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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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Journo-scholar collaboration [clear filter]
Saturday, May 26
 

2:45pm CEST

new/s/leak – Information Extraction and Visualisation for Investigative Journalism
New/s/leak is a new tool, which can extract newsworthy stories from large textual datasets. With the help of text mining, the software extracts named entities, key terms and time expressions. The system has an intuitive web-based user interface based on network visualisation combined with data exploration methods and various search and faceting mechanisms. Learn what this open-source tool can do. http://www.newsleak.io/

Speakers
avatar for Gregor Wiedemann

Gregor Wiedemann

Researcher, Hamburg University
Natural language processing applications for analyzing large quantities of textual data.


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen

4:30pm CEST

The advantages and lessons learnt of journo-scholar collaborations
Unveiling aggressive corporate landlords is just the most recent series of articles Cat McShane has published based upon close collaboration with scholars. Also themes like ageing and other social questions were prepared working closely with specialised scholars. Working with institutions brings knowledge and ideas at the cutting edge, but can also bring its challenges! With these experiences Cat McShane is among the pioneers of a new development of closer collaboration between journalists and scholars and she works on a greater understanding between journalists and academia. In this presentation she’ll present case stories and particularly focus on the ‘how’ of the collaboration, what went well, what was difficult and how was it overcome.

Speakers
avatar for Cat McShane

Cat McShane

Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist
Documentary filmmaker and journalist, making work for British broadcasters including the BBC and Channel 4. Enjoy creating alliances with e.g activists, social scientists, trade unions when developing stories, which ideally have a campaign or social impact element. Recently directed... Read More →


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