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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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Friday, May 25
 

1:00pm CEST

Applying to Journalismfund.eu grants - how to write a good pitch
Pitching your journalism project is a necessary skill: Editors, donors, publishers all need good pitches. Journalists are well aware of the target groups of their media, but what if your target group is a jury? In this session you can meet Trine Smistrup, coordinator of Journalismfund.eu's peer-review jury and Ides Debruyne, the founder and yearlong coordinator of the Fonds Pascal Decroos working grants and get a step-by-step introduction on what to remember when pitching to a blind peer review jury.

Speakers
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C314

1:00pm CEST

How to reach a fruitful match (in cooperation with the Journalism Funders Forum)
This panel gives a look behind the scenes of donors supporting journalism: What are they looking for, what is their motivation and what do journalists need to understand about a donor to fulfil their part of a good matchmaking process. Three successful matches are presented on this panel: Stephanie Reuter from German Augstein Foundation will speak with Elisa Simantke from Investigate Europe; Merel Borger from the Adessium foundation will share her thoughts on how to reach a fruitful match and two Adessium grantees - the Euobserver.com and the European Investigative Collaborations – will explain their side of the matchmaking process.

Moderators
avatar for Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Director, European Journalism Centre
Adam Thomas is the Director of the European Journalism Centre, an independent European non-profit connecting journalists with new ideas.In his previous role as Chief Product Officer at Storyful, he led five teams of developers and designers, creating products for world’s biggest... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Merel Borger

Merel Borger

Program Manager, Adessium Foundation
Merel Borger, Program ManagerMerel Borger is Program Manager of the Public Interest Program at the Adessium Foundation. Adessium Foundation is a Dutch fund founded in 2005. It is a privately funded public benefit organization that provides financial support to charitable organizations... Read More →
avatar for Stefan Candea

Stefan Candea

Founder, Co-ordinator, European Investigative Collaborators
Stefan Candea, Romania, is an investigative journalist and co-founder of the Romanian Centre for Investigative Journalism (CRJI), a nonprofit registered in Bucharest, Romania. His cross-border investigative stories on organized crime won several international awards.He will be working... Read More →
avatar for Lisbeth Kirk

Lisbeth Kirk

Lisbeth founded EUobserver in 2000 and is responsible for the organisation's editorial strategy, including cross-border and investigative journalism. After graduating from the Danish School of Media and Journalism, she worked as a journalist, analyst, and editor for Danish media... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Reuter

Stephanie Reuter

Managing Director, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
Stephanie Reuter is director of the German Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2011 she headed the office of the Institute for Cultural and Media Management at the University for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. As a trained journalist and cultural manager, she... Read More →
avatar for Elisa Simantke

Elisa Simantke

Journalist/Editorial Director, Investigate Europe
Elisa Simantke is the Editorial Director of "Investigate Europe" - an investigative cross-border team with members from all over Europe. IE publishes investigative reports with media partners in up to 18 countries europe-wide. The team is mainly funded through several European foundations... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
Auditorium 1 (Aula 1) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

How to teach nonprofit journalism
It's time for Nonprofit Journalism to get into the curricula. Many journalism students and colleagues do not yet know Nonprofit Journalism, although it is an important cross-cutting issue where they can learn a lot about entrepreneurship, public interest, investigative research and collaboration. But how can you teach Nonprofit Journalism in journalistic education and training? Which concepts and formats are there - and which still have to be developed? Or is it just a fashion theme that will be forgotten in a few years?

Moderators
avatar for Thomas Schnedler

Thomas Schnedler

Project director, Netzwerk Recherche
Thomas leads the non-profit journalism program of Netzwerk Recherche, the German Association of Investigative Journalists. The program aims to strengthen non-profit journalism in Germany and Europe. It includes conferences, advice, training opportunities and the Grow grant for non-profit journalism. In addition, he is one of the spokespersons of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd

Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The... Read More →


Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C127

2:45pm CEST

The shared struggles of investigative journalism non-profits
In Europe, more and more journalistic nonprofit projects and new models are emerging. The spectrum ranges from local news cooperatives to national and multinational research newsrooms. Can we learn from each other? Can we support each other? What are shared and what are competing interests? Is networking the thing? How can larger and older initiatives share knowledge with start-ups? The purpose of this round table is to gather and exchange experiences and to see whether and how we can network on entrepreneurial challenges.

