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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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Thursday, May 1
 

09:00

The year in data journalism around the world: developments and trends
Data journalism is evolving at a rapid pace. Since last year’s International Journalism Festival we have seen many data stories breaking and data projects appearing around the world. We’ve seen countless tools, services and initiatives to support work in this emerging field. The opening debate at this year’s edition of the School of Data Journalism will bring together leading data journalists and advocates to discuss the past year’s advances in the field and what the future holds. What were the big data stories of the year? What were the key technological developments and projects and what do these developments mean for journalists and newsrooms in Europe? Where is data journalism today and where is it headed?



Moderators
avatar for Liliana Bounegru

Liliana Bounegru

Liliana Bounegru is project manager on data journalism at the European Journalism Centre and editor of DataDrivenJournalism.net

Speakers
avatar for Justin Arenstein

Justin Arenstein

Justin Arenstein is an award-winning journalist and media strategist who works with partners across Africa to help strengthen investigative reporting while also helping media owners adopt new technologies and build more robust business models.
avatar for Milena Marin

Milena Marin

Project and Workshop Coordinator, School of Data, Open Knowledge Foundation
Milena is based in London and joined Open Knowledge Foundation as Project and Workshop Coordinator for School of Data. Among others, she is working with and supporting local partners, building the School of Data network around the world, and organising events, workshops and train... Read More →
avatar for Aron Pilhofer

Aron Pilhofer

Aron Pilhofer is associate managing editor of digital strategy at The New York Times.
avatar for Guido Romeo

Guido Romeo

Science and environment editor of the Italian edition of Wired and coordinator of the iData project of the Fondazione Ahref. He is co-founder of Diritto di Sapere (Your Right To Know), a non-profit project advocating an Italian FOIA, and founder of Hacks/Hackers Italy in Milan.
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini headed a team of journalists and computer engineers at La Nacion, Costa Rica’s newspaper of reference, until early February 2014.


Thursday May 1, 2014 09:00 - 10:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

14:30

From idea to story: planning the data journalism story (beginner)
Data Driven Journalism has changed the way we produce and communicate stories. But how can we succeed in finding a balance between planning the production, research and investigation, correct data collection, cleaning, analysis and finally producing beautiful and rich representations for the public? In this workshop you will learn how to conceive and plan for a data-driven story, from idea to development and publication, as well as tips for working with collaborators like designers, developers, etc. We will make sure you will leave the workshop with a checklist for deciding what stories are worthwhile.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Doig

Steve Doig

Steve Doig, instructor of this workshop, is the Knight Chair in Journalism, specializing in computer-assisted reporting — the use of computers and social science techniques to help journalists do their jobs better. 


Thursday May 1, 2014 14:30 - 16:00
Hotel Sangallo

16:00

Data journalism tools: maps (beginner)
Visualizing geo-localised data on maps is one of the most classical format of Data Driven Journalism, but it is an always evolving field: each year new tools and practices appear and regenerate data mapping. Join us this year to consolidate your mapping skills and we can show you all that you can do to bring your stories to life with maps.

Speakers
avatar for Annabel Church

Annabel Church

Annabel Church, Open News Fellow


Thursday May 1, 2014 16:00 - 17:30
Hotel Sangallo

17:30

Interactive storytelling (intermediate)
Data visualisation and multimedia stories are some of the most important contributions of technology to high quality journalism. New tools and techniques allow information to be presented in a much more effective and compelling way, thus making it more relevant to the public. This can sound quite complicated but experience has shown that sometimes it is easier to report with multimedia than without it. In this workshop we will be looking into trends, tips and techniques of multimedia storytelling.

Speakers
avatar for Mariana Santos

Mariana Santos

Knight International Journalism Fellow, Brazil, Chile and Costa Rica


Thursday May 1, 2014 17:30 - 19:00
Hotel Sangallo
 
Friday, May 2
 

09:00

Data journalism for small newsrooms
Great Data Driven Journalism is too often associated with large and famous newsrooms, which invested in the field early and built big teams of news apps developers and data journalists (like the New York Times, The Guardian, Reuters). But small newsrooms and freelancers can produce great Data Driven Pieces too! How do they do it? How to build a DDJ team in a small newsroom? What’s the best way to work with external developers and small agencies? A few case studies to demonstrate it’s possible and you can do it too!

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Martin Belam

Martin Belam

Ampp3d, Daily Mirror, London UK
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra is a multimedia investigative reporter from Spain, member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and vice-president of the Spanish chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation.
avatar for Marie Coussin

Marie Coussin

Ask Media, France
avatar for Sylke Grunewald

Sylke Grunewald

Sylke Gruhnwald is the data-driven journalism team leader of the Swiss daily Neue Zürcher Zeitung.


