Nicholas Diakopoulos' keynote at #EIJC17

2017-05-22

Most Americans these days get their main news from Google or Facebook, two tools that rely heavily on algorithms. A study in 2015 showed that the way a search engine like Google selects and prioritises search results on political candidates can have an influence on voters’ preferences. 

An introduction to covering finance by Nick Mathiason #EIJC17

2017-05-21
Are you afraid of looking into numbers? Do you always phone an accountant friend to help you make sense of a balance sheet? Do company accounts seem like a completely different language to you?
 

How to search focused and fast by Paul Myers #EIJC17

2017-05-20
“Privacy is something that we did in the 1900,” states Paul Myers. And this is a good thing for journalists, albeit ethically problematic.

Edouard Perrin’s keynote at #EIJC17

2017-05-19
Edouard Perrin’s landmark investigation into tax avoidance, known by most as LuxLeaks, revealed financial misconduct on a global scale, by publishing tax rulings from over three hundred multinational companies based in Luxembourg.

 

Hearing voices - the award-winning story about the use of voice recordings in court

2017-05-18

In "Hearing Voices", a cross-border and multidisciplinary team of journalists dug into the science of speech recognition and its use as forensic evidence. Based on more than 20 judicial cases where forensic phonetics evidence was used, the team, with amongst others Michele Catanzaro and Astrid Viciano, discovered that this evidence is all too often flawed, with far-reaching consequences. 

Keynote: Algorithmic Accountability Reporting

2017-04-05

What is the potential impact of algorithms in journalism? What is the power of algorithms and why should it be at the top of a journalist’s to-do-list? Our second keynote speaker, Nicholas Diakopoulos, is a computational journalist with a background in computer science and human-computer interaction. He will give his keynote address at our annual European Investigave Journalism and Dataharvest Conference this May. The conference will take place from 18th until 21st May in Mechelen, Belgium.

Tomorrow’s journalist is an emancipated journalist

2016-04-05

BRUSSELS - Citizens are freeing themselves from political parties and party-newspapers, instead they go looking for news themselves and via new  media. At the same time media turn from playing a role in society to focus on profit. In such an environment journalists must free themselves from the media and become entrepreneurial. They must emancipate themselves, argues Ides Debruyne.

OCCRP Condemns Jail Sentence for Khadija Ismayilova (and so does Journalismfund.eu)

2015-09-02

BAKU - On 1 September 2015, investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who has written numerous hard-hitting stories on corruption in Azerbaijan, was sentenced to seven years and six months in prison by the Azerbaijani authorities.

Need for support for data and investigative journalism on EU funds

2015-07-31

BRUSSELS – A new report on the EU’s fiscal policy calls for the EU to work towards better accessibility and transparency, among others by supporting the development of data and investigative journalism related to EU funds, much like Journalismfund.eu has been doing since 2008.