News Impact Summit - 24 February 2015

Brussels

New approaches and tools to cover the European Union

New approaches and tools to cover the European Union

News Impact Summit Brussels is a new type of media innovation event for journalists and editors, organised by the EJC in cooperation with the News Lab at Google, which will take place on the 24th of February 2015.
After a successful pilot event in Vienna in October 2014, the News Impact Summit comes to Brussels and will focus on the coverage of the European Union with a strong emphasis on data driven approaches. In partnership with L’Echo and De Tijd, Storycode, the Association of European Journalists, the PressClub Brussels-Europe, VVOJ and Euractiv, this one-day event will feature high-level journalism professionals as speakers, from major broadcast journalists to Belgian print managers, from social media news editors to data journalism practitioners.

Programme

08:30 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 - 09:10
Opening Remarks
Rina Tsubaki
European Forest Institute
Antoine Laurent
Fonds pour l'Innovation Numérique de la Presse
09:10 - 09:30
Opening Keynote Speech
Andrea Iannuzzi
La Repubblica
09:30 - 10:00
Ignite Talks
Laurens Cerulus
Euractiv Brussels
Mar Cabra
Formerly at ICIJ
10:00 - 10:50
Panel Debate: New Tools and Approaches to Cover the EU
Rafael Njotea
Journalismfund.eu
Peter Barron
Google EMEA
Mar Cabra
Formerly at ICIJ
10:50 - 11:20
Coffee Break
11:20 - 12:30
Workshop 1: The secrect of turning data into stories

How to spot, develop and publish data-driven stories

11:20 - 12:30
Workshop 2: Visualize Data with Google Fusion Table
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30
Workshop 3: Security tools every investigative journalist should use: lessons from #luxleaks and #swissleaks

Dealing with leaked or sensitive files could be risky if you don’t protect them (and your source) correctly. Learn about the tools used by the ICIJ team to produce the two major cross-border investigations of LuxLeaks and Swiss Leaks: from encrypting your email or your files to creating a secure forum to share ideas like you would on Facebook.

Mar Cabra
Formerly at ICIJ
13:30 - 14:30
Workshop 4: Data Journalism with Financial Data

The workshop will cover the following points:

  • Taking advantage of depth and detail in economic data
  • Allowing the reader to become Finance Minister for the day
  • The importance of clear narrative
John Burn-Murdoch
Financial Times
UK
14:30 - 14:40
Break
14:40 - 15:40
Workshop 5: Google Trends for Journalists
Nicholas Whitaker
Google News Lab
14:40 - 15:40
Workshop 6: How to Get from Data to Data Visualization Idea (in partnership with VVOJ)

Everything is a remix, so steal like an artist. Datajournalist Winny de Jong thinks all ideas are new combinations of old elements. She uses the world as inspiration for new data visualizatoins. Simple doodles, art and the work of others provide inspiration, ideas and forms for new work. In this workshop she’ll explain how you can turn your world into inspiration and idea-fuel.

15:40 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 17:00
Workshop 7: Covering the EU with Twitter
16:00 - 17:00
Workshop 8: International Collaborative EU Stories

Data journalism is a very flexible approach to storytelling. The same dataset can be refined, filtered and explored from different perspectives and angles to run cross-borders investigations and publish them on multiple languages and media. The session will go through the processes involved in the development of collaborative data journalism projects. By showing how an existing cross-border investigation such as Generation E was developed, the participants will have an overview on how to manage and coordinate cross-borders investigations, from conceptualisation to co-publication.

Jacopo Ottaviani
ICFJ Knight Fellow
17:00 - 17:30
News Impact Session & Closing Debate
Rina Tsubaki
European Forest Institute
John Burn-Murdoch
Financial Times
UK
Nicholas Whitaker
Google News Lab
Antoine Laurent
Fonds pour l'Innovation Numérique de la Presse

Venue

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Sofitel Europe

  • Venue address

    Sofitel Europe, Place Jourdan 1, 1040, Brussels

  • Website

    www.sofitel.com

Confirmed Speakers

Mar Cabra

Formerly at ICIJ

John Burn-Murdoch

Financial Times
UK

Nicholas Whitaker

Google News Lab

Antoine Laurent

Fonds pour l'Innovation Numérique de la Presse

Matt Cooke

Google News Lab
UK

Winny De Jong

OneWorld

Rina Tsubaki

European Forest Institute

Laurens Cerulus

Euractiv Brussels

Peter Barron

Google EMEA

Rafael Njotea

Journalismfund.eu

Jacopo Ottaviani

ICFJ Knight Fellow

Andrea Iannuzzi

La Repubblica