Media Files

Nov 7, 2017

Paradise Papers logistics … how not to respond to a journalist … Domain spin-off a step closer …

The tricky logistics behind releasing and reporting on the Paradise Papers. And other media tidbits of the day.

Emily Watkins — Media reporter

Emily Watkins

Media reporter

Paradise Papers by the numbers. Yesterday, the first stories based on the leaked Paradise Papers were released around the world, revealing details of offshore accounting practices of the world's richest people. The documents were leaked to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, and journalists around the world have been collaborating for months to coordinate news stories based on the documents. The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists coordinated the project breaking down 13.4 million records. Ninety-six news organisations and 380 journalists, in 67 countries, worked on the project, publishing stories in 30 languages, with more stories promised for later this week. In Australian, ABC's Four Corners, The Guardian and The Australian Financial Review have worked on the leaks. ICIJ senior editor Mike Hudson talked to Poynter about the logistics:

"Each media partner maintains independence in terms of what they publish or broadcast. We all agree to share information and agree to all come out with our stories at the same time. But each news organization -- including ICIJ -- chooses, writes and edits stories in the way that best serves its own audience."

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