Moderators
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Bird

Michael Bird

Editor/Reporter/Writer, www.theblacksea.eu
Michael Bird is a UK journalist based in Bucharest, working in text, photography and film - including deep investigations into drug abuse, civil war, crime, exorcism, fake news and animal cruelty. He now edits online in-depth journalism portal www.theblacksea.eu and has worked on... Read More →
avatar for Anuška Delic

Anuška Delic

founder & editor-in-chief, Oštro
An award-winning investigative and data journalist from Slovenia. A rookie in the exciting, yet rocky world of non-profit independent media in the European Union.In 2018 she left the main daily newspaper in Slovenia and established Oštro, Center for investigative journalism in the... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Oldroyd

Rachel Oldroyd

Managing Editor, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Rachel Oldroyd joined the Bureau as deputy editor shortly after its launch in 2010 and has led many of the organisation’s key projects. Before joining the Bureau she spent 13 years at the Mail on Sunday, where she launched the award-winning Reportage section in Live magazine. The... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Schnedler

Thomas Schnedler

Project director, Netzwerk Recherche
Thomas leads the non-profit journalism program of Netzwerk Recherche, the German Association of Investigative Journalists. The program aims to strengthen non-profit journalism in Germany and Europe. It includes conferences, advice, training opportunities and the Grow grant for non-profit journalism. In addition, he is one of the spokespersons of the... Read More →
avatar for Taja Topolovec

Taja Topolovec

Co-founder / CEO, Pod črto, Independent media for investigative journalism
Taja Topolovec is co-founder and CEO of Pod črto, the first independent and non-profit media for investigative journalism in Slovenia. She is an expert on strategies and development of new media models in digital environment, writer and podcast host.


Friday May 25, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C228

4:30pm CEST

Understanding your jury or: how to write a good pitch (in cooperation with the Journalism Funders Forum)
Pitching your journalism project is a necessary skill: Editors, donors, publishers all need good pitches. Yet donors sometimes sigh deeply about badly crafted applications. How come? In this session we do not ponder the puzzle - instead we've asked four very different donors dealing with applications from journalists to help us understand, what exactly they need to know - and what they want journalists to consider when looking for funding for their work.

Moderators
avatar for Adam Thomas

Adam Thomas

Director, European Journalism Centre
Adam Thomas is the Director of the European Journalism Centre, an independent European non-profit connecting journalists with new ideas.In his previous role as Chief Product Officer at Storyful, he led five teams of developers and designers, creating products for world’s biggest... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ludovic Blecher

Ludovic Blecher

Head of DNI Fund, Google
avatar for Stephanie Reuter

Stephanie Reuter

Managing Director, Rudolf Augstein Stiftung
Stephanie Reuter is director of the German Rudolf Augstein Foundation. Before joining the foundation in 2011 she headed the office of the Institute for Cultural and Media Management at the University for Music and Theatre in Hamburg. As a trained journalist and cultural manager, she... Read More →
avatar for Elise Rochez

Elise Rochez

Project Manager, European Journalism Centre
Project Manager at the European Journalism Centre, responsible for the Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR), supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She studied Public Relations and European Communications at IHECS, Brussels.
avatar for Trine Smistrup

Trine Smistrup

Program director, ARENA for Journalism in Europe


Friday May 25, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C314
 
Saturday, May 26
 

9:00am CEST

Journalism with a cause and journalism funded by interest organisations: Business model or grey-zone?
Is journalism funded by interest organisations a new business model or a clear conflict of interest? What about pushing the findings of non-profit journalism to as large target groups as possible - is this reaching out to target groups or on the edge of activism? On this panel you can meet personalities in journalism including non-profit journalism discussing the overall question of funding and credible journalism: What to consider?

