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.
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Saturday, May 26 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Scraping the sharing economy

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Airbnb, Uber and Deliveroo are changing the way we live and work, but the statistics they publish can't be trusted and you can't send them a freedom of information request. Lucky for us, these platforms only work by putting information online for people to see, and what can be seen can be scraped and studied. This talk will discuss the making of Airbnb Unlocked, the international investigation into Airbnb by De Tijd (Belgium), Trouw (Netherlands), Le Monde (France) and Süddeutsche Zeitung (Germany). We will talk about how to keep large scraping projects manageable, how to cover your tracks, how to analyze huge amounts of data and how and why to collaborate with other newsrooms. We'll keep things mostly non-technical – anyone can attend and learn something. NOTE: There is also a round table on covering the 'sharing economy'.

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Stijn Debrouwere

datajournalist, De Tijd
Stijn Debrouwere is a statistician and data scientist at Belgian newspaper De Tijd. He's worked for The Guardian, Fusion and many other news organizations. In 2013, he was a Knight-Mozilla OpenNews fellow. He blogs about computer code and the future of journalism... Read More →

Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST