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.

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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Global Fact 4

Date: 5-7/07/2017


The Global Fact-Checking Summit is the premier conference for fact-checkers worldwide. It is the largest international gathering of organisations that regularly publish nonpartisan reports on the accuracy of statements by public figures, major institutions and other widely circulated claims of interest to society.

It is hosted by the International Fact-Checking Network. Global Fact 4 will address topics including lessons from cognitive science for fact-checkers, automation in fact-checking, overcoming organised misinformation campaigns ,and formats for fact-checking.

Venue: Madrid, Spain

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Digital Editors’ Network

Date: 20/06/2017


Is the future of quality journalism on your mind? Along with Twitter's Global Head of News Peter Greenberger, speakers from Facebook, the BBC, Full Fact, the Conversation, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the University of Central Lancashire will contribute to the discussion about how quality journalism can over overcome two of its biggest challenges – the corrosive impact of misinformation, and the continuing search for sustainable business models.

Venue: Twitter UK, 20 Air Street, London, W1B 5AG

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Fact checking and solutions journalism event

Date: 14/06/2017


This practical workshop will introduce 'solutions-focused journalism' with a hands-on session from Emily Kasriel, head of editorial partnerships and special projects at BBC World Service Group, who is steering SFJ in the BBC.

Pupul Chatterjee, data journalist for BBC West, will share examples of her SFJ reporting and how it works at a local level. Paul Bradshaw will discuss live fact-checking with a second screen and other advances in reporting politics in the post-truth age.

This event is aimed at BJTC journalism tutors and students and has been organised following discussions at a BJTC partners day.

Venue: Parkside Building, Birmingham City University, 5 Cardigan Street, B4 7BD Birmingham

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Algorithms, Automation, and News Conference

Date: 22-23/05/18


Algorithms and automation increasingly are connected to many aspects of news production, distribution, and consumption. This international conference invites original, unpublished papers to address such issues. Abstracts can be submitted until 15 July 2017.

Select papers from the conference will be published in a special issue of Digital Journalism as well as a proposed edited volume.

Speakers include Philip M. Napoli (Duke University), Nicholas Diakopoulos (University of Maryland), and Steve Schifferes (City, University of London).

Venue: Center for Advanced Studies, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Seestraße 13, 80802, Munich, Germany

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The Copywriting Conference

Date: 13/10/2017

The conference programme is a blend of talks and workshops designed to inspire and invigorate anyone who needs to communicate, persuade and convert as part of their work.

Past events have attracted a broad range of professionals, including freelancers, small business owners, agency leads and big brands, including Adidas, Google, Asos, Microsoft and Innocent.

Topics covered by the talks and workshops include improving conversion rates, injecting creativity into your work, pitching persuasively and writing for mobile users.

Use discount code journalism25 to get £25 off the standard rate.

Venue: Crystal building, 1 Siemens Brothers Way, London, E16 1GB

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Well Told conference

Date: 27/05/17 - 28/05/2017

There is magnificent longform and narrative work done in the UK media. But it often goes uncelebrated. Well Told aims to correct that, and give working journalists from all over the country a chance to learn from each other and support the development of longform and narrative work.

Well Told will be hosting some of the most talented reporters, authors, documentarians and podcasters, who will share the storytelling skills which make their work stand out.

Sessions include 'Secret of online engagement', 'The beauty of narrative podcasts' and 'Handling complex subjects'.

Venue: Marylebone, London and the London College of Communication

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Women in Media

Date: 04/03/17 and 05/03/2017

Women In Media gives delegates the opportunity to celebrate and learn from successful women in journalism, radio, TV, blogging, PR and much more, through keynote speeches, panel sessions and workshops.​

Last year, WIM, organised by a small group of student journalists from the University of Manchester's student media collective Manchester Media Group, welcomed delegates from across the UK including Stirling, Bristol and London.

The agenda can be found here.

Venue: People's History Museum, Left Bank, Manchester, M3 3ER

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Beyond Borders

Date: 07/03/17

This panel debate tackles some of the themes raised during The Refugee Journalism Project, which has supported exiled and refugee journalists in re-establishing their careers in the UK.

The debate will explore key issues around migration and journalism – the representation of migrants in the media; news values in the reporting of conflicts and humanitarian disasters; diversity in industry recruitment.

Venue: Lecture Theatre A, London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB

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Future News Worldwide

Start date: 06/07/17

End date: 07/07/17

Future News Worldwide offers aspiring young journalists from across the world the opportunity to develop practical and editorial skills and hear directly from some of the world’s most high-profile industry leaders.

The conference is open to undergraduate students aged 18-25 of any discipline (i.e. not just Journalism or Media Studies) and to those who have graduated within the last year. Applicants can come from any region of the world and must speak English at IELTS 6.5 or above.

All applicants must complete an online form designed to test their passion, enthusiasm and journalistic skills.

The British Council covers conference costs, travel to and from Edinburgh (including visas if applicable), meals and accommodation for successful delegates.

Venue: The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, EH99 1SP

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ONA Dublin

Date: 19/05/17

ONA Dublin will feature a full day of programming to address the latest issues in the digital media landscape with experts from around the world, as well as hands-on demos that will offer the chance to engage with emerging technology.

The conference will include sessions around public trust in media, metrics/analytics, immersive journalism content, revenue, video.

Venue: Facebook Dublin, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin, Ireland

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Digital Publishing Innovation Summit 2016

Start date: 19/10/16
End date: 20/10/2016

The Digital Publishing Innovation Summit brings together 30+ Industry Speakers and over 100 delegates to discuss leading digital publishing initiatives.

Venue TBC, London

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