2014-01-15

Investigative journalists, data specialists and coding whizz-kids will once again gather in Brussels this year for the fourth edition of Journalismfund.eu’s Dataharvest Conference, renamed Dataharvest+. It takes place on Friday 9, Saturday 10 and Sunday morning 11 May 2014.

Get up-to-speed on the newest research methods, bounce story ideas off experienced colleagues, get help from expert data analysts for your investigation and find out about cutting-edge ways to present your story. All of that, and more, at Journalismfund.eu’s Dataharvest Conference, the number one event for investigative and data journalists in Europe.

Some big investigative journalism names have already confirmed as speakers for this year’s edition. Journalist-anthropologist-author Joris Luyendijk, who runs The Guardian’s banking blog, will be one of the keynotes in an entirely new conference track that will focus on journalists using academic methods for their stories. Reuters’ award-winning Stephen Grey, and EUobserver founder and editor-in-chief Lisbeth Kirk will share their skills and experience in the cross-border track. In the data and coding tracks, data journalists and teams of expert coders will be present. We will be announcing additional names as more and more speakers confirm.

The Dataharvest Conference grew out of gatherings organised by Wobbing Europe and Farmsubsidy.org. It focused solely on the EU’s farm subsidy data, data journalism and freedom of information. Gradually, however, the conference grew to increasingly include cross-border stories that were less related to data, too. To highlight that fact, the conference was renamed Dataharvest+, the European Investigative and Data Journalism Conference.

Dataharvest+ will take place in the centre of Brussels on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 May, with a pre-DHC Hackathon organised by Open Knowledge Foundation on Thursday 8 May, and workshops on data journalism, cross-border stories and wobbing on Sunday morning 11 May. It will be the fourth time the conference is organised. On Friday evening 9 May mayor Yvan Mayeur of Brussels will welcome the Dataharvest+ participants for a drink, a chat and a tour in the city’s beautiful town hall on Grand Place.

Registering for the conference is now possible at www.journalismfund.eu/dhplus/register. Registrations are only valid after payment of the participation fee. Early birds (registration and payment before 10 March 2014) pay only €95. Students pay the student price of €85. The full participation fee is €110.

Tweet #DHplus. Find wraps, recaps, videos, soundbites, tweets etc. on last year's conference, #dataharvest13, here.

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