Friday May 2, 2014 09:00 - 10:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

11:30

Data journalism tools: spreadsheets (intermediate)
Spreadsheets can be a journalist best friend: they can help you make sense of your data and are so easy to use compared to other data analysis tools! This course will take you beyond the basics so feel free to join if you are already familiar with the basics such as formatting, sorting, filtering and basic formulas. This course will help you to see some of the magic spreadsheets are able to perform, such as complex formulas like ‘vlookup’ and pivot tables, one of the most powerful tools for summarising data in spreadsheets.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Doig

Steve Doig

Steve Doig, instructor of this workshop, is the Knight Chair in Journalism, specializing in computer-assisted reporting — the use of computers and social science techniques to help journalists do their jobs better. 


Friday May 2, 2014 11:30 - 13:00
Hotel Sangallo

16:00

Investigating crime and corruption
The amount of criminal money washing around the world each year is estimated at $2 trillion, and it affects everything from health and human rights to democracy and national security. Investigative stories have always led to cases involving corrupt activities and criminal conspiracies. But the nature of corrupt and criminal acts is changing quickly with technology and globalization. How can investigative journalists stay on top of techniques to follow and expose crime and corruption in the 21st Century?

Speakers
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini headed a team of journalists and computer engineers at La Nacion, Costa Rica’s newspaper of reference, until early February 2014.


Friday May 2, 2014 16:00 - 17:30
Hotel Sangallo

17:30

Data journalism tools: social media data (beginner)
Data journalists are not alone: every month sees the arrival of new tools designed to help journalists, data scientists and activists to analyse and visualise data. CartoDB, Datawrapper, Fusion Tables, Tableau, Infogram, Plot.ly, Graf.ly, TimeMapper, it’s easy to get lost in the profusion of great data driven journalism tools! Simon Rogers, data journalism pioneer, will demonstrate and teach the basics of some of these tools to visualize social media data, and most particularly Twitter data.

Speakers
avatar for Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers

Simon Rogers is data editor at Twitter in San Francisco.


Friday May 2, 2014 17:30 - 19:00
Hotel Sangallo
 
Saturday, May 3
 

09:00

Data, fact-finding and breaking news
Collect, verify and analyse data for better conflict and disaster reporting. Today's technology allows us to gather and investigate on the ground reports of conflict and disasters without physically entering into the field. Growing access to diverse data types, including GIS, meteorological and crowdsourced data, allows us to visualise and inspect situational updates. But what are risks journalists need to bear in mind when using different types of data and technology-supported tools? How can journalists be better prepared before unexpected events occur? And how can we effectively use these new tools for better fact-finding and reporting on these types of events?



Moderators
avatar for Rina Tsubaki

Rina Tsubaki

Rina Tsubaki leads and manages the Verification Handbook and Emergency Journalism initiatives at the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Buttry

Steve Buttry

Steve Buttry is digital transformation editor for Digital First Media.
avatar for Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman is an entrepreneurial journalist and a leading expert on media errors, accuracy and verification.
avatar for Claire Wardle

Claire Wardle

Claire Wardle is a Research Fellow at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, New York, working on a major research project on User Generated Content and television news.


Saturday May 3, 2014 09:00 - 10:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

11:30

Get your own data through aerial photography - part 1 (beginner)
Learn about DIY aerial photography using kites and balloons: fly a kite or balloon, map an area of Perugia, learn how to make a composite aerial photograph using MapKnitter, and learn how to interpret aerial photos, their uses, and examples of how/where DIY mapping has been used around the world (including how this all began during the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010). No prior experience is required.

In the first part of this session we will gather data flying a kite over Perugia. In the second part we will learn how to analyse and interpret the images we collect.

About Public Lab: we are a community that develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible 'Do-It-Yourself' (DIY) techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment. Through the process of first-hand data creation and analysis, community researchers build expertise in critical thinking and technologies with broader application to their role as civic participants.

The Public Lab community is made-up of an open community of contributors from around the world; a set of experimental tools; a network of local groups; an open data archive; free and open source software from map making and publishing to spectral analysis; and a platform to build collaborations.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Regalado

Cindy Regalado

Instructor: Cindy Regalado, Public Lab


Saturday May 3, 2014 11:30 - 13:30
Hotel Sangallo

14:30

Get your own data through aerial photography - part 2 (beginner)
Learn about DIY aerial photography using kites and balloons: fly a kite or balloon, map an area of Perugia, learn how to make a composite aerial photograph using MapKnitter, and learn how to interpret aerial photos, their uses, and examples of how/where DIY mapping has been used around the world (including how this all began during the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico 2010). No prior experience is required.

