a good story angle within a dataset.

During this training, participants will learn:
● How Oxpeckers tools work and how to use them;
● How to work with data;
● How to identify stories in a dataset;
● How to use data in an investigation, from conception to publication.

Part of the CIJ Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI)

29 June 2022 – Data Journalism And the Rise Of Green Crime


Nompumelelo Mtsweni

Nompumelelo Mtsweni works with data and other multimedia elements to produce meaningful stories and tools that aim to drive positive impacts in society. At Oxpeckers she works as a data wrangler and trainer, focusing on environmental crime data for the #WildEye tool.

Roxanne Joseph

Roxanne Joseph is a data journalist and project manager at Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism. Based in Cape Town, South Africa, she manages several Oxpeckers tools, #WildEye and #PowerTracker, and has trained journalists in Africa, Europe and Asia to map, track and report on wildlife, green energy and other environmental crimes.


  • 29 June 2022 14.10–15.10 Timezone: BST (UK Time)
Timezone: BST (UK Time)
Location: Room 326 - PSH Building - Goldsmiths, University of London
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