Journalism events diary

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WiJ Social Media Clinic

Start date: 30/04/14
Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp are must have tools. Our panel of top social media journalists explain how (and how not) writers and editors are using them to research and promote content.

Panel includes Felicity Morse, The Independent’s social media editor, Lisette Johnston, of BBC World TV News and researcher into social media and protest movements , Rosie Millard, journalist, broadcaster and author and Alexandra Ruckim, Online Journalist, London Evening Standard

Wiggin LLP
10th Floor
Met Building
22 Percy Street

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Start date: 09/05/14
End date: 11/05/2014

Investigative journalists, data specialists and coding whiz kids will once again gather in Brussels this year for the fourth edition of’s Dataharvest Conference. Dataharvest+ takes place on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday morning 11 May 2014.

Get up-to-speed on the newest research methods, bounce story ideas off experienced colleagues, get help from expert data analysts for your investigation and find out about cutting-edge ways to present your story. All of that, and more, at’s Dataharvest Conference, the number one event for investigative and data journalists in Europe.

Dataharvest+ will take place in the centre of Brussels on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday morning 11 May, with a pre-DHC Hackathon organised by Friedrich Lindenberg (coordination), Stefan Urbanek, Stefan Candea and Sebastian Mondial on Thursday 8 May. It will be the fourth time the conference is organised. On Friday evening 9 May mayor Yvan Mayeur of Brussels will welcome the Dataharvest+ participants for a drink, a chat and a tour in the city’s beautiful town hall on Grand Place.

Registering for the conference is now possible at Registrations are only valid after payment of the participation fee of €110. Students pay the student price of €85.

70 Zespenningenstraat,
Contact: Rafael Njotea

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First Do No Harm: International conference on health journalism

Start date: 14/05/14
End date: 16/05/2014

First Do No Harm is a conference about and for health journalism. Hosted by the University of Coventry, this second international conference on health journalism has leading speakers from the UK, Italy, Netherlands, USA, Canada, South Africa, India and Ethiopia and is supported by the National Union of Journalists, Medical Journalists’ Association and European Federation of Journalists.

It will look at the professional realities for reporting on health and covering it in PR, the underlying ethics, editorial responsibilities, and weighing up the often complex and conflicting evidence for health stories; as well as examine how journalists can build an audience via social and other media in this field without making mistakes, and how these pressures and considerations express themselves differently across the world. The use – and misuse – of PR in health will also be outlined, and the critical use of networking will be covered in detail. Each major topic will include a discussion session, so that delegates can air their views and hopefully arrive at conclusions that will help journalists directly.

The conference aims to help working journalists develop professionally, acquire new skills and knowledge, and make new contacts. It is also aimed at offering journalists new story ideas, sources and awareness by acting as the starting point for the development of training, resources and support networks for all journalists and PRs who cover health. The organisers have kept costs deliberately low to encourage as many working journalists as possible.

By drawing together expertise from academic research with health journalists and PRs and encouraging informed debate, it will examine the critical issues affecting health journalism and PR world wide.

The conference is aimed at any journalist or PR who covers health, researchers, media students, and health professionals and managers with an interest in the media.

Registration is now open.

Richard Crossman Building
University of Coventry
Priory Street
Contact: Alan Taman

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Spring 2014 Digital Editors Network Meetup and Networking Reception

Start date: 05/06/14

There are at least three solid reason why forward-thinking media companies are looking closer at visual journalism. In a world awash with information, visuals help us understand more [1], feel more [2] and engage more [3]. And investment in the likes of the The Sun+ Goals App shows media companies believe it can earn them more too.

If visual content is also on your agenda, then join us at the Spring 2014 Digital Editors Network meetup and networking reception to be hosted by the Financial Times on 5 June 2014.

To help us sift through the hype, share practical lessons learned and consider the way forward Lisa MacLeod, head of operations for and Financial Times associate editor, has worked with us to assemble an excellent line up. Leading the #visualDEN discussions are:

- David Dinsmore, editor of The Sun
- Amy Webb, founder & CEO of Webbmedia Group and co-founder of Spark Camp
- David Ottewell, head of the data journalism unit at Trinity Mirror
- Lulu Pinney, freelance ‘infografista’
- Alan Hunter, head of digital for The Times and The Sunday Times
- Fiona Ryder, MD at Mustard TV and Archant
- Martin Stabe, head of interactive news at the Financial Times

Co-sponsored by Desk-Net, discussion will be chaired by the DEN convenors: Nick Turner, head of digital for the CN Group, Lucia Adams, deputy head of digital for The Times and The Sunday Times, and François Nel, director of the Journalism Leaders Programme at UCLAN. Additional presenters are to be confirmed.