In the first part of this session we will gather data flying a kite over Perugia. In the second part we will learn how to analyse and interpret the images we collect.

About Public Lab: we are a community that develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible 'Do-It-Yourself' (DIY) techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment. Through the process of first-hand data creation and analysis, community researchers build expertise in critical thinking and technologies with broader application to their role as civic participants.

The Public Lab community is made-up of an open community of contributors from around the world; a set of experimental tools; a network of local groups; an open data archive; free and open source software from map making and publishing to spectral analysis; and a platform to build collaborations.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Regalado

Cindy Regalado

Instructor: Cindy Regalado, Public Lab


Saturday May 3, 2014 14:30 - 16:00
Hotel Sangallo

16:00

Web scraping for non programmers (Intermediate)
Many times the data you need is not easily accessible – although it does exist. As much as we wish everything was available in CSV or the format of our choice – most data is published in different forms on the web. What if you want to use the data to combine it with other datasets and explore it independently? Scraping to the rescue!

Scraping describes the method to extract data hidden in documents – such as Web Pages and PDFs and make it useable for further processing. It is among the most useful skills if you set out to investigate data – and most of the time it’s not especially challenging. For the most simple ways of scraping you don’t even need to know how to write code.

Speakers
avatar for Annabel Church

Annabel Church

Annabel Church, Open News Fellow


Saturday May 3, 2014 16:00 - 17:30
Hotel Sangallo

17:30

Privacy and Digital Security (beginner)
As journalists become more heavily dependent on digital technologies for their work, it becomes more imperative that they exercise fluent control of the sensitive information they manage. Digital technologies are, on the one hand, great empowering tools for journalism, and on the other, for censorship, entrapment and control. For journalists working on sensitive issues, especially related to civil rights and corruption, digital insecurities can lead to consequences in the physical realm and can pose a threat to our physical and psychological well-being, along with that of the sources and communities we work with.

In this session we will lead participants through a mapping exercise to get a sense of the quantity of sensitive and public information we manage, where we store it, and how it moves. We will look at the fundamental elements of information security planning, and simple, practical strategies for protecting this information against threats ranging from data loss to infiltration, spying and censorship.

Speakers
avatar for Becky Kazansky

Becky Kazansky

Programme researcher and trainer at Tactical Tech. She writes for the Me and My Shadow project, conducts applied research on usability, the FOSS tool ecosystem, and security training methodologies, and leads workshops aiming to make abstract concepts like privacy more tangible an... Read More →
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Daniel O'Clunaigh

Project lead and trainer at Tactical Tech. Before joining TTC, Daniel worked on security and protection of human rights defenders through research and advocacy at an international level as well as grass roots observation, protective accompaniment and training.


Saturday May 3, 2014 17:30 - 19:00
Hotel Sangallo
 
Sunday, May 4
 

09:00

Data journalism in Italy and the Mediterranean area: from niche to mainstream
Moderators
avatar for Guido Romeo

Guido Romeo

Science and environment editor of the Italian edition of Wired and coordinator of the iData project of the Fondazione Ahref. He is co-founder of Diritto di Sapere (Your Right To Know), a non-profit project advocating an Italian FOIA, and founder of Hacks/Hackers Italy in Milan.

Speakers
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Marco Bardazzi

Marco is Digital Editor at La Stampa in Turin, Italy. His career as a journalist began in 1986. He has worked for the ANSA news agency in Florence, Milan, New York, Washington DC, and. He was founder and editor in chief of Reality Magazine, one of the first Italian online magazin... Read More →
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra is a multimedia investigative reporter from Spain, member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and vice-president of the Spanish chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation.
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Raffaelle Mastrolonardo

Raffaele Mastrolonardo is the co-founder of Effecinque. He writes on technology and digital culture for Wired, Sky News Italy and ZDNet. He is the co-author with Nicola Bruno of La Scimmia che vinse il Pulitzer. Storie, avventure e (buone) notizie dal futuro dell’informazione... Read More →
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Elisabetta Tola

Elisabetta Tola has a PhD in Microbiology and a Master in Science Communication at SISSA, Trieste. She is a lecturer in science communication, multimedia, radio production and, recently, in data journalism in different journalism schools and courses. She is co-founder of the scie... Read More →


Sunday May 4, 2014 09:00 - 10:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello