Non-profit organisation Hypothes.is wants to bring a new, conversational layer of digital annotation to the web. Investigative journalists are a community that can make powerful use of it.

Digital annotation is sort of a layer of meta information over the web where anyone who has the add-on installed in their browser can basically make notes on any webpage and share those notes with other users.

Those annotation can then be used to organise your research or just to take personal notes. But you can also use them in collaborative groups, e.g. for information exchange, public or private, or for signaling discoveries.

Annotations are a potentially very useful tool for the investigative journalism community. Journalists can mark discoveries, translate or highlight online documents or web pages. News organisations, correspondents and partner organisations can use the annotation layer to alert eachother when finding information of interest. An annotation feed is also available at group level and can be integrated with outside communication channels.

Hypothes.is created a private group especially for our Dataharvest community. You can test out how digital annotations work and perhaps exchange info about the upcoming EIJC & Dataharvest: https://hypothes.is/groups/8NxoMQYe/dataharvest-annotations.

Caroline Pauwels

Farewell to Our Esteemed Former Director Caroline Pauwels


BRUSSELS - Journalismfund.eu has learned with sadness of the death of Caroline Pauwels. Caroline was a director of Journalismfund.eu for 14 years (which from 1998 to March 2013 was called the Pascal Decroos Fund for Investigative Journalism vzw). Her connecting and positive personality was instrumental for what the organisation looks like today.

Thomson Foundation

Online training tools in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian-Montenegrian (BCSM)


Journalismfund.eu's Earth Programme supported a project implemented by the Thomson Foundation. That provides online training tools in Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian-Montenegrian (BCSM). It wil enable investigative journalists to upskill with regards to reporting on environmental issues.