Interviews
Lessons from a 200-year old start up

Lessons from a 200-year old start up

It was while working on The Guantanamo Diary motion animation that Aron Pilhofer realised he was no longer at the New York Times. “I have been involved in lots of reporting about a lot of important issues, but I’ve never been able to take the next step and say: this is what we are going...
Niccolò Ammaniti e "The Good Life" all'ijf15

Niccolò Ammaniti e “The Good Life” all’ijf15

Venerdì 17 aprile, al Teatro Morlacchi, Niccolò Ammaniti ha presentato il suo documentario “The Good Life” rispondendo alle domande della giornalista Giovanna Zucconi. L’esordio alla regia dello scrittore è un reportage che racconta le storie di tre italiani che negli anni ’70 hanno deciso di cambiare le loro vite trasferendosi in India. Il rapporto di Ammaniti...
Interview with Anabel Hernández

Interview with Anabel Hernández

When people hear about corruption, drug trade and illegal activities on the media probably they do not realise that behind that information there are deep investigations, conducted by journalists who risk their lives to find out the truth and how those crimes were committed. Anabel Hernández knows well what being an investigative journalist in a dangerous country – such as Mexico...
Interview with Vivian Schiller

Interview with Vivian Schiller

“The clear winner is techno”: this is how Vivian Schiller opened the panel discussion ‘Tech Vs Journalism: Who’s in control?’, where Greg Barber (Director of Digital News Projects at The Washington Post), Dan Gillmor (Walter Cronkite J-School), Jacqui Maher (BBC News Labs) and Raju Narisetti (senior vice-president at News Corp), spoke about the role of the new...
Cabu, the man holding the pen

Cabu, the man holding the pen

Jean Cabut, better known as Cabu, the French cartoonist who died in the January 7 attacks on Charlie Hebdo, was more than a cartoonist. He was also an anti-militarist, an anti-clerical, a ecologist and, ultimately, a journalist. In 2006, just as Cabu’s Charlie Hebdo began to attract international attention for its portrayals of the prophet...
L'affidabilità dei sondaggi nel 2015, intervista a Nando Pagnoncelli

L’affidabilità dei sondaggi nel 2015, intervista a Nando Pagnoncelli

La tv ci ha abituati alla costante presenza di sondaggisti nei talk show. Ci fanno sapere cosa pensa il paese dei leader politici e quali sono i sentimenti della gente. E ci tengono col fiato sospeso mentre svelano gli exit poll nelle fasi di spoglio delle schede alle elezioni. Ma può capitare che le previsioni siano...
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...
Interview with Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Interview with Nicolas Kayser-Bril

Nicolas Kayser-Bril is the co-founder and CEO of Journalism ++, an agency for data-driven story-telling. At the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, he spoke at the panel “Pan-European Approaches to Data Journalism”, together with Daniele Grasso from El Confidencial and the freelance journalists Sara Moreira, Jacopo Ottaviani and Katerina Stavroula. Kayser-Bril is a French freelance journalist who has been working with data for the past...
Il talk show è in crisi? Intervista a Corrado Formigli

Il talk show è in crisi? Intervista a Corrado Formigli

In un panel che si è trasformato nel processo al talk show, si sono scontrati ospiti di eccezione sotto la moderazione di Alessio Viola, di Sky TG24. Da un lato, quello dell’accusa, Filippo Facci e Selvaggia Lucarelli, dall’altro, alla difesa, Corrado Formigli e Marianna Aprile. Sul banco dell’imputato il talk show per tutte le sue...
The end of journalism as a career

The end of journalism as a career

Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion, has bad news for people who want to work in journalism: “Going into journalism does not make financial sense.” The problem is not that there is not enough work. In fact, there has never been a most exciting time for journalism and for news readers, as the content is...
Interview with Dan Gillmor

Interview with Dan Gillmor

Dan Gillmor teaches digital media literacy and entrepreneurship at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. He also writes a weekly column for the Guardian on technology and media. At the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Gillmor gave a speech which intended to inspire and encourage journalists to be activists. According to Gillmor, in many countries doing real...
NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan: 'The job should be done by an outsider'

NYT public editor Margaret Sullivan: ‘The job should be done by an outsider’

Margaret Sullivan says the public editor position at The New York Times needs to be filled by an “outsider” — and that’s why she doesn’t expect to stay beyond the end of her four-year term in 2016. Sullivan, the fifth public editor of the Times, signed up in 2012 for four years in the post with...