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Should we forget the right to be forgotten?

Should we forget the right to be forgotten?

In 2010, Mario Costeja González, a Spanish citizen, wanted a specific bit of his personal information removed from the internet. He claimed that entering his name in Google’s search engine returned results dating back to 1998, when his home had been put up for auction to recover his social security debts. Since it was already a...
Making the case for engaged journalism

Making the case for engaged journalism

“Journalism is a process, not a product,” says Josh Stearns, director of The Local News Lab, emphasising the increasingly participatory nature of the news creation process – and especially that of local news. Stearns, together with Malachy Browne, managing editor of reported.ly, Mary Hamilton, executive editor of audience at The Guardian, and Larry Macaulay, founder...
Journalists and citizens: Working together on crowdsourced investigations

Journalists and citizens: Working together on crowdsourced investigations

“We do not create communities. We intercept the needs of communities.” This is how journalist Rosy Battaglia defines her mission. Battaglia is the founder and editor of Cittadini Reattivi, a crowdsourced civic journalism project. Together with Daniel Drepper, senior editor at Correct!v, and data journalist Gianluca de Martino of Dataninja, she was one of the speakers at the...
How (not) to win a journalism grant

How (not) to win a journalism grant

For many journalists, grants are an invaluable source of funding. Sometimes, they can even be the only available source. Yet, often it is extremely difficult to get a grant, especially for those who apply for the first time. Wilfried Rütten, director of the European Journalism Centre (EJC), gave a presentation on “How (not) to win a...