You want to go to Dataharvest, but don’t really know how to ask your boss to pay? Here is what you can say or write to convince him/her that it is worth the investment!
I would like to go to Dataharvest, The European Investigative Journalism Conference, on May 14-17 in Mechelen, Belgium.
Dataharvest/EIJC is the annual European gathering of 4-500 journalists, data journalists and coders, who work across borders on issues from local housing to global crime networks. There are around 120 lectures, roundtables, workshops and discussions plus a focus on networking.
Our newsroom will benefit from my attendance, because
- I will come back with new skills – I can get training in new tools and techniques that will allow me to work more quickly and efficiently. There are 3 full tracks of CAR training!
- I will come back with story ideas – because many sessions share experiences and methods, so others can make the same stories with impact in their own countries. And I can bring home fresh data sets as well!
- I will learn from the experts – top investigative journalists and editors will speak at the conference and share their insights
- I will come back with a new network – international contacts will mean that we can make a new type of stories for our readers.
I hope that you think it is worth the investment to send me to Dataharvest/EIJC. You can read more about the conference at www.dataharvest.eu.
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