Journalism events diary

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International Journalism Festival 2022

Date: 6 - 10 April 2022

Details: The International Journalism Festival is one of the landmark annual events in the calendar for the journalism community. After cancelling the event for the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the festival has returned for 2022 for an in-person and online event which is, as usual, free for all attendees, without tickets and without registration.

IFJ invites you to submit using this form for 2022 session proposals. Deadline 31 December. Please note that proposals accepted for the (cancelled) 2020 festival will not be carried forward to 2022. If your 2020 session proposal was accepted and you wish it to be included also in the 2022 programme, kindly submit the proposal again.

Venue: Perugia, Italy, and online

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Rethink Management, Organisation and Product in a World of Constant Change

Date: 23 November 2021

Details: This New World Encounters conference will give you the best practice ideas, tools and methods to succeed in your transformation and become a company that builds the products of the future.

Venue: Live and online from Montreal, Canada

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Successful Strategies and Best Practices in Whistleblower Casework: Defense, Investigations and Resolution

Date: 8 November - 4 December 2021

Details: The strengthening of legal rights and the growth of public awareness has led directly to a rapid expansion in public demand for legal advice, investigations, career and personal support, and other services for whistleblowers. As a result, many new organisations, public institutions, law firms and company departments that specialise in these services have been established.

In this course, the unique combination of skills and knowledge that is required to competently and discreetly receive, assess, investigate and resolve whistleblower inquiries, reports and retaliation complaints will be covered.

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Global Investigative Journalism Conference

Date: 1 - 5 November 2021

Details: The Global Conference is the seminal international event in investigative journalism, featuring practical panels and workshops on the latest investigative techniques, data analysis, online research, cross-border collaboration, and more by the best journalists in the field. The conferences have trained over 8,000 reporters and resulted in the founding of investigative teams, nonprofit newsrooms, and headline-making stories around the world.

Venue: Sydney, Australia/Online

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Why Black Media Matters

Date: 28 October 2021

Details: The event will explore the media representation of diverse communities and their stories including one of the biggest ethical movements of our time: Black Lives Matter. Whether it is Steve McQueen’s Small Axe films, Marvel’s Black Panther, Kendall Jenner’s Pepsi ad or the thousands of columns that have been written about BLM, statues of slave traders or diversity more generally, leading media personalities will talk about why it matters who is telling those stories.

Venue: London, UK

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Date: 19 - 28 October 2021

Details: Join the team for our 28th flagship journalism conference. We will cover topics like first-party data strategies, how to use social media to grow your audience and innovative ways to create reader revenue.

We will also hold an in-person networking event in London, subject to government guidance on covid safety.

Venue: Online/London, UK

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Data bootcamp for freelance journalists

Date: 18 - 29 October 2021

Details: Are you a freelance journalist reporting on development issues? Do you wish you were doing more with data, but are not sure where to start? If that was a ‘yes’, then this bootcamp is for you!

Over the course of a 20-hour, two-week virtual bootcamp, the team at Data4Change will inspire and empower you to bring data-driven storytelling into your work. The event is organised by the European Journalism Centre.

Venue: Online

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Introduction to solutions journalism

Date: 20 October 2021

Details: COJO Against COVID project and the Solutions Journalism Network offer a free masterclass on constructive journalism.

Venue: Online

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Data dilemmas: Challenges for journalists in digital Europe

Date: 19 - 21 October 2021

Details: How do we track surveillance and deal with cybersecurity? How do we investigate abuse of personal data? How can we assess the lobbying power of big tech? These are questions of acute importance for all journalists – here is a chance to get closer to some answers!

Join this series of three half-day seminars in cooperation between the Panelfit Consortium, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso, European Data Journalism Network and Arena for Journalism in Europe. The seminars are aimed at journalists, academics, and NGOs. They are open for all and free of charge.

Venue: Online

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Digiday Media Buying Summit

Date: 18 - 20 October 2021

Details: As the world weighs a slow in-person return a year and a half into the spread of covid-19, agencies are left rearranging the pieces for their own new normal. How are they focused on retaining talent? What challenges are they seeing in the marketplace due to the pandemic? How are they authentically navigating their own set of DE&I initiatives? Digiday Media Buying Summit will explore solutions to these challenges, provide ideas for your own strategies and connect attendees from across the industry.

Venue: Miami, Florida 

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RISJ Global Journalism Webinar Series

Date: 6 October - 1 December 2021 (every Wednesday)

Details: The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism's seminar series is a cornerstone of the Journalist Fellowship programme bringing distinguished figures from journalism with incredibly deep and varied experiences to share their insights on key issues facing the news media. The seminars allow our Journalist Fellows to engage directly with esteemed reporters, senior newsroom leaders, and innovators from around the world.

Venue: Online

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