Entries by Trine Smistrup

Dataharvest – what’s in a name?

Dataharvest – isn’t that a strange name for a journalism conference? Why not the “Arena conference” or something equally obvious? Well, there is a reason – of course. It all began in 2009 when a small group of journalists and data developers from around Europe got together in the project farmsubsidy.org, where they compiled and […]

Stress management for investigative journalists

Let’s keep the fire burning inside – avoid burnout! Investigative projects come with all kinds of pressures that influence your physical, mental and emotional well-being – and ultimately your ability to sustain and increase your potential and the work you most care about. We know that a number of investigative colleagues have suffered from burn-out […]

Virtual “Thursday bar” at Dataharvest Digital

Wouldn’t it be nice to meet old and new colleagues at the Dataharvest conference in charming Mechelen? Well, this year it is not possible. But the Dataharvest Digital allows us to look for new formats of socialising with colleagues from all over Europe. So we invite you to take a digital sundowner with colleagues Thursday […]

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Energy sector under scrutiny at Dataharvest Digital

The climate crisis is probably the biggest story of our time and, at Dataharvest Digital, we are always following the relevant story – across the borders and fields. This is why we’ve decided to “follow the pipeline”, and make the energy sector’s impact on climate the focus of Dataharvest 2020. We have dedicated a number […]

Dataharvest Digital – what to expect?

We slowly faced the fact over the late spring: We could not responsibly plan a Dataharvest conference in November in Mechelen, not knowing if a second wave of the virus was underway, not knowing if international travel was possible. We, like so many others, had to plan an online conference. So we set sails for […]

Dataharvest grants for Eastern, Central and Southeastern Europe

Would you like to participate in Dataharvest Digital, but don’t really have the money? If you are from Central, Eastern or Southeastern Europe, you may be in luck: We have grants that cover your participation fee. Apply and join the fun! We have 200 grants to give out, and we will distribute them between as […]

What do I do with my Dataharvest 2020 ticket?

Did you buy a ticket for the 2020 Dataharvest conference in Mechelen? The conference has now changed to an online event, and you have 3 options for your ticket: Change your ticket to a gift card/value voucher that you can use for Dataharvest Digital in September-November 2020 or for the Dataharvest conference in Mechelen in […]

Knowledge sharing and training has value

Or: Why we decided to claim a fee for an online conference Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference 2020 – is going online because of the coronavirus and is now Dataharvest Digital 2020. We hope that the investigative journalism community will join us on these unknown waters! We do this at a time, when […]

Dataharvest 2020 goes all digital – from September to November

Inviting a lot of precious colleagues is a pleasure. Particularly since we all are craving for contact with peers and pals, to chat without a screen between us or to just have a cup of coffee or a good old Belgian beer. Still, we have decided to turn Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference […]

We have a winner!

Thank you for your work on the quiz questions – some were more difficult than they looked! Several hundred took a look at the quiz; in the end, we had to draw lots between a Belgian and a German contestant with 100 per cent correct answers, and we have a winner: Claudia Jentsch gets a […]