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Pan-European approaches to data journalism

Pan-European approaches to data journalism

“The challenge for the data journalism model across Europe is creating an European ProPublica,” said Jacopo Ottaviani at the International Journalism Festival. During the panel ‘Pan-European approaches to data journalism’, Ottaviani presented  ‘The Migrants’ Files‘, a project launched in August 2013 alongside a team of European journalists, including Nicolas Kayser-Bril, Daniele Grasso and Katerina Stavroula. The project was partially...
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...
How the internet can deliver better journalism, not just click bait

How the internet can deliver better journalism, not just click bait

  The tension between legacy journalists and the fleet of digital natives in the media industry today is no secret. Kellie Riordan, a journalist with the Australian Broadcast Corporation, spoke on April 16 at the International Journalism Festival about the challenges of upholding all the best things about journalism, such as accuracy and independence, while also innovating in...
Interview with AJ+'s Jigar Mehta

Interview with AJ+’s Jigar Mehta

Only two members of the audience raised their hands during Thursday’s session at the International Journalism Festival when Jigar Mehta, head of engagement at AJ+, posed the following question: “Who here considers themselves an AJ+ competitor?” AJ+ is a brand new digital channel, launched in September 2014 as part of the larger Al Jazeera Innovation...