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Thursday, October 8
 

11:00

Data Track: Internet Search - How To Find People 1

In this two-hour Facebook and Twitter extravaganza you will learn the best tricks to find people fast.

It’s possible to search millions of personal details in Facebook with a new service called Graph. Henk van Ess will teach you how to use this technology creatively with real world examples. How do you find employees of a weapons company? What photos did Russians take in Ukraine? How do you access the vast library of videos from Facebook users? How do youfind the relatives of a criminal? You will learn a new language that opens a whole new world of research possibilities.

Bonus: how to follow people in Twitter without being noticed and finding eyewitnesses very fast.

 


Moderators
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Journalist and EU correspondent, Berlingske
Eva Jung has worked as an investigative journalist since 2011 with daily Berlingske, Denmark. Since 2017 also based in Brussels as EU correspondent.Through 2017 and 2018 investigated the 200 bn euro money laundering scandal at Danske Bank. Jung and colleagues were awarded best investigation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henk van Ess

Henk van Ess

Investigative Team, Bellingcat UK
Henk van Ess is obsessed by finding news in data.  European media houses, like Axel Springer, Persgroep, the European Broadcasting Union and Schibsted love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a regular basis to spill his secrets. He rarely appears at public conferences... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 11:00 - 12:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

12:30

Data Track