Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2014 for fighters for a pluralistic society


Leipzig - Four actors of the “Peaceful Revolution” of 1989 in East Germany and an Afghan journalist will be honoured with the Leipzig Prize for the Freedom and Future of the Media 2014. Last year, the prize went to the team Brigitte Alfter and Ides Deburyne.

German investigative newsroom CORRECT!V launched


ESSEN - In Germany, the first nonprofit investigative newsroom in the German-speaking world has been launched. CORRECT!V wants to "make investigative and informative journalism affordable and accessible to media organisations throughout Germany."

Application call deadline: 15 September


BRUSSELS – Journalists with good ideas for a cross-border investigative journalism project have two months left to apply for a working grant. The application deadline is 15 September.

Indian FOI expert Shyamlal Yadav at #DHplus


BRUSSELS - When Indian journalist Shyamlal Yadav uses his right to access to information via the Right to Information Act, national politicians had better watch out. Yadav is FOI (or RTI) specialist at his news outlet Indian Express. He knows like no other how to take heaps of requested documents and extract a news story out of them, often cornering many a Member of Parliament and Minister.

Joris Luyendijk at #Dhplus: the concept behind the Banking Blog


BRUSSELS - Two and a half years. That’s how long it took Joris Luyendijk to map out the financial sector. In the summer of 2011 he started investigating the social mechanisms in the financial sector, without knowing anything about it. He shared his insights and discoveries on The Guardian’s banking blog—and now at the Dataharvest Conference in Brussels, too.

#DHplus 2014: the numbers


BRUSSELS - 194 people from 27 different countries gathered in Brussels this weekend for’s Dataharvest+. These and a few other statistics about the fourth edition of the Dataharvest conference.

Tyson Evans at #DHplus: design, technology and journalism


BRUSSELS - “As deputy editor of a cross-media team, you have to be editor, programmer and designer all at the same time,” says New York Times interactive news editor Tyson Evans during his keynote at the Dataharvest+ conference in Brussels.

A storified recap of #DHplus 2014


Once again Brussels was the sizzling centre of European data journalism during's Dataharvest+ conference from 8 to 11 May. Journalists, coders, researchers and data specialists came together to get trained, discuss ideas and share skills with colleagues from all trades. Here is a storified recap of the conference.

Luyendijk at #DHplus: "A word cloud of my blog would have featured ‘idiot’ and ‘naive’"


“One of the first revelations to me was that financial journalism is not aimed at the public. It is aimed at the financial world,” Dutch journalist Joris Luyendijk said at a presentation at the Dataharvest+ conference 2014 in Brussels. For three years now, he has been writing about the financial world of London City.