The programme on Thursday, June 5th, will run from 2pm to 6pm at the Financial Times offices, with registration opening at 1:30pm and conversations afterwards spilling over into a networking reception that wraps at 7:30pm. The closest tube stations are Tower Bridge and Mansion House.

Financial Times

Contact: François Nel

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3rd Annual International Conference on Journalism and Mass Communications

Start date: 22/09/14
End date: 23/09/2014

"At the Crossroads of Communication, Journalism, Media, Corporate and Social Responsibility"

The media industry, in many respects, is at a crossroads as it seeks to come to terms with developments in technology that simultaneously allow new heights of journalistic excellence, as well as the emergence of more worrying trends such as "fake" journalism.

In this digital age, communication ethics - the codes, moral standards and values followed by media organizations and in human communication, are more significant than ever before. Therefore, we need to explore how media can be socially responsible and provide true, accurate, comprehensive and objective information, and try to resolve the conflict between communication freedom, public interest and social impact.

Hotel Fort Canning
11 Canning Walk

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Big Data Media Conference

Start date: 08/04/15

While 2013 was the year of Big Data hype, 2014 is shaping up to be the year of Big Data success stories for media companies.

The second annual Big Data for Media conference, organised by the Reuters Institute and World Newsmedia Network, will explore the most impressive Big Data case studies, and the nuts-and-bolts approaches to Big Data strategies and implementation on the journalism and business sides of media companies.

The conference will include several general sessions and two break-out tracks: Journalism/Content and Business/Revenue.

The conference will explore the following topics:

- Gathering, analysing and leveraging consumer insights

- Understanding media content usage patterns in real time

- Best practices in social media analysis

- Best practices in leveraging Big Data and mobile content

- Big Data tactics and strategies now and for the future

- Award-winning data journalism projects, and how they executed these projects

- Monetisation using Big Data strategies

- Delivering targeted content leveraging Big Data

- Tools used to understand complex data sets, including data visualisation techniques

Keynote Speakers:

* Jimmy Maymann, CEO of Huffington Post, "How HuffPost leverages Big Data to improve user experience"

* Matt Keylock, Global Head of Data for dunnhumby, "How Tesco and dunnhumby have led the way in the business approach to Big Data in customer and efficiencies strategies for 15 years"

Confirmed speakers:

- Peter Bale, CNN's Managing Director, UK, “Examples of CNN's Data Journalism”

- Sanjeevan Bala, Head of Data Planning & Analytics, Channel 4, Panelist: "Big Data Opportunities and Strategies"

- Tom Betts, Head of Data Analytics for, "TBA"

- Amanda Farnsworth, Head of BBC’s Visual Journalism unit, "Starting up a Visual Journalism Unit”

- Ky Harlin, Director of Data Research and Development at BuzzFeed, New York, "How BuzzFeed is leveraging Big Data to target its readers in real time"

- Paul Hood, Archant Media’s Digital Director, “Stop Data Leakage to Third Party competitors”

- Darrel Kunken, Sacramento Bee, Director of Market Analysis, “How the Sacramento Bee is using data visualization to extend the utility of Big Data sets, and how Big Data will play a role in helping to introduce readers to more of the content that they want”

- Jonathan Lyon, Global Director of Strategic Insight, DigitasLBi global marketing and technology agency, “How essential customer insights and engagement are made possible by Big Data”

- Jason Mander, Head of Trends, Global Web Index, "The changing social media landscape"

- Pegg Nadler: Award-winning magazine marketing guru, NYC, “Successes and failures using Big Data in magazine company marketing”

- Bertrand Pecquerie, CEO, Global Editors Network

- Wilfried Runde, Head of Innovation Projects, New Media at Deutsche Welle

- Arsenio Santos, CTO and co-founder, Circa 1605, a mobile content app, "How Circa Is Using Technology And Analytics To Transform Mobile Journalism"

- Dr Farida Vis, acclaimed social media data scientist and occasional Guardian Twitter analyst, University of Sheffield, "How Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat usage are changing the face of journalism and business development"

- Dr Farida Vis, acclaimed social media data scientist and occasional Guardian Twitter analyst, University of Sheffield, "How Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat usage are changing the face of journalism and business development"

More speakers to be confirmed

The conference, born out of the Reuters Institute's Big Data research, will focus on how media companies can leverage data to better understand their media landscapes, their audiences, and help develop content and commercial strategies for the future.

Follow the event on twitter at #Bigdatamedia14

FULL PRICE = £ 400

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80-100 Victoria Street,

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