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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Friday, May 19 • 16:30 - 17:30
Making money with good journalism - testing the models one by one

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52 good ideas for business models (as a minimum) – which one(s) will make a breakthrough to support investigative journalism in the future? At this panel you will meet several entrepreneurial journalism initiatives trying to make money with their journalism. Which one works in which context? Has there been a breakthrough seizable enough to replicate? Meet Apache.be , online only based upon investment and aiming to return this investment within a reasonable time. Meet Athens Life (tbc) one of the new digital first outlets, who offer longform, analytical and explanatory journalism. Meet Investigative Journalism, who have a mission of producing investigative journalism on complex European themes while testing business models. Meet Bristol Cable, who build a local collectively supported community medium. Meet hyperlocal journalism from Budapest (http://ittlakunk.hu/). And meet De Cooperatie.nl, a collective of freelancers paying someone to sell their work so they can focus on their journalism.

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Ides Debruyne

managing director, Journalismfund Europe
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and managing director of Journalismfund Europe and chair of Scimingo.

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Alon Aviram

co-founder, The Bristol Cable media coop
Alon Aviram is a co-founder and operations coordinator at the Bristol Cable, the UK's only citywide media co-operative. He has investigated a range of areas, including police surveillance, worker exploitation and housing. With over 1600 paying members, the Bristol Cable is demons... Read More →
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Teun Gautier

Founder, De Cooperatie
Former director of De Groene Amsterdammer, o-founder of De Corresponent and Founder of De Cooperatie.
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Andras Löke

Editor-in-chef, Ittlakunk.hu
Founder and editor-in-chief of Ittlakunk.hu, a group of 23 hyperlocal websites covering 23 Budapest neighborhoods used by 800.000 unique visitors a month. In 2009-10 he assisted the project of the Swiss Ringier Group for creating a quality Sunday paper in Hungary. Before that, he... Read More →
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Tassos Morfis

Co-founder, Qurio
Tassos is one of the founders of AthensLive, Greece’s first non-profit newsroom. He has worked as an executive, reporter, and producer for several Greek and international media. He is also a documentary film producer. His first feature-length film TIED premiered in 2020.
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Elisa Simantke

Journalist/Editorial Director, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is the Editorial Director of "Investigate Europe" - an investigative cross-border team with members from all over Europe. IE publishes investigative reports with media partners in up to 18 countries europe-wide. The team is mainly funded through several European foundations... Read More →
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Bram Souffreau

Director of the non-editorial operations, Apache
I am the co-founder of Apache (www.apache.be), a Belgian news site that emphasizes investigative journalism and in-depth reporting.

Friday May 19, 2017 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Auditorium Z1/15 Donche