Yoda: Investigative Journalism — Not What US Fake News Media Does…


Fingerprints of David Kaplan, see here.

Investigative Journalism Manuals

Phi Beta Iota:  Includes data journalism,  teaching and training. This is the “high art” that the Mainstream Media (MSM) does not practice.  Citizen journalism, while promising, is still in the mob stage and lacks professionalism.

Berto Jongman: Passive OSINT Handbook (Nothing on Overt Active OSINT / HUMINT)

OSINT Generic
Berto Jongman

Superb on passive online research — nothing on overt human and ground truth eyes on OSINT.

PDF (327 Pages): PASSIVE OSINT_Handbook_June-2018_Final

Online Source

Chris Pallaris: (Passive) Open Source Intelligence Tools and Resources Handbook (2016)

OSINT Generic
Click to Access Free Original

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Handbook: Becoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization

Information Operations

handbook-knowledge-sharingBecoming a Knowledge-Sharing Organization : A Handbook for Scaling Up Solutions through Knowledge Capturing and Sharing

This volume offers a simple, systematic guide to creating a knowledge sharing practice in your organization. It shows how to build the enabling environment and develop the skills needed to capture and share knowledge gained from operational experiences to improve performance and scale-up successes. Its recommendations are grounded on the insights gained from the past seven years of collaboration between the World Bank and its clients around the world—ministries and national agencies operating in various sectors—who are working to strengthen their operations through robust knowledge sharing. While informed by the academic literature on knowledge management and organizational learning, this handbook’s operational background and many real-world examples and tips provide a missing, practical foundation for public sector officials in developing countries and for development practitioners. However, though written with a public sector audience in mind, the overall concepts and approaches will also hold true for most organizations in the private sector and the developed world.

Tip of the Hat to Berto Jongman

Romanian OSINT Handbook

OSINT Generic
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PDF (12 Pages): Romanian OSINT Handbook

See Also:

Robert Steele: Open Source Intelligence 101 (Intelligence Tradecraft in the Third Millennium)

Open Source Everything Handbook Page

KINDLE: Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Done Right: An Indictment of 25 years of expensive passive failure

#OSE Open Source Everything, Advanced Cyber/IO, Books w/Steele, Ethics, OSINT Generic, Peace Intelligence
Amazon Page
Amazon Page

This briefing has been funded and approved for delivery in its present form, in April 2016, to the military, police, and national intelligence services of Denmark. It was also presented in Norway, but less formally. As NATO and a number of countries “re-think” Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), this briefing and the related white paper, should help focus on the essentials that have been neglected for the past quarter century.

It is nothing less than an indictment of 25 years of expensive passive failure associated with the mis-direction of OSINT away from active human sourcing as I originally envisioned, toward passive online searching that is, as one study recently concluded, over 80% absolute garbage.

This is what BGen Dr. James Cox, the original sponsor of my work for NATO in 2000-2002, had to say in 2013:

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Ben Benavides: Desktop OSINT Handbook

Military, OSINT Generic

cover-ben-benavides-short-handbookBen Benavides, retired US Army master trainer, is as good as it gets in Army OSINT, but not widely enough known. He should be in charge of creating the Army OSINT Handbook and training program, AFTER we put CIA in its place and establish that overt HUMINT is OSINT and cannot be constrained by those who refused to be serious about overt human sources (CIA also forbids its own Open Source Center from talking to overt Subject Matter Experts (SME).  Really.  We do not make this stuff up.


Also by Ben Benavides:

2016 Ben Benavides OSINT 2ool Kit On The Go Bag (Bag O’Tradecraft)

Ben Benavides: Exploring Social Media Web Sites: A Guide for the Open Source Analyst

Yoda: Open Source Research – Russia

06 Russia, OSINT Generic

yoda with light saberNeed this for each country.

You’ve Read Our Open-Source Research Guidebook. Now Let’s Use It.

This article is part of a larger guidebook by RuNet Echo to help people learn how to conduct open-source research on the Russian Internet. Explore the complete guidebook at the special project page.

RuNet Echo has now published eight installments in a guidebook on conducting open-source research on the Russian Internet. This ninth and final entry takes the tools and instructions we’ve been studying and applies them to a single case study: the wildfires that caused significant damage to the Siberian city of Chita in 2015.

Handbook: The Counter-Narrative Handbook

Information Operations, IO Gaming

PDF (70 Pages)cover counter-narrative

Tip of the Hat to Contributing Editor Berto Jongman.

Phi Beta Iota: As a cautionary note, no counter-narrative can contest a reality in which the 99% are being consistently screwed by their own government. That leads to revolution.

See Also:

Handbook of Independent Journalism

Free Online
Free Online

Handbook of Independent Journalism

Chapter 1: What Is News?
Chapter 2: Getting the Story
Chapter 3: Telling the Story
Chapter 4: Editing the Story
Chapter 5: Broadline and Online
Chapter 6: Specialized Journalism
Chapter 7: Ethics and Law
Chapter 8: Journalism Resources

Tip of the Hat to Nik Peachey.