Journalism events diary

Journalism events diary

Please email information about your events of interest to journalists to Madalina Ciobanu, madalina at, or call 01273 384290.

Coda.Br – Brazilian conference on Data Journalism and Digital Methods

Date: 25-26/11/17


Coda.Br, Brazil's biggest data journalism and digital methods conference, is organised by Escola de Dados, the Brazilian chapter of School of Data.

The gathering will bring together hundreds of journalists, researchers, data scientists, students and

international experts in data journalism, such as: Jonathan Stray, computational journalist at Columbia University; Mar Cabra, who led the Data and Research Unit of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) during the 2017 Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers investigation; Momi Peralta, head of the award-winning data journalism team at La Nación Argentina; and Jennifer Stark, who was a computational journalist at the University of Maryland.

The conference includes more than 30 workshops led by experts in data journalism tools; panels with journalists and international researchers on topics such as algorithmic responsibility, machine learning, privacy and the future of data journalism.

Venue: FAAP University, São Paulo, Brazil

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NCTJ diversity in journalism seminar

Date: 18/10/17


The seminar will form part of the annual Journalism Diversity Fund celebratory event, which invites students, trainees, sponsors and supporters to come together to celebrate the work of the important industry fund, which has awarded 248 bursaries to fund the journalism training of diverse students since its launch in 2005.

The first panel session of the day will look at attracting and retaining journalists from all walks of life, which will be discussed by Suchandrika Chakrabarti, editorial trainer for Trinity Mirror, Elizabeth Pears, deputy news editor at BuzzFeed UK and Jackie Simmons, executive editor of Bloomberg.

Following this, four speakers will draw on their personal experiences to discuss disability and mental health in journalism.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

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The Media Society: Data journalism today - the good, the bad and the ugly

Date: 9/11/17


The Media Society and City University are hosting an event looking into the current state of play for data journalism. Speakers include: Simon Rogers, data editor, Google News Lab; Rachel Oldroyd, managing editor, The Bureau for Investigative Journalism; Jonathan Hewett, City Journalism.

This event is held to mark the launch of 'Data Journalism - Past, Present and Future', which is edited by John Mair, Richard Lance Keeble, Megan Lucero and Martin Moore.

Venue: City, University of London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB, United Kingdom

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FIPP World Congress

Date: 9-11/10/17


The FIPP World Congress brings together the world’s leading multi-platform media publishers and industry suppliers to explore the latest trends and solutions in the industry.

Topics on the agenda include business models, digital transformation, and revenue, with speakers from media companies in the UK, US and Europe.

Venue: Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, St Katharine's & Wapping, London E1W 2DA

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International Newsroom Summit 2017

Date: 08-09/11/17


Over two days, WAN-IFRA's International Newsroom Summit will look at keeping up with the fast pace of change in newsroom organisation by adopting new tools and roles, as well as smart ways to reach new audiences while strengthening loyalty and direct connections with your audience.

Venue: Thomson Reuters, 30 South Colonnade Canary Wharf, London E14 5EP, United Kingdom

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NCTJ Journalism Skills conference

Date: 23-24/11/17


Delegates will be guests of Sky UK and Kingston University for two days of talks, debate and discussion.

The event, now in its tenth year, will consider some of the latest developments in journalism education and training, looking at the digital skills needed by journalists, sharing practical tips and debating the issues of ethics and trust that arise from the growing role of social media in our industry.

Venue: Hampton Court Palace, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, United Kingdom

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Digital Innovators' Summit

Date: 19-20/03/18


Organised by FIPP and VDZ, the Digital Innovators' Summit brings together senior executives from media businesses, technology innovators and solution providers to share ideas, discuss emerging trends and showcase future products.

The conference attracts over 600 senior executives from over 35 countries with attendees including CEOs, managing directors, heads of online and mobile, publishers, editors and content managers, business development marketing and sales.

Venue: Deutsche Telekom Representative Office, Französische Straße 33 a-c, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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Date: 20/10/17


Episodic is the world’s first conference dedicated entirely to episodic storytelling. Speakers, including This American Life producer Starlee Kline, will come from the worlds of TV, games, podcasts, film and fandoms, and share fascinating insights into their business models, tips for getting funding, how they shape stories, and how they listen to audiences.

Episodic is for anyone that wants to learn how to tell stories that people commit to, like you’d commit to a podcast series or a drama on Netflix. It’s for people fascinated by story formats that people want to return to. And it’s for curious storytellers who love learning from people experimenting with new ways of doing things.

