News Impact Summit returns with focus on media and politics


The News Impact Summit returns to Brussels on 4 December 2017, with the theme of “A Year is a Long Time in Politics”. Organised by the European Journalism Centre with help from the Google News Lab, the day of speakers, workshops and discussion will look back on the relationship between media and politics this year.

The event will focus on how the global political upheaval shaped the way journalists covered the news, as well as how evolving journalism practices changed the face of politics.

Editors, reporters, technologists and researchers from International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), Euronews, First Draft, Berliner Morgenpost, The Atlantic and others will talk about their experiences, challenges they faced and their hopes for the future. Participants are also encouraged to get involved in interactive discussions and workshops.

Speakers include Mar Cabra, formerly from the ICIJ, who will focus on the role that archiving and sharing data through the media plays on democracy. In addition, Matt Cooke from the Google News Lab will give a digital newsgathering and storytelling workshop.

The keynote speech by Aaron Sharockman from PolitiFact will look at fighting back with facts in a ‘post-truth’ world.

The following day, the News Impact Academy takes place. This day of workshops will focus on teaching participants techniques for creating new revenue models, building digital products and creating sustainable business initiatives.

Participants can still sign up for the free summit. The European Federation of Journalists will attend.

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