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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Friday, May 25 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
KEYNOTE speaker Joris Luyendijk: bringing journalism to a new era

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Investigative journalism is getting ever more professional. But very often little or no political action is taken to solve the problems, we unveil. Does this leave citizens with a sense of being particularly powerless? Is investigative journalism – without leading to significant changes – thus indirectly fuelling anger and drive citizens towards protest parties? Dutch anthropologist and journalist Joris Luyendijk has investigated the financial sector for the Guardian’s Banking Blog; he has mapped the ’clans’ of politicians, officials, lobbyists and journalists in the government buildings of his native Netherlands, and in his most recent large project he has taken the time to listen to people who had turned to Dutch protest parties asking but one question: ”Could we talk, please?”.
Now he asks the big question for our profession in this era: How can we adapt our profession and our professionalism to this new reality?

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Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

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Joris Luyendijk

Joris Luyendijk is a journalist, author and anthropologist.
Joris Luyendijk is a journalist, author and anthropologist running The Guardian's banking blog. He worked as a correspondent in the Middle East for Dutch Volkskrant, Radio 1, NRC Handelsblad and NOS from 1998 to 2003. In 2003 Luyendijk returned to the Netherlands, before joining The... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CEST
Auditorium 2 (Aula 2) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen