The European Investigative Journalism and Dataharvest Conference organised by Journalismfund.eu, is the most relevant networking event for investigative and data journalists in Europe. Dataharvest EIJC17 will take place on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday morning 21 May 2017, with a pre-conference Hack Day on Thursday 18 May.
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Saturday, May 20 • 14:00 - 15:00
Journalist-scholar collaborations: a model to pursue? / Round table

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So much knowledge is held and such forceful methods are practiced by scholars. While traditionally journalists worked with scholars as their sources, and scholars worked with journalists as communication partners, recent years have brought more and more examples of genuine collaboration. This conference gathers some of these examples to see, what works and what is difficult. At this round table we'll consider opportunities and challenges, how can both groups collaborate without loosing independence and thus credibility, without compromising the quality of their work, which types of collaboration make sense and which do not.This round table brings together some of those working with collaborations between scholars and journalists. And this round table has the objective to answer two questions: Are the first examples so promising we should strive to develop this new collaborative approach further, and if so, how?

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Ides Debruyne

Managing director/co-founder, Journalismfund Europe
Ides Debruyne is the co-founder and managing director of Journalismfund Europe (Brussels) and co-founder of the Dutch-Flemish Association of Investigative Journalists (VVOJ). He is also the founder and chair of "SciMingo" (promotes science communication in the Flemish region) and... Read More →

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Georgiana Bere

Data engineer, https://tenders.exposed
Data savvy programmer and open data supporter. I believe data contains wisdom and I help people get to it.
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Michele Catanzaro

Michele Catanzaro (Rome, 1979) is a freelance journalist based in Barcelona (Spain). He has a PhD in physics and writes for Nature, El Periódico, Chemistry World and others.Catanzaro is the co-author of the book "Networks. A Very Short Introduction" (OUP, 2013) and the documentary... Read More →
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Ben Meghreblian

Community Manager, OpenTrials
Ben is the Community Manager for OpenTrials, an Open Knowledge International project aiming to produce an open, easy-to-use, linked database of information about the world's clinical trials. He has a background in psychology and IT, and previously worked on the AllTrials campai... Read More →
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Marcel Metze

Editor-in-chief, Metze Research
Dutch Journal of Medicine (editorial advisor) and Tobacco Investigations Desk (editor-in-chief).
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Victor Nițu

Software Developer, tenders.exposed
Victor is one of the developers of Elvis, a public tenders visualization platform that aims to visually expose patterns of corruption in the EU and beyond. A while ago he was one of the developers behind OpenTrials, an aggregator of all clinical trials around the world with advanced... Read More →
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Katharina Rasch

Data scientist
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Astrid Viciano

Science Reporter, Medical Doctor, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Astrid Viciano is a Spanish/German journalist and MD who works as a staff reporter at the weekend science section of Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich, focusing on investigative cross-border projects regarding medical, scientific and social topics. Viciano has previously worked as a... Read More →

Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00 CEST
C2.23 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM