2019 Hawaii Journalism Workshop: Tools & Resources

NUKEMAP by Alex Wellerstein
A mapping mash-up that calculates the effects of the detonation of a nuclear bomb.

CNS New Tools Courseware Portfolio
This website hosts free online learning courses designed to help you understand new media tools and apply them to nonproliferation challenges. The courses include both interactive and hands-on activities and are arranged in manageable segments.

NTI Education Tutorials
NTI, in partnership with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, has developed this set of educational tutorials to build understanding among a new generation of experts and leaders on these often complex issues. The interactive tutorials include overviews of key issues, a glossary, maps, quizzes and more.

Nuclear Notebook: Nuclear Arsenals of the World
A multimedia visualization of the Federation of American Scientists’ Nuclear Notebook, written by Hans M. Kristensen and Robert S. Norris.

Accidental Nuclear War: A Timeline of Close Calls
The most devastating military threat arguably comes from a nuclear war started not intentionally but by accident or miscalculation. Accidental nuclear war has almost happened many times already, and with 15,000 nuclear weapons worldwide — thousands on hair-trigger alert and ready to launch at a moment’s notice — an accident is bound to occur eventually. The list of close calls above is too long for comfort, yet it’s likely very incomplete, given that these represent only America’s declassified events. Many other events may have occurred in the U.S. that we don’t know about, and we certainly don’t know about close calls the other eight nuclear countries have had.

Verification Handbook: A definitive guide to verifying digital content for emergency coverage
Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

New Nonproliferation & Disarmament Verification Technology
A webpage that lists open-source information and new technical tools to support nonproliferation and disarmament verification, compiled by experts at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Nonproliferation. Satellite imagery, 3-dimensional (3D) modeling, geospatial data, new media, and virtual reality applications are key strengths in this body of work. Such tools extend the ability of non-governmental organizations to identify and determine the capabilities of proliferation-related activities, to verify further reductions of nuclear weapons, track illicit transfers of technology, and break new ground in societal verification research. All of this enhances the ability of citizens worldwide to verify compliance with international arms control treaties.

Geo4NonPro 2.0
On June 16, 2018, the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies launched Geo4Nonpro 2.0. With a mission to engage a “curated” crowd of satellite imagery analysis experts, Geo4Nonpro (G4N) is a tool for sharing open-source geographic information of known or suspected weapons of mass destruction (WMD) sites.

A Field Guide to “Fake News” and Other Information Disorders
A guide from Public Data Lab that explores the use of digital methods to study false viral news, political memes, trolling practices and their social life online.

A brief history of nuclear near-misses – video
With Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un rattling their nuclear sabres, the Guardian looks back at 70 years of near-misses in the atomic age. We’ve been on brink on several occasions—most worryingly when mistakes both human and technical have been the cause.

Tipsheets from GIJN’s Third Asian Investigative Journalism Conference held in Seoul, Korea from October 5-7, 2018:

  • Verification and Digital Investigations Resources, Craig Silverman.
  • Online Investigative Tools, Paul Myers.
  • The New Age of Satellite Imagery, Anusuya Datta.
    • Slide 16 – free sources of satellite data
  • Satellite imagery as a reporting tool, Christine Chan.

Safety Guidelines for Journalists: Radiation Incidents (direct download)
A set of guidelines put together by Carolyn Mac Kenzie, in cooperation with the Stanley Foundation and Atomic Reporters.