Venue: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY, United Kingdom

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SND London 2017

Date: 03/11/17


The Society for News Design (SND) is inviting all creatives to a special face-to-face networking and idea-sharing event – SND London 2017.

SND, for the first time in London, is bringing together the visual journalism community – creative directors, art directors, editors, reporters, illustrators, photographers, video makers, data visualisers and web designers - for a dialogue on innovation and the future of visual journalism.

Topics include: best practices in visual journalism worldwide, interactive graphics and data visualisations, and designing for mobile, among others.

Venue: News UK, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, United Kingdom

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Digital Journalism Summit 2017

Date: 20/10/17


The conference follows Press Gazette’s Duopoly campaign, which has highlighted concerns about the increasing dominance of Facebook and Google in the UK digital advertising market.

Conference sessions will look at editorial and commercial strategies and give attendees the chance to grill leading Facebook and Google executives on how publishers can make more revenue from the platforms.

Venue: News UK, 1 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9GF, United Kingdom

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'Inside our blind spots: What we report on and what we don't see' media conference

Date: 5-8/10/17

Details: Media NGO N-ost is inviting over 100 European journalists, media managers, activists and academics to take part in a three-day conversation about blind spots, in all senses – the topics and angles that have been left uncovered, and the audiences that were ignored.

What are the consequences of this exclusion? What formats do we need to reach new audiences and keep them? How do we keep the readers engaged with the topics despite the fatigue? What is the right language to discuss the topics that have previously been off-limits, like mental illness and gender-based violence?

Venue: Izolyatsiya Art Centre, Svitloho Shlyakhu St, 3, Donetsk, Ukraine, 83000

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Telling better stories: Strengthening digital journalists’ skills in Nepal

Date: 17-19/08/2017

Details: StoryCycle and the British Embassy in Nepal are holding a series of workshops for digital journalists. The workshops are free to attend and will be delivered by former Guardian journalist Laura Oliver, Mohan Mainali, editor of South Asia Check, and other experienced media professionals.

Journalists can choose from two workshops: digital journalism – latest trends and practices, which will cover how to tell better stories for digital outlets, how to write and promote stories on social media, and how to handle user-generated content and verification; and tools for better storytelling, focusing on using maps, tools and apps for data journalism, creating inforgraphics and verifying information.

Ten professional digital journalists will be selected for each workshop and interested candidates should apply through an online form. The deadline to apply is 5/08 and succesful candidates will be notified on 10/08.

Venue: TBC

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The Power of Storytelling

Date: 16-22/10/2017


The Power of Storytelling is built around the idea that stories can change our worlds.

The only one of its kind in Eastern Europe, it brings together superstar storytellers in all fields – from media, to arts, to business – to show the potential of stories to connect people, to heal wounds, to move to action, and to drive change.

This year’s theme is 'Closer', where speakers including Jenna Pirog, VR editor at The New York Times, Pat Walters, editor at Gilmet Media, and Sarah Stillman, staff writer at The New Yorker, will tackle the troubling realities of our age – uncertainty, fear, inequality, misinformation –, and look at how stories can explain them, put them in context, while also giving a voice to those that have not been heard.

Venue: Raddison Blu Hotel, Calea Victoriei 63 – 81, District 1,10065 Bucharest, Romania

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European Data and Computational Journalism Conference

Date: 6-7/07/2017


The European Data and Computational Journalism Conference aims to bring together industry, practitioners and academics in the fields of journalism and news production, and information, data, social and computer sciences, facilitating a multidisciplinary discussion on these topics in order to advance research and practice in the broad area of Data and Computational Journalism.

the conference will present a mix of academic talks and keynotes from industry leaders. It will be followed by a half-day 'Introduction to Data Journalism' workshop and the 'Computational and Data Journalism Unconference'.

Venue: University College Dublin, Stillorgan Road, 4 Dublin, Ireland

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ABSW Science Journalism Summer School 2017

Date: 5/07/2017


A one-day training event organised by the Association of British Science Writers at the Royal Society in London. Freelance science journalists will discuss sources of work, original approaches, carving out niche areas of specialisation, copyright issues and the tools that they use to manage their time and get an insight into the minds of editors, and a chance to network with those who could commission your stories.

Speakers include Alok Jha (ITV), Dr Richard Fletcher (Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism), Michael Marshall (BBC Earth) and Vicki Turk (Wired UK).

Venue: The Welcome Trust, London

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