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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
 
Sunday, May 27
 

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