Monthly archive April, 2015
Interview with Anabel Hernández

Interview with Anabel Hernández

When people hear about corruption, drug trade and illegal activities on the media probably they do not realise that behind that information there are deep investigations, conducted by journalists who risk their lives to find out the truth and how those crimes were committed. Anabel Hernández knows well what being an investigative journalist in a dangerous country – such as Mexico...
Interview with Vivian Schiller

Interview with Vivian Schiller

“The clear winner is techno”: this is how Vivian Schiller opened the panel discussion ‘Tech Vs Journalism: Who’s in control?’, where Greg Barber (Director of Digital News Projects at The Washington Post), Dan Gillmor (Walter Cronkite J-School), Jacqui Maher (BBC News Labs) and Raju Narisetti (senior vice-president at News Corp), spoke about the role of the new...
Top five digital tools for journalists

Top five digital tools for journalists

Several workshops at the International Journalism Festival were dedicated to the latest digital trends and tools. Here is a brief overview of the experts’ tips on useful apps and strategies for reporting, social media planning, data presentation, and self-publishing. 1. Live-stream on Twitter via Periscope One of the highly recommended new tools is Periscope. This app, recently acquired by Twitter, allows...
Giornalismo e terrore sul web: avere a che fare con la rappresentazione della morte

Giornalismo e terrore sul web: avere a che fare con la rappresentazione della morte

Mark Little è l’inventore di Storyful, la piattaforma che dal 2009 monitora i social più importanti e offre ai media un servizio di selezione ed elaborazione dei contenuti più valuable, ossia virali, monetizzabili, interessanti. Siede al centro del tavolo del Centro Servizi Alessi, a Perugia, e modera il panel “Il giornalismo del terrore: come testimoniare...
Cabu, the man holding the pen

Cabu, the man holding the pen

Jean Cabut, better known as Cabu, the French cartoonist who died in the January 7 attacks on Charlie Hebdo, was more than a cartoonist. He was also an anti-militarist, an anti-clerical, a ecologist and, ultimately, a journalist. In 2006, just as Cabu’s Charlie Hebdo began to attract international attention for its portrayals of the prophet...
L'affidabilità dei sondaggi nel 2015, intervista a Nando Pagnoncelli

L’affidabilità dei sondaggi nel 2015, intervista a Nando Pagnoncelli

La tv ci ha abituati alla costante presenza di sondaggisti nei talk show. Ci fanno sapere cosa pensa il paese dei leader politici e quali sono i sentimenti della gente. E ci tengono col fiato sospeso mentre svelano gli exit poll nelle fasi di spoglio delle schede alle elezioni. Ma può capitare che le previsioni siano...
ISIS, inside the army of terror: between social media and religion

ISIS, inside the army of terror: between social media and religion

  To understand the Islamic State, or ISIS, it is important to know about their propaganda and the importance of religion to them. Fabio Chiusi, a freelance journalist who focuses on digital surveillance, explained the self-representation of the terror group along with Eugenio Dacrema, ISPI researcher and Marta Serafini, of Corriere della Sera at the International Journalism Festival. What...
Edward Snowden: "Journalism is one of the most effective leverages we still have"

Edward Snowden: “Journalism is one of the most effective leverages we still have”

Edward Snowden and Laura Poitras on Friday joined via video the panel discussion “Snowden and the debate on surveillance versus privacy” at the International Journalism Festival 2015 in Perugia. Together with Ben Wizner (Snowden’s lawyer, ACLU), Patrizio Gonnella (president CILD), Andrea Menapace (director CILD), and Fabio Chiusi (journalist and author), they discussed how media can affect the global debate on surveillance versus...
Interview with Madhav Chinnappa, Google's head of news partnerships

Interview with Madhav Chinnappa, Google’s head of news partnerships

The rise of the internet and technological developments have led publishers to rethink the way they approach journalism, both in terms of reporting and distribution of news. Is a mutually beneficial relationship between platforms like Google and news publishers feasible? The media giant has been in the European spotlight in recent months, due to the European Union’s plans to...
Indipendente e di qualità, il nuovo giornalismo francese

Indipendente e di qualità, il nuovo giornalismo francese

Lo hanno dato per spacciato a più riprese, una volta perché internet lo avrebbe fatto estinguere, un’altra per la crisi del settore pubblicitario. E, nonostante tutto, il giornalismo continua a reinventarsi. Uno degli attuali modelli nel settore dell’informazione punta tutto sulla qualità e sull’indipendenza, due caratteristiche per le quali i lettori sono felici di pagare....
Social media e religione: uno sguardo dentro l'Isis

Social media e religione: uno sguardo dentro l’Isis

Propaganda e Dio. È questo il binomio per comprendere l’Isis, il gruppo terroristico attivo in Siria e in Iraq dal 2004, che il 29 giugno 2014 si è autoproclamato “califfato”. Nella conferenza Isis, dentro l’esercito del terrore: tra social media e Dio, Fabio Chiusi, giornalista freelance, Eugenio Dacrema, ricercatore dell’Istituto per gli studi di politica internazionale...
Interview with Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Interview with Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril is the co-founder and CEO of Journalism ++, an agency for data-driven story-telling. At the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, he spoke at the panel “Pan-European Approaches to Data Journalism”, together with Daniele Grasso from El Confidencial and the freelance journalists Sara Moreira, Jacopo Ottaviani and Katerina Stavroula. Kayser-Bril is a French freelance journalist who has been working with data for the past...