Journalism events diary

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

What can we do to tackle sexual harassment in the media?

Date: 07/03/18


This event from the Second Source discusses sexual harassment within media organisations and how best to tackle the problem. How do we make this a conversation that includes both men and women? Is there a generational difference to ideas of consent between women over the age of 30 and below? And is this a problem that is predominant in the media world, given the fragile freelance contracts of many journalists, or have they simply been provided with a larger platform to air their grievances than women in other industries?

Te panel will be chaired by Eleanor Mills, editorial of The Sunday Times, and speakers include Rachel Corp, deputy editor of ITV News; Louise Ridley, special projects editor at HuffPost UK and co-founder of The Second Source; Jasmine Andersson, investigations reporter at PinkNews; and Mark Di Stefano, media and politics reporter at BuzzFeed News.

Venue: Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London, W2 1QJ

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Bureau Local Big Council Budget Hack

Date: 03/02/18


The Bureau Local are calling on members of the public to join them in scrutinising local budget proposals in order to find out what makes the cut – and what doesn't – ahead of the government's next set of funding decisions in March.

The Bureau Local, a 500 member network that collaborates to tell untold local stories, is hosting 5 hack days in 5 cities to dig into council budget proposals in order to find and tell the stories that matter most to local communities.

The hack days, which are aimed at encouraging everything from data collection to storytelling, will be in the North West, North East, Yorkshire & Humber, West Midlands and London.

Venue: Various around the country

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Digital Radio Summit 2018

Date: 14/02/18


Greater connectivity, voice controlled devices, widening multi-platform consumption are all factors that will affect how radio be enjoyed in the future. The good news is that audiences still want radio on new platforms.

All of these new experiences are driven from metadata, additional information about services. This powers much of what can refresh the traditional radio experience for users - but what are the different ways to make this happen? And where will radio be in the future?

The Digital Radio Summit 2018 promises to discuss these topics and more. This event is part of the EBU Digital Radio Week, 12-15 February 2018.

Venue: TBA

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Women in Journalism & Rakes Progress seminar

Date: 18/01/18


Women in Journalism (WiJ) is teaming up with fabulous contemporary gardening and style magazine Rakes Progress in their Covent Garden pop up space to hear about how the independent magazine sector is blossoming. Panellists include: Tom Loxley, executive editor, Radio Times and founding editor of Rake's Progress magazine; Alice Vincent, author of How to Grow Stuff and the Noughticulture newsletter, Daily Telegraph columnist; Eleanor Mills, WiJ chair, editorial director Sunday Times and editor, Sunday Times Magazine; Steve Watson, founder, Stack Magazines.

Venue: 13-14 Floral St, Covent Garden, London, WC2E

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Building the Future of Community Journalism conference

Date: 11/01/18


Cardiff University’s Centre for Community Journalism is hosting their biennial conference on the topic: Building the Future of Community Journalism #BFCJ18.

The one-day event is free for all who wish to attend, with lunch and refreshments included.

The day will bring together community journalists, academics, policymakers, innovators and technologists to explore the future of the sector, celebrate its recent successes, hear from its most ardent practitioners, and share ideas, skills and tools to help build the next generation of community and hyperlocal news.

The day will culminate with the official launch and first AGM of the Independent Community News Network (ICNN), the first representative body of its kind in the UK.

Venue: Cardiff

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Meet The Second Source

Date: 05/12/17


The Second Source was created by a group of women journalists to tackle harassment in the media.

It seeks to promote awareness of the problem, inform people of their rights, and work with organisations to create change.

With the knowledge that much harassment relates to insecure work in an industry that remains male-dominated, it also acts as an alternative professional network for young women.

This is the first of many Second Source events the team is planning to put out in the future, and they are open to anyone who cares about sexual harassment in the media and wants to hear more about what the group is doing.

The agenda for the evening includes drinks, networking and talks from speakers including Pavan Amara, journalist and founder of My Body Back Project, Jane Merrick, journalist and co-editor of the Spoon, Lisa Nandy, Labour MP for Wigan and more.

Venue: London, United Kingdom

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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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