Entries by Trine Smistrup

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, […]

Cool intro video to Dataharvest Digital

It’s tomorrow! We open at 10 am! This year, marked by Covid-19, Dataharvest, the European Investigative Journalism Conference, holds its 10th edition by becoming a fully digital conference: #Dataharvest2020! Three months of training, talks, workshops and networking about all things data, investigative and collaborative journalism. More than 120 sessions spread over 13 weeks from September […]

Reporting on public health in the corona crisis

Health has been a main global focus in the last months, and many journalists had to jump at warp speed into a complex field of investigative reporting. The corona crisis forced journalists worldwide to get on speed with medical jargon and a perfect storm of stats and models in a rather confusing news environment. Dataharvest […]

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How to use AI and maintain your journalistic ethics

Robots write articles, select news, edit pictures. They research, they personalize our front pages and target them to the individual. How can we put robots – or artificial intelligence – to the best use and make sure that our ethical standards in journalism are still respected and maintained? Danish digital journalist Andreas Marckmann Andreassen has […]

How to use transparency to get access to information

In April 2019 Dutch Platform Authentieke Journalistiek (PAJ) and Follow the Money started the “Shell Papers”: a joint research project into the ties between the Dutch government and Royal Dutch Shell. At the start of the project PAJ filed a total of 17 FOI requests demanding copies of all Shell-related documents from nine ministries, three […]

Dataharvest Thursday Bars – join the first on Sep 3!

The big challenge with an online conference is how to socialise! Can we have fun together online? Cross-border collaborations in Europe are based on journalists meeting. Many such meetings have happened over the years at the Dataharvest conferences – or in the bars of Mechelen. The need is still there. Can we develop formats to […]

Dataharvest Digital and our search for secure software

By Benedikt Hebeisen When we decided to turn Dataharvest into an online conference, we had to face a lot of new questions. One of the these questions was which technical tools we would need, and after some time of research and a lot of discussions we decided to use BigBlueButton and edudip. Many of us […]