Panama Papers is known as the biggest leak and collaboration in the history of journalism – more than 370 journalists from over 100 news outlets around the world worked on the data that has been exposing the offshore financial dealings of individuals and public figures since its publication in April.
The Journalism School at Columbia University was one of the partners and the only academic institution involved in the investigation, coordinated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
A team of five students on the Master of Science Data Concentration programme helped analyse the information and collaborated with the journalists involved in Panama Papers, led by professor Giannina Segnini, the programme's director.
In this episode, Segnini explains the skills and tools the team used to help out on the investigation and to simultaneously produce their final projects, and provides advice for students looking to work on similar initiatives.
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