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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
 

14:00

Will interest organisations pay journalism in the future? The practitioners
We've seen interest organisations using journalistic methods. We've even seen interest organisations declaring their research to be journalism. But what about credibility, when information is provided by one party in a case? What about editorial independence? Some argue that future funding for in-depth journalism will come from interest organisations. in this sessoin you meet Stefan Verwer from Oxfam Novib an interest organisation that supports journalism and Ides Debruyne from Journalismfund.eu/Fonds Pascal Decroos which offers an arm's lenght model for channelling money to journalism while protecting editorial independence. But does it work? Margo Smit, the ombudslady of the Dutch public broadcaster will be the devils advocat.

Moderators
avatar for Margo Smit

Margo Smit

ombudsman, GIJN/ICIJ
Margo Smit is news ombudsman since August 1, 2015, overseeing the journalistic output of the Dutch public broadcasters at NPO since january 1, 2017.Smit has been working in journalism since 1989. She was successively a desk editor at commercial and public broadcasters, parliamentary... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director (since 2001) of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. Ides is also the co-founders of the Dutch-Flemish A... Read More →
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Stefan Verwer

Project Leader, Oxfam Novib
Leads on the Even it Up! campaign at Oxfam Novib and responsible for programming work on fair taxation, budget monitoring (pro-poor policies) and citizen participation. Convening the one Oxfam Fiscal Accountability for Inequality Reduction program (FAIR), working in 40 countries all... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Auditorium Z1/15 Donche

15:15

How to convince your publisher that European stories can be sustainable?
Christophe Leclerq of EURACTIV has interviewed 30 top editors and publishers from six countries on European journalism, under the project Media4EU, in cooperation with academics and experts. This notably leads to an pilot project to exchange 'rising stars', not only journalists, between different media. [Possibly called Erasmus4media or stars4media, this project is endorsed by 12 MEPs and may be funded by the EU and/or non-profits.] In this workshop, Christophe will give a short presentation on his findings and then open for a discussion on what editors want, notably how to facilitate exchanges between like-minded media.

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director (since 2001) of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. Ides is also the co-founders of the Dutch-Flemish A... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christophe Leclerq

Christophe Leclerq

Founder, Euractiv.com
He is founder of the EURACTIV media network & Fondation EURACTIV, plus adviser & commentator.Mr Leclercq also moderates conferences, speaks at policy and corporate events, and helps boards and media associations. He leads the new project #Media4EU Tour d’Europe.He also teaches notably at ULB (Brussels). His publications include many books and articles, in French, English, German, Russian, on media policy, alliances, governance, EU communication, public affairs, Eastern Europe, Brexit... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Z3/14

16:30

How to turn a long-term investigation into a book
You have spent months investigating a subject. Maybe you have published a series and made a web documentary. Now you want to reach a new audience and publish a book. How do you go about it? How do you structure a book? Which new possibilities do you have to use your research material? Harald Schuman, Leila Miñano and Stephen Grey have experience from the German, French, and British market.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Grey

Stephen Grey

reporter, Reuters
I am a London-based writer and reporter, working as a correspondent on a special projects team of the Reuters news agency.I have covered the subject of national security in its many forms, including terrorism, the work of security agencies, as well military conflict, including in... Read More →
avatar for Leila Minano

Leila Minano

journalist, Youpress/Investigate Europe
Leïla is a member of Youpress, a free-lance collective based in Paris covering international news around the world. She has reported for several medias such as Vanity Fair, Mediapart, Libération, Marianne, Le Parisien Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine. She has written two books : La... Read More →
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Harald Schumann

Journalist, Investigate Europe
Stationen:- 1984 – 1986 Redakteur für Umweltpolitik bei der tageszeitung (taz);- 1986 – 1990 Wissenschaftsredakteur beim SPIEGEL;- 1990/91 Leitender Redakteur beim Ost-Berliner „Morgen“;- 1992 bis 2000 Redakteur im Berliner Büro des SPIEGEL;- 12/2000 bis 11/2002 Ressortleiter... Read More →


Friday May 19, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Z3/11

16:30

Making money with good journalism - testing the models one by one
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.

