Entries by Trine Smistrup

Dataharvest 2021 goes online

We have to face it, though with a heavy heart: There is no responsible way to have a European gathering in May 2021. The vaccines will not be fully rolled out yet, and travel may still be restricted. So we have taken the difficult decision to take Dataharvest 2021 online. What is the main characteristics […]

Free session on team security – and more ahead

Happy New Year – more Dataharvest is coming your way! And this marks a new start for Arena for Journalism in Europe! Are you going to set up a new team for a cross-border investigation? Reality probably is, that you don’t have a big newsroom or big money behind you – but you know that […]

Evaluations – not just about praise

After a conference, we send out evaluation forms (as does everybody else after a conference). We do not do it to fish for your praise or because we think you love questionnaires. We do it because your opinion matters to us, and it is not just a marketing phrase. When you fill out the evaluation […]

12 seats for a data sprint – are you in?

This year’s Dataharvest included a lot of data skills training. Our fantastic trainers have lifted the veil on spreadsheets analysis, cleaning data, explored caveats in visualizing data. We have asked basic questions – what is data, what does it look like and how to even start a data research? However, we have also challenged our […]

We are launching the Arena Climate Network!

Dataharvest 2020’s focus has been climate and energy. In early September, we zoomed in onto the networks of climate deniers, looked in fossil fuel subsidies across the EU and discussed the future of climate journalism. This upcoming week, we’ll learn more about how carbon credit frauds work, who the big energy lobbyists in Brussels and […]

A week of digging for “stuff”

Following things and materials between countries is a big part of crossborder journalism – and that is what this week is all about! We begin tomorrow with OCCRP’s Dada Lyndell and Lawrence Marzouk teaching us how to track ships and planes and how it can be used in your investigations. After that, Knack’s Kristof Clerix […]

Who are we at Dataharvest Digital?

The Dutch are the biggest national group in this year’s Dataharvest Digital. Then come Germany, United Kingdom and France – and then a surprise: The fifth biggest national group is Russia – a new big country in Dataharvest statistics! Welcome, friends, Добро пожаловать, дорогие друзья – it is so nice to see how investigative journalism […]

Climate & Energy – the story of our lifetime

The climate crisis is probably the biggest story of our time – and climate and the energy sector’s role in climate change is the focus of this year’s Dataharvest. Two weeks are dedicated to the subject, and we begin on Tuesday September 15! We have dedicated numerous sessions to different aspects of investigative, in-depth, data […]

Good Mornings from all over Europe

Good mornings came in from Stockholm, Brussels, Amsterdam, Bucharest, Madrid, London, Aylesbury, Stari Grad, Berlin, Oslo, Ekaterinburg, Aarhus, Barcelona and more, when we opened Dataharvest Digital this morning. Plus from Belgium, Serbia, Kyrgyzstan, Bulgaria and Italy. Dataharvest Digital has taken off and had a good start (if we may say so ourselves). Our tech wiz, […]