The two-day, international event will create a space for exchange on how to wade through and use (big) data, tell enriched (multimedia) stories, and contribute to democracy by supporting a news media ecosystem that is more resilient to misinformation.
Digitisation has changed all aspects of the news media landscape, from the way content is created, to how it is distributed and interacted with. European citizens and journalists are now connected to the largest intelligence network that has ever existed. On one hand, this rich data provides an opportunity for data-driven journalism to explore new stories and to delve into large (historical) datasets. On the other hand, the advent of these technological developments generates new challenges for journalists and citizens, such as the easy, prolific spread of inaccurate and misleading information. These issues have shaken the foundations of the journalism profession.
Conference Day 1 will include a keynote presentation followed by sessions offering presentations and discussion around three themes: Search & Exploration of Data, Telling Stories with Data, and Tracking & Debunking Misinformation.
This session will explore the daily practices of working with data in journalistic and creative contexts. Speakers will address different stages of a data project, from data collection to data preparation and analysis, as well as various data collection techniques, tools and databases that can be used for journalistic purposes. This session will also discuss potential biases that can occur in the process.
This session will showcase examples of multimedia and data-driven journalistic storytelling projects and approaches. Speakers will discuss the value and challenges of data visualisation for data-driven journalism.
This session will explore the ethical implications of digital media and data manipulation and will discuss how to identify and debunk misinformation through various techniques. Speakers will share their practical experience in the field of tracking and dealing with misinformation.
Conference Day 2 will be dedicated to hands-on workshops on data-driven journalism, fact-checking and exploitation of the MediaNumeric Academy in an academic setting.
Natalia Żaba | 28/11/2023 | 09:00-10:30 | in person
A practical, must – attend session about the most popular and liked Google tool created for journalists and researchers which allows them to analyse large collections of diverse data in a short time. This workshop will walk you through the latest capabilities of Pinpoint, a tool that helps scientists and investigative journalists around the world to break the news, dig deeper into their stories, fact check and parse large collections of data at a rate of knots.
28/11/2023 | 09:00-11:00 | in person
Data is reshaping the narrative landscape. Join us at the MediaNumeric Academy HEI Bootcamp, where we’ll prepare you to navigate this shift in your classroom. Together with other educators and HEI professionals, you’ll strategize and envision how to seamlessly integrate data-driven storytelling into your curriculum through a variety of didactical approaches.
Who Should Attend?
The “Resilience of News Media: Data, Storytelling & Democracy” event is open to a diverse audience, from content creators, journalists, and students to researchers and other professionals in the creative industry. However, the MediaNumeric Academy HEI Bootcamp is specifically crafted for higher education teachers and staff who are enthusiastic about incorporating data-driven storytelling into their classrooms.
Hands-On Collaborative Experience
Step into an immersive brainstorming space! We’re offering a refreshing mix of knowledge sharing and hands-on activities tailored to help you:
This workshop is more than just an educational experience. It’s a platform to foster international collaborations, COIL/BIP initiatives, and partnerships that could redefine the way journalism and storytelling is taught and understood globally.
Natalia Sawka and Maja Czarnecka | 28/11/2023 | 11:00-14:00 | in person
The 3-hour workshop will provide an overview of techniques and tools to detect and tackle disinformation shared online. Maja Czarnecka and Natalia Sawka, both experienced fact-checkers for AFP in Poland, will explain current trends in disinformation and teach the basics of digital investigation, such as reverse image search, archiving and geolocation.
Entirely free of charge and open to anyone interested in data-driven journalism and storytelling.
Attendees can join Day 1 in-person or online. The workshops on Day 2 will not be streamed.
Held in English.
Coffee breaks & lunch provided.
08:30 – 09:30
Coffee and registration
09:30 – 09:45
Opening & welcome
09:45 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
Session 1: Search & Exploration of Multimedia Data
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 14:30
Session 2: Telling Stories with Data
14:30 – 15:00
15:00 – 16:30
Session 3: Tracking & Debunking Misinformation
09:00 – 10:30
Workshop 1a: Pinpoint Advanced by Google News Lab
09:00 – 11:00
Workshop 1b: MediaNumeric Academy HEI Bootcamp
11:00 – 14:00
Workshop 2: Tackling disinformation shared on social media: examples and basic tools by AFP
Sound & Vision
SWPS University / CEDMO
Sound & Vision
Google News Initiative
The MediaNumeric project stands behind the creation of the MEDIANUMERIC ACADEMY – an online academy for data-driven storytelling for media professionals.
The project is funded under the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, carried out from 1 Jan 2021 to 31 Dec 2023. The consortium is integrated by leading actors in academia, industry and audiovisual archives from four EU Member States: The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision (NL), Inholland University of Applied Sciences (NL), Centrum Cyfrowe (PL), SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (PL), AFP Agence France Presse (FR), INA Institut national de l’audiovisuel (FR), Storytek (EE), and EUscreen Foundation (NL).