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director (since 2001) of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. Ides is also the co-founders of the Dutch-Flemish A... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alon Aviram

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 →
avatar for Teun Gautier

Teun Gautier

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

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 →
avatar for Tassos Morfis

Tassos Morfis

Co-Founder, AthensLive
Tassos Morfis (male) is the Chief Editor and co-founder of AthensLive. He has worked as a journalist for the Greek digital magazine Popaganda, a news producer for the Athens-based production company FOS PHOTOS (fosphotos.com), and a stringer for foreign media including Channel4 in... Read More →
avatar for Elisa Simantke

Elisa Simantke

Journalist/Coordinator, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is coordinating the work 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 →
avatar for Bram Souffreau

Bram Souffreau

Director of the non-editorial operations, Apache
Bram Souffreau is the co-founder (in 2009) of Apache, an online news site of investigative and in-depth journalism. He is responsible for the non-editorial part (web development, customer relations, administration, accounting) of Apache.be. Bram is also president of IPS Vlaand... Read More →



Friday May 19, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Auditorium Z1/15 Donche
 
Saturday, May 20
 

14:00

Funding quality journalism: Entrepreneurial, foundation supported or both?
Adessium Foundation has commissioned a study on "Financing quality journalism", which was conducted by Teun Gautier and Pieter Oostlander. The study offers a long list of possible opportunities. Entrepreneurial journalists are adapting some of the models to their realities already, testing, adapting and – some of them – finding new revenue models. Along the way they rely on support by donors. Meet four donors from four different countries who provide significant support to quality journalim in Europe and hear their considerations.

Speakers
avatar for Algirdas Lipstas

Algirdas Lipstas

Deputy Director, OSF
Algirdas Lipstas joined the Media Program (now the Program on Independent Journalism) as project manager in charge primarily of support to journalism training projects. This included work with mid-career journalism training institutions in Open Society’s “traditional region... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Reuter

Stephanie Reuter

Geschäftsführerin, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
Stephanie Reuter ist seit 2011 Geschäftsführerin der Rudolf Augstein Stiftung. Zuvor leitete die studierte Journalistin (Diplom) und Kulturmanagerin (Master) die Geschäftsstelle des Instituts für Kultur- und Medienmanagement an der Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg... Read More →
avatar for Sahar Yadegari

Sahar Yadegari

Program Manager at Adessium Foundation, Adessium Foundation
Sahar Yadegari is program manager at Adessium Foundation.


Saturday May 20, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Auditorium 2 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM
 
Sunday, May 21
 

10:45

How we will make a living from our work. New kinds of watchdog media.
We've seen interest organisations using journalistic methods. We've even seen interest organisations declaring their research to be journalism. But what about credibility, when information is provided by one party in a case? What about editorial independence? Meet Mark Hunter – American/French former journalist turned scholar and author present the findings of his recently published a book about the subject.

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu vzw
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director (since 2001) of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 with the purpose of stimulating in-depth cross-border journalism in Europe. Ides is also the co-founders of the Dutch-Flemish A... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Founding member, Story-Based Inquiry Associates
An award-winning investigative reporter, scholar, and author of the UNESCO-funded International manual “Story-based Inquiry - A Manual for Investigative Journalists”, Hunter is an adjunct professor and senior research fellow at the INSEAD Social Innovation Center in Fontainebleau... Read More →



Sunday May 21, 2017 10:45 - 11:45
Auditorium 1 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM

12:00

How to pitch a story and get a grant
Do you want to apply for a cross-border grant? Get tips and tricks from Journalismfun.eu's Marjorie Blomme and Trine Smistrup.

Speakers
avatar for Marjorie Blomme

Marjorie Blomme

Editorial Co-ordinator, Journalismfund.eu
Marjorie Blomme is Journalismfund.eu's editorial co-ordinator for the Connecting Continents grant programme. She answers questions regarding the grants and is in charge of preparing the applications for the jury and following up on the ongoing investigations.Marjorie is based in Antwerp, Belgium, and also works as a freelance journalist. She has a master's degree in modern hist... Read More →
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Coordinator, ARENA for Journalism in Europe
Conference coordinator for EIJC & Dataharvest. Danish freelance journalist, editor and trainer. Earlier with Journalismfund.eu, SCOOP Russia, Nordic Center of Journalists.


Sunday May 21, 2017 12:00 - 13:00
Auditorium 2 Thomas More journalism school at the Campus De Ham, Raghenoplein 21, 2800 Mechelen & Campus De Vest, Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen, BELGIUM