PRESS RELEASE – We are delighted to announce a partnership between Arena for Journalism in Europe and the European Journalism Centre (EJC), for the European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest 2019 (EIJC19), taking place in Mechelen from 17-19 May 2019.

Earlier this year, the EJC launched DataJournalism.com, a new space for journalists to learn and improve their data skills. Its DataJournalism.com team will co-organise two panels, one on local data journalism and one on the path for learning data journalism. EJC team members will also speak at further relevant panels.

Furthermore, the EJC provides four full DataJournalism.com scholarships for data journalists and journalism students from peripheral European countries and/or small newsrooms to attend the conference.

Brigitte Alfter, director of Arena for Journalism in Europe, says: “We are happy to continue the cooperation between the European Journalism Centre and the European Investigative Journalism Conference & Dataharvest. This cooperation started in 2018 and continues now that the conference is organised by the Arena for Journalism in Europe. We think this partnership brings excellent synergies and hope to develop it further in the years to come.”

Adam Thomas, director of the European Journalism Centre, says: “We think data journalism skills are a cornerstone of resilient newsrooms that are able to find and tell stories in new ways. DataJournalism.com offers free resources and courses for data journalists. With this partnership we hope to bring together the communities of Dataharvest and DataJournalism.com to support data journalists at all levels.”

Arena for Journalism in Europe is a foundation established in the Netherlands. Its purpose is to stimulate and support cross-border collaborative and investigative journalism in Europe, including collaboration with other professions, proceeding from the belief that such journalism contributes to information exchange, critical thought, mutual understanding and democracy in Europe.

DataJournalism.com provides data journalists with free resources, materials, online video courses and community forums. Once you sign in, you can enroll for free into one of the premium online courses or join the 9k members and discuss with other like-minded data journalism enthusiasts in our forums. DataJournalism.com is an initiative of the European Journalism Centre, sponsored by the Google News Initiative.

For further information please contact

Brigitte Alfter, director, Arena for Journalism in Europe, brigitte@journalismarena.eu

Adam Thomas, director, European Journalism Centre, thomas@ejc.net

Two weeks to the EIJC & Dataharvest 2019 opening! We are sooo ready to welcome you! This is what YOU can do to get the most value out of the conference:

  • Join the Facebook event and follow the news!
  • Follow @EIJConference on Twitter and see what people are saying before and during the conference!
  • Join the discussion at the EIJC Arena and start the networking about themes, tools and new investigations now!
  • Download the Sched app to your phone, so you get updated on the latest changes to the program!
  • And make or update your profile on Sched, so others can see who you are! Maybe you are just the person they need for their next investigation! On Sched you can also organize your program for the conference days and reserve a seat on the sessions with a limited number of seats.

Be prepared! – that way you will bring home the best output from Mechelen!