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Pitch a Lightning Talk and present at the EIJC17 & Dataharvest

Lightning talks are five-minute talks about any subject. Anyone who is attending Dataharvest can pitch their idea for a talk. Journalismfund.eu will then decide on the seven or eight talks that will eventually be presented. Pitch your proposal on the google form below. Check out the programme here. Deadline closed. 

Selected ideas:

Become a data journalist in a week: #ddjcamp

Anastasia Valeeva, European Youth Press
 
#ddjcamp gathered 60 young journalists, developers and designers in Berlin for a week to let them learn the data skills and work in teams on real stories. They have designed a training schedule, and agreed with media outlets about the publication. Participants used public data to debunk common prejudices about migration. Anastasia has mentored teams before, during and after the training. It resulted in 8 publications in media outlets such as L’Espresso, Spiegel Online and Dennik N.
 
 
Nepal's Post Earthquake Recovery
Arun Karki, Center for Data Journalism Nepal (CDJN)
 
In their collaborative data driven reporting project, seven young journalists worked together in a team to find out the delay in reconstruction after 2015 April Nepal's earthquake. Arun worked in the team as data chief representing CDJN, and facilitated the team in creating infographics, data mapping and multimedia. 
 
Truth from the coal face: Are we really about to be replaced by robots? 
Jon Reade, University of Dundee
 
Jon will share with us without any hype: what is AI, machine learning and deep learning, what is the current state of the technology, where it's going in the near future, and what are current tools and techniques that might prove useful to journalists for dealing with large amounts of data, now and in the future.
 
Building a culture of knowledge sharing in journalism
Leila Haddou / Max Harlow / Adrian Blanco, Journocoders
 
As resources shrink across newsrooms, Journocoders found a way to upskill, using technology to aid our reporting and storytelling by learning from each other. With over 500 members Journocoders is a monthly practical meetup where tech and journalism enthusiasts share expertise. They have covered everything from scraping to virtual reality charts - all free and in a supportive network. Leila, Max and Adrian will explain how they started in the UK, their expansion into Spain, and invite others to set up a Journocoders in their own countries
 
Educating the next generation of storytellers 
Johannes De Bruycker, The Caravan's Journal
 
TCJ is a collective of international journalists and young storytellers created to support cross-border collaborations and honest human, in-depth, storytelling. They initiate journalistic investigations abroad and host educational events to share the knowledge and acquired network. Johannes will share their next project with us. It will take place in the heart of the old city of Jerusalem; to discover Israel and Palestine and push our limits in photography, journalism and non-fiction storytelling.
 
Journalists must do simple graphics
Nils Mulvad
 
Tommy Kaas and Nils Mulvad have trained all journalists at the Danish Business Daily, Børsen and will show us how a simple graphic gets better, when it is made by a journalist.
 
Using Offshore Vehicles to Preserve Investigations
Nicolas Kayser-Bril
Gag orders, outright censorship and cease-and-desist letters threaten the availability of content published previously. Not everything can be archived - let's design a system to preserve the most important pieces.
 
What we found out about skier careers, using very basic mathematical modelling
Marie-José Kolly, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
 
For the Alpine Skiing World Championships in St. Moritz, NZZ Storytelling visualized the most successful Alpine skiers’ career paths. By analyzing FIS data in a systematic manner we found interesting career patterns. For this, they approximated each career shape by several linear functions in order to find steeper and flatter career starts and ends. One of the findings: female skiers in the dataset retired earlier, on the top of their success, while male careers tended to flatten out towards the end.
 
How Daily News Benefit from Long-term Data-driven Projects
Marvin Milatz, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
 
In 2016 the Neue Zürcher Zeitung launched a still ongoing project: Tracking swings in South American politics. The inspiration came from a similar New York Times investigation on Europe. However, instead of making this a one-time piece, they wanted to test an ongoing reporting scheme: keeping the piece up-to-date with major political shifts on the continent. It turned into a background piece for their entire reporting on South American politics, being read again if major news brake. Marvin will tell us what they have learned from this.
 
Lie Detectors
Juliane von Reppert-Bismarck, Lie Detectors
 
Lie Detectors sends journalists into schools to help young people tell apart media fact, fiction and bias. The OECD says media literacy in schools is a critical way of battling the distortions and lies that threaten to undermine democracy. No amount of fact-checking websites can replicate the powerful effect of children having face-to-face contact with a real journalist. This is what Lie Detectors does and are now recruiting journalists to visit schools in Belgium and Germany.
 
Data journalism in the office: How to succeed (and sometimes fail) being part of the newsroom vibe
Adrián Blanco, El Confidencial
 
Daily basis articles, mid-term projects, long-term projects, on your own, partnering with other colleagues from different sections, working in cross-border projects with mates from other media newsrooms… The tasks list grows fast it’s necessary to share experiences, tips and recipes to succeed (and sometimes fail) in a newsroom like El Confidencial in which data journalism gets on well with any section and any colleague in the newsroom.
 
Is the public interested in interactivity? We got the data!
Jelle Kamsma, LocalFocus
 
LocalFocus is are pretty proud at the ease by which users can add interactivity to their data visualisations. But is the public really interested in all those buttons and sliders? Out of curiosity, they have introduced the LocalFocus Interactions. Every user can now see how their graphs and maps are being used. Jelle will share some of the first insights.