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Tra musica, parole, social e attivismo: incontro con Fedez

Tra musica, parole, social e attivismo: incontro con Fedez

Nella suggestiva cornice del teatro Morlacchi, il rapper Fedez si è confrontato sui temi dei social e dell’attivismo politico. Federico Lucia, in arte Fedez, intervistato da Matteo Grandi, si è raccontato al pubblico del Festival Internazionale del Giornalismo, ripercorrendo alcuni eventi che l’hanno reso protagonista sulla stampa negli ultimi anni. Partendo dallo scontro via Twitter...
Interview with Farida Vis: Iconic images on social media

Interview with Farida Vis: Iconic images on social media

The photo of the dead body of Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi washing up the shores of Turkey on 2 September 2015 has shaken the world: in the space of only 12 hours it was shared across over 20 million screens. On 9 April, 2016 at the International Journalism Festival, Craig Silverman, Editor of Buzzfeed Canada,...
Interview with Peter Greste: Media freedom and the war on terror

Interview with Peter Greste: Media freedom and the war on terror

“In a war of ideas, the battleground becomes the place where ideas are prosecuted: the media themselves,” said Peter Greste, opening his talk at the International Journalism Festival on 9 April, 2016. In a crowded Sala dei Notari, the award winning Al Jazeera journalist and former BBC, CNN and Reuters correspondent delivered a presentation touching...
The digital age: new approaches to storytelling

The digital age: new approaches to storytelling

“The core fundamentals of storytelling have not changed, (…) but what has changed is the relationship with the audience – we are all in it together,” said Vivian Schiller, Executive Committee Chair at Vocativ, during a panel at the International Journalism Festival on 7 April, 2016. “The audience is now an active participant in the...
Start-ups: building technology for newsrooms

Start-ups: building technology for newsrooms

Tech start-ups are becoming an essential part of digital newsrooms: they create tools to help media professionals discover, qualify, verify and distribute stories. But how hard is it to build a digital tool from scratch for journalists and editors? Newsrooms adapting to the digital era have realised that constantly updated tools and products are keys...
Speaking out: when reporting changes history

Speaking out: when reporting changes history

On 8 April, 2016 a panel at the International Journalism Festival explored the status of conflict reporting and how it has shifted in character in the modern era of press agencies and widespread flow of information. Featuring Domenico Quirico, award winning Chief Foreign Correspodent for La Stampa, and Richard Colebourn, Middle East Bureau Chief for BBC...
Enhancing social and mobile video practices

Enhancing social and mobile video practices

Bringing together Trushar Barot, Mobile Editor at BBC World Service, Martin Belam, Social and New Formats Editor at The Guardian, Holden Frith, Editor at The Week and Researcher Nikki Usher from George Washington University, a panel examined the differences and overlaps between social and mobile audiences on 8 April, 2016 at the International Journalism Festival. As...
Internet vs Television: the future of news

Internet vs Television: the future of news

What is the future of television news and how much of a change does it need in order to survive? Rasmus Nielsen, Director of Research at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism (RISJ) moderated a panel to answer these questions on 7 April, 2016: alongside him were Richard Sambrook, Director of the Centre...
The growth of fact-checking in a world of Pinocchios

The growth of fact-checking in a world of Pinocchios

What is the status of fact-checking and what are the numbers about the movement that it has generated? On 8 April, 2016 Mark Stencel, Co-director at Duke Reporters’ Lab, monitored a panel at the International Journalism Festival to answer these questions: alongside him were Julien Pain, Editor-in-Chief  at Observers on France 24, Itziar Bernaola, Deputy...