Moderators
avatar for Serena Tinari

Serena Tinari

Founder, Re-Check
I’m an investigative journalist interested in health, human rights and cyber security. Along with fellow Catherine Riva I founded www.re-check.ch.We are two experienced Swiss muckrakers that like to scoop in the backstage of public health: Re-Check specializes in investigating and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Staffan Dahllöf

Staffan Dahllöf

Freelance reporter, freelance, Denemarken
Eager to discuss any matter related to EU-reporting, especially FOI/Wobbing-issues. Have taken part in crossborder project Farmsubsidy.org, the Facebook arrests  the MEP's Project, Chlorpyrifos (the most dangerous pesticide you've never hear of), Illegal pesticide + ongoing Covid... Read More →
avatar for Ides Debruyne

Ides Debruyne

Managing Director, Journalismfund.eu
Ides Debruyne is co-founder and Managing Director of Journalismfund.eu, the first independent non-profit organisation established in 1998 by citizens to facilitate independent investigative journalism in order to promote democracy by connecting donors and journalists.(Photo © Hadeer Mahmoud... Read More →
avatar for Mark Lee Hunter

Mark Lee Hunter

Story-based Inquiry
Mark is the only person to have won awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc., the world’s leading organization in the field, for both his investigative reports and his research on journalism. He has also won the H.L. Mencken Free Press Award, the Sigma Delta Chi Award... Read More →
avatar for Miranda Patrucic

Miranda Patrucic

Regional Editor, OCCRP Sarajevo
Miranda Patrucic is an investigative reporter based in Sarajevo. She is regional editor for Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP ), focusing on Central Asia, the Balkans and the Caucasus. Highlights of her work include exposing billions in telecom bribes in Uzbekistan... Read More →
avatar for Olivier Petitjean

Olivier Petitjean

Basta / Observatoire des multinationales
avatar for Blaz Zgaga

Blaz Zgaga

freelance investigative journalist
Blaž Zgaga is a freelance investigative journalist living in Slovenia and is co-author of the trilogy In the Name of the State, which explores arms smuggling in the Balkans during the conflicts of the 1990s. He is regularly publishing in Croatian magazine Nacional. After disclosure of a US DIA secret operation in 2000, he was prosecuted for - and later cleared of charges of - revealing military secrets. I... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 9:00am - 10:15am CEST
Auditorium 1 (Aula 1) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

1:00pm CEST

From Beat to Book
Investigative journalists often want to turn the individual articles of an investigation into a comprehensive book. It is a way of telling the whole story and repurposing the research material. But how does one go about it? How do you rewrite your material to make it into one long, compelling story? Which demands do publishers have, and how do they select between the offers of non-fiction books? French investigative reporter Leila Miñano has published two investigative books; Kim Hundevadt, a former journalist, is managing editor for non-fiction at the Danish JP-Politiken publishing house that publishes numerous journalistic books every year.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Hundevadt

Kim Hundevadt

Forlagsredaktør, Politikens Forlag
Journalist, forfatter og foredragsholder. Han arbejdede på  Jyllands-Posten fra 1995 til 2008. Er nu ansat i JP/Politikens Forlagshus.Kim Hundevadt har skrevet fem bøger. I september 2008 udkom hans bog I morgen angriber vi igen om Danmarks krig i Helmand, Afghanistan.
avatar for Leila Minano

Leila Minano

journalist, Youpress/Investigate Europe
Leïla is a member of Youpress, a free-lance collective based in Paris covering international news around the world. She has reported for several medias such as Vanity Fair, Mediapart, Libération, Marianne, Le Parisien Magazine, Le Figaro Magazine. She has written two books : La... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C127