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.
Friday, May 25 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Get ready for the data buffet - research strategies using open data

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Data Buffet: Public data can be a precious help on the way to a good story if you know how to deal with it. There are many public datasets from governments within Europe like the EU Open Data Portal or the German Genesis/regionalstatistik.de. But these datasets are rarely used by data journalists for their stories. One key reason: These platforms provide only the raw datasets without any context - they are made by bureaucrats for bureaucrats. In this workshop, we will discuss from a journalistic perspective (no data or tech skills required!) the research strategies and actual examples of subjects that you could cover as a journalist when digging into these open datasets, add the context and write pitches of great stories that can be made out of these and taken home to your newsroom.

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Simon Wörpel

data journalist, Correctiv
Simon works as data journalist and newsroom developer at CORRECTIV, an investigative not for profit newsroom. he is specialized in data wrangling and documents processing and works on tools that empower computer assisted investigative reporting like the https://cumex-files.com & https://grand-theft-europe.com... Read More →

Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST