EIJC & Dataharvest is an annual, four-day conference, organised by Journalismfund.eu, which brings together journalism heavyweights, data specialists and coding whiz-kids to exchange skills and story ideas. EIJC18 & Dataharvest will take place on Thursday 24, Friday 25, Saturday 26 and Sunday morning 27 May 2018. Like last year, place to be is the charming city of Mechelen, 20 minutes outside of Brussels and very easily accessible! Address is Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen at Thomas More University College - Campus De Vest. 

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Journalismfund.eu vzw is an independent non-profit organisation under Belgian law that aims to promote quality in-depth and cross-border journalism by giving working grants to journalists, by providing networking opportunities and by organising training sessions.
Thursday, May 24 • 9:30am - 12:00pm
Masterclass II: Be a Better Health and Medicine Reporter

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“Early cancer diagnosis always increases the chances of survival”; “prevention is better than cure”, the newest therapies are the most effective.” How many times did you hear such claims? Did you maybe use these assumptions in your work as a journalist? Here is the bad news: These are three examples of NOT-evidence based statements. And here is the good news: Everybody can become a good reporter in this field, following and applying the best ethics and standards. This masterclass is a good place to start! In this one-day seminar you will learn:
- Who the “bad guys” are, and why reality is more complicated than you think;
- Why a study is not just a study, and how to critically appraise its significance;
- How to assess the quality of the best available evidence;
- Tools and tricks to identify the stakeholders and their agendas;
- How to find and document conflicts of interest, and why it is relevant;
How to get the numbers straight applying Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) to journalism.
The masterclass is taught by Re-Check, a cooperation by two experienced Swiss investigative reporters, Serena Tinari and Catherine Riva. Re-Check specialises in investigating and mapping public health affairs from the position that information on health and medicine is flawed, influenced by conflicts of interest and not evidence-based assumptions.

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Catherine Riva

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health affairs, evidence-based medicine (EBM), design and methodology of clinical trials. Along with fellow Serena Tinari I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public... Read More →
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Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

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