Journalism events diary

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

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 This international conference invites original, unpublished papers to address such issues.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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