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 • 12:00 - 13:00
Fact-checking - get it right every time!

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Get it right – all of it, all the time! The Swedish weekly investigative TV program Uppdrag Granskning (Mission Investigate) has strict rules for quality control and fact checking. The process starts at the very beginning with a Devil´s advocate examining the idea. At the end every fact needs to be questioned and verified – line by line. Selection of facts and basis for conclusions are scrutinized. The method has built trust, both in the audience and between journalists and sensitive sources. UG editor Nils Hanson, who with his team invented the quality control system, shares his methods.

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Nils Hanson

Nils Hanson is a freelancing investigative editor and reporter. For 14 years, until 2018, Nils was an executive producer for Mission Investigate, Swedish Television (SVT). He has over 30 years of experience and has covered around 500 investigations. During the last two years of his... Read More →

Friday May 19, 2017 12:00 - 13:00 CEST
Auditorium Z1/15 Donche