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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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Sunday, May 27 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Don't fear the robots: five reasons we should welcome our new automated newsroom tools

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Is automation in journalism something to fear? Is a robot going to take your job? Possibly, but there are reasons to be cheerful. With some news organisations now breaking live automated stories, these advances in technology provide real opportunities for investigations. This talk will explain the ways automation is already being used in newsrooms, why we don’t believe the coming wave of automation is a threat, and how we can embrace this new technology to improve the quality of investigative reporting at a time of shrinking newsroom resources. We’ll highlight what we think are the five main opportunities.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou

Data Journalism Editor, The Times and the Sunday Times
Leila Haddou is the data journalism editor for The Times and the Sunday Times in London. She has previously worked on investigations for the Financial Times and The Guardian. She has an avid interest in how technology can be used by journalists to assist with data-led reporting.@... Read More →
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Max Harlow

Financial Times
Max Harlow works with the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical ski... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen