Entries by Trine Smistrup

OSINT – Investigative methods 2.0

Are you interested in exploring ‘investigative journalism 2.0’?  Join us for a Dataharvest session with investigative journalist Ben Heubl on May 19 (11-12:30 CET) to learn about basic and advanced techniques and tools for gathering and analysing open sources intelligence. Register for the conference Register for the session: Open source intelligence skills for investigative reporters […]

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Frontex files: how to FOI a reluctant institution

The EU border agency Frontex has the largest budget of any EU agency. “We don’t meet with lobbyists,” they claim – an investigative team proved them wrong. Hear how to find your own story in their data. If a public institution is reluctant to share information with the public, how can we use our right […]

Oh, the places our clothes go

INSTANT INSPIRATION is a new concept at Dataharvest 2021 – an investigation that you can use for inspiration or just plainly copy in your own country. First, we follow the journeys that our clothes make – both the used clothes donated to charity and the clothes bought online and then returned to the vendors. Finnish […]

The Dataharvest 2021 program is out!

The program for Dataharvest 2021 has just been published! The 2021 conference will be an online event again – and we will meet for 3 weeks of conference and data skills training, followed by a number of masterclasses during the autumn months. The conference weeks have overall themes: 1) Investigative methods, 2) Data journalism and […]

Dataharvest grants for Eastern Europe and Russia

Would you like to participate in Dataharvest – but you don’t really have the money? If you are from Eastern Europe or Russia, you may be in luck: We have a number of participation grants to give out, thanks to the Norwegian foundation Frit Ord (Free Words)! We will distribute the grants between as many […]

“The making of…” great investigations

Where did the idea for a great cross-border investigation come from? How did the reporters accomplish their results? Which challenges did they meet on the way? In sessions under the label “The making of…”, Dataharvest will over the coming months invite you to meet the reporters behind a story and hear them present a cross-section […]

Pop-Up: The making of OpenLux

Our series of Dataharvest Pop-Ups opens with the OpenLux investigation that put pressure on Luxembourg, a tax haven in the heart of Europe. The tiny state of Luxembourg is the world’s second-biggest destination for foreign capital, thanks to the opacity of its financial systems. In 2018, the country created a database that would reveal the […]

European Press Prize winners announced at Dataharvest 2021

We are very happy that the European Press Prize has decided to partner with Arena for Journalism in Europe and the Dataharvest Conference when they announce the winners of the 2020 awards. This will constitute the main part of the last day of Dataharvest – Thursday June 3. The European Press Prize gives out 4 […]

Dataharvest under the magnifying glass

Dataharvest is not just a productive journalistic get-together. It is now also the subject for academic studies, done by German Annett Heft from Freie Universität in Berlin and published in the latest edition of the journal Journalism Studies. Her aim was to see how and why journalistic collaboration sprang up from the ground outside of […]