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Interview with Annie Machon: Why we need whistleblowing to bring power to account

Interview with Annie Machon: Why we need whistleblowing to bring power to account

In the 90s Annie Machon worked for the British intelligence organisation, MI5, as an intelligence officer. It was here she found out about an illegal, state-sponsored assassination attempt that claimed the lives of eleven innocent people. “I didn’t join the services to become complicit in state-sponsored terrorism”, she says. That was the moment she chose...
Andrea Rangone: How can news organisations innovate in order to secure their future?

Andrea Rangone: How can news organisations innovate in order to secure their future?

Andrea Rangone is the founder and coordinator of the Centro di Ricerca Osservatori Digital Innovation at the Polytechnic of Milan. For the past several years he and his team have been studying the media trends of Italy and trying to come up with a business model that will be successful in the midst of the...
How should journalists deal with reporting cyber attacks?

How should journalists deal with reporting cyber attacks?

Cyber war and hacking are impacting on and changing our news agenda, as well as increasing the need to journalists to have a working knowledge of the web and an understanding of the motives or hackers and cyber criminals. Hermes Center co-founders Claudio Agosti and Davide Del Vecchio joined Effecinque co-founder and journalist Carola Frediani...
Data and revenue: do you believe in pots of gold?

Data and revenue: do you believe in pots of gold?

 Gregor Aisch (New York Times), Mirko Lorenz (Datawrapper), Sharon Moshavi (ICFJ) and Raju Narisetti (News Corp) discuss when, where and how data can generate revenue for news agencies. When it comes to journalism, we’re in the age of the digital for sure – whether  people like to admit it or not! But as we strike...
Newsroom Unicorns: Behaviours, habitat and life cycle

Newsroom Unicorns: Behaviours, habitat and life cycle

“Rare and magical creatures who live in the newsroom at the intersection of journalism and coding.” This, as described by Garrett Goodman, director business development at Wochit, is the unicorn. Basically a catch-all phrase used to describe ‘interactive journalists’, ‘journocoders, ‘newsroom technologists’ etc…. The journalists who write and use computer code, or vice versa, the...