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How leaks are changing journalism

How leaks are changing journalism

When Wikileaks released the “Afghan War Diary” and the “Iraq War Logs” in 2010, it was a treasure trove for journalists. “We thought, ‘This is as good as it gets. We’re never going to have a leak on this scale again,’” The Guardian correspondent Ewen MacAskill said during the panel “Journalism after Snowden” at the International...
Panel: Be more transparent to gain readers' trust

Panel: Be more transparent to gain readers’ trust

Objectivity is dead, some say – and have been saying for many years. “Objectivity in its most pure form never existed,” said Charlie Beckett, founding director of Polis, at the start of a panel called “The death of journalistic objectivity” at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia. And that’s OK, the panelists agreed. “We can...
Reporting across borders: Developing a common understanding of data journalism and journalistic values

Reporting across borders: Developing a common understanding of data journalism and journalistic values

Stories do not stop at borders. Reporting should not stop at borders, either. “I think every European journalist should ask every morning why we don’t have a European Pro Publica yet,” freelance journalist Jacopo Ottaviani said during the panel discussion “Towards a European data journalism manifesto” at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia. “It would help...
Understanding Secondary PTSD: What it is, how it can affect journalists and what you can do about it

Understanding Secondary PTSD: What it is, how it can affect journalists and what you can do about it

The violent videos from the Arab Spring came in a trickle at first. Andy Carvin, then social media editor for NPR, treated them solemnly. He turned off music. He asked people around him to stop talking. And he watched quietly – and with focus. As more and more videos appeared online, Carvin treated them less...