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Europe’s Biggest Data Journalism Event, by the European Journalism Centre, the Open Knowledge Foundation and the International Journalism Festival of Perugia!
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The European Journalism Centre, the Open Knowledge Foundation and the International Journalism Festival are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of Europe’s biggest data journalism event, the School of Data Journalism. The 2014 edition takes place in Perugia, Italy between 30th of April - 4th of May as part of the International Journalism Festival.

A team of about 25 expert panelists and instructors from New York Times, NZZ, AMI, The Daily Mirror, ICFJ, Digital First Media, Twitter, Ask Media, Walter Conkite School of Journalism, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews and others will lead participants in a mix of discussions and hands-on sessions focusing on everything from cross-border data-driven investigative journalism, to interactive storytelling, social media data, data visualisation and mapping techniques for journalism, web scraping and even data collection using kites and baloons!

Contacts:

Milena Marin,School of Data Programme Manager, Open Knowledge Foundation, milena.marin@okfn.org

Website: http://www.journalismfestival.com/programme/2014  

The School of Data Journalism is part of the European Journalism Centre's Data Driven Journalism initiative, which aims to enable more journalists, editors, news developers and designers to make better use of data and incorporate it further into their work. Started in 2010, the initiative also runs the website DataDrivenJournalism.net as well as the Doing Journalism with Data MOOC, and produced the acclaimed Data Journalism Handbook.

About the International Journalism Festival (www.journalismfestival.com)

The International Journalism Festival is the largest media event in Europe. It is held every April in Perugia, Italy. The festival is free entry for all attendees for all sessions. It is an open invitation to listen to and network with the best of world journalism. The leitmotiv is one of informality and accessibility, designed to appeal to journalists, aspiring journalists and those interested in the role of the media in society. Simultaneous translation into English and Italian is provided.

About the Open Knowledge Foundation (www.okfn.org)

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a global movement to open up knowledge around the world and see it used and useful. Founded in 2004, it is an international leader in promoting open data and open content in all their forms – including public information, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content.

About the European Journalism Centre (www.ejc.net)

The European Journalism Centre is an independent, international, non-profit foundation dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in journalism in particular and the media in general. Founded in 1992 in Maastricht, the Netherlands, the EJC closely follows emerging trends in journalism and watchdogs the interplay between media economy and media culture. It also hosts each year more than 1.000 journalists in seminars and briefings on European and international affairs.