Even in an old profession like journalism, there are still ways to push boundaries and improve the craft. 

That’s exactly what’s happening with the advent of open-source investigations, which are being pioneered by a group of passionate researchers. 

Reporter Benjamin Steven explains what exactly open-source investigations are. He looks at how they can help journalists cut through the noise and get to the heart of events around the world. 


Produced by Manuel Baechlin and Benjamin Steven.

Special thanks to Giancarlo Fiorella and Micah Clark

Photos courtesy of Public Matters, ARS Electronica and Al Jazeera Media Network