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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

European regional data
European regional data - presented by the expert from the European Commission and moderated by the local data expert of the BBC. Data Buffet to take data home with you.

Moderators
avatar for Peter Sherlock

Peter Sherlock

Assistant Editor, BBC
Headlines about the BBC’s Local News Partnership with regional publishers have focused on the employment of 150 journalists to cover council news across the UK. But another part of the Partnership is breaking new ground too — seconding journalists from the regional Press into... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Walsh

John Walsh

Administrator, European Commission
Policy officer at European Commission, DG Regional.Working on ESI Funds, Open Data, Monitoring, Evaluation. Interested in making the complex accessible and transparent!



Friday May 25, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm CEST
C201 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen
 
Saturday, May 26
 

2:45pm CEST

Investigate the Garbage industry with big data
The European garbage companies are transnational, makes billions of euroes each year and is vital to any city´s daily life. But how can we analyse them? What data do they have? And how can we get our hands on it? All the methods perspectives presented can be used for stories in other Europan countries. Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet revealed how and why Oslo’s renovation company "Veireno” failed at collecting garbage, while also violating the working environment act systematically.
Among 180 employees, mostly of eastern European origin, the team identified more than 2000 violations of the Working Environment Act in four months. The findings caused a political uproar, in a city ruled by a centre/left coalition priding itself of supporting worker’s rights.
In total Dagbladet analyzed more than 2 million excel-cells. It was the use of and knowledge about spreadsheets and Excel that led to the most important findings in the project. Using VBA-codes, filter-functions and different queries. While claiming the collection of garbage was getting better, Dagbladet revealed the chaos dominating both inside the company and the city administration, analyzing data handed out via Freedom of information acts.
In 2017 the project won the national contest for data journalism, Data-Skup.


Speakers
avatar for Eiliv Frich Flydal

Eiliv Frich Flydal

Journalist, Dagbladet
Flydal has worked as a journalist with the daily newspaper Dagbladet in Norway since 2006. He covers several topics, such as politics, public spending and crime. In 2016-2018 investigated the royal house, uncovering mismanagement of public funds within the kings Royal court. The project... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm CEST
C314

4:30pm CEST

How to set up a small data unit in a newsroom
How to set up a small data unit in a (local) newsroom and without programmers/coders. This is a hands-on session with tips on how to get started.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Sherlock

Peter Sherlock

Assistant Editor, BBC
Headlines about the BBC’s Local News Partnership with regional publishers have focused on the employment of 150 journalists to cover council news across the UK. But another part of the Partnership is breaking new ground too — seconding journalists from the regional Press into... Read More →


Saturday May 26, 2018 4:30pm - 5:45pm CEST
C230 Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen
 
Sunday, May 27
 

9:30am CEST

Who owns our cities?
Housing prices are skyrocketing in European cities, journalists are beginning to look into the field. Investigative journalist Hans-Martin Tillack of Stern magazine keeps a critical eye on the implementation of the anti-money-laundering legislation that demands transparency about beneficiary owners - including of property. London based Private Eye has established their 'Selling England and Wales by the pound' database linking land registry data to specific addresses and generates stories. German investigative centre Correctiv has teamed up with Hamburger Abendblatt for a crowd sourcing campaign on who owns the city of Hamburg. Cat McShane is an investigative journalist who has collaborated with social scientists tracking the developments for tenants throughout Europe.

Moderators
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 →

Speakers
avatar for Anne-Lise Bouyer

Anne-Lise Bouyer

Tech & data team lead, CORRECTIV
Anne-Lise heads the technical & data team at the nonprofit investigative newsroom CORRECTIV . Prior to that, she co-founded Journalism++, an agency for data-driven storytelling where she where she worked for 4 years as a project manager and coordinated the Migrants' Files project... Read More →
avatar for Christian Eriksson

Christian Eriksson

Private Eye
Christian Eriksson is a Private Eye journalist, freelance hack.
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 →
avatar for Hans-Martin Tillack

Hans-Martin Tillack

Investigative reporter, stern
Hans-Martin Tillack is working as an investigative reporter in the Berlin office of the German weekly magazine stern. From 1999 to 2004 he was the EU correspondent for stern in Brussels, Belgium. He is also the author of three books, on the EU, on corruption and on lobbyists and their... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 9:30am - 10:45am CEST
C228

11:15am CEST

Re-inventing public service – meet the BBC’s Local News Partnerships
The BBC has set up a Local News Partnership to provide competence, manpower, coordination, datawork and so forth that local media (regardless their ownership, structure) would not be able to afford. With that offer the BBC has brought together traditional rivals under a collaborative umbrella. Activities include training regional journalists in data journalism techniques as well as preparing and sharing data sets. Peter Sherlock will describe how the Local News Partnership fits into the UK's data journalism landscape and the different models he sees. He will also describe the LNP's comitment to transparency and how data sets are shared.

Speakers
avatar for Peter Sherlock

Peter Sherlock

Assistant Editor, BBC
Headlines about the BBC’s Local News Partnership with regional publishers have focused on the employment of 150 journalists to cover council news across the UK. But another part of the Partnership is breaking new ground too — seconding journalists from the regional Press into... Read More →


Sunday May 27, 2018 11:15am - 12:30pm CEST
Auditorium 1 (Aula 1) Zandpoortvest 60, 2800 Mechelen