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 • 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Finding stories in large datasets: The neglected bridges

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More than 17,000 bridges connect the road network throughout Norway. Using public information laws, VG gained access to 90,000 PDF-pages of inspection data and made the first publicly available national database of bridge safety. The analysis showed that rules of inspections were broken for more than half of the bridges. The past decade, insufficient bridge railings have been a decisive factor in 37 fatal accidents. The journalists used big data analysis and travelled across the country visiting 104 bridges in 15 counties. The project has won several prices for investigative journalism and innovation in storytelling.

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Øyvind Engan

newsroom developer, VG
Reporter gone developer. Talk to me about road bridges, train delays, election systems – or anything equally funny!
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Mona Grivi Norman

Investigative reporter, VG
Member of the investigative team in VG, Norway. Recent stories on social issues, health, weapons and foreign affairs. Winner of investigative awards in Norway and Europe.

Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen