Summer Conference 2017


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Keynote Speakers

Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Pioneering data journalist, Aron Pilhofer, talks about where data journalism as a practice and an industry is, where it's come from and where it's heading.

Fact-checking the US Presidential Elections and Donald Trump
The Washington Post's famous fact-checker, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, shares her experience of an increasingly difficult job in a post-truth world of 'alernative facts'.

Panel Discussion: How to Fight Alternative Facts
Natalia Antelava, Jessikka Aro and Alistair Reid, chaired by Yemisi Akinbobola

Talks and Training

Getting Started with Data Journalism
Aron Pilhofer gives advice for getting to grips with data tools and convincing your editor to give you the time to do so.

Dealing with Big Datasets
Jonathan Stoneman explains how to handle data that's too big for Excel

Fact-Checking Brexit
Joseph O'Leary of Full Fact explains the techniques the team used to verify claims from both sides during the EU Referendum debates

Refugee Journalism Project
Vivienne Francis explains her project aimed at supporting refugee journalists to establish careers in the UK

Power is Everywhere
Mark Lee Hunter discusses his new book which charts the rise of Stake-Holder Driven Media and what it means for the future of investigative journalism.

Building Community Journalism
A panel discussion on the emerging new models for journalism owned by a community of readers


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Photos and Social Media

Our favourite Tweets from the 2017 Conference

Cartoons from the 2017 Conference

Photos from Day1, Day 2 & Day 3