Sarah Lynn Blaskey, Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism

Sarah Lynn Blaskey

SCIJ, Columbia University

INVESTIGRAPH: Using Neo4j for Investigative Journalism

The Panama Papers opened our eyes to the idea of using graph data for journalism to find stories within big data. Since then, investigative journalists have found innovative ways to use graph data to map out investigations, and match it with publicly available information to find leads and invisible connections. This session will explore what works, what hasn’t worked and where we hope this technology will take us.


Sarah Blaskey is a graduate student at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. Much of her current work focuses on exposing international corruption in politics and business. Although she has no background in computer science, Sarah is passionate about using data and new technology to assist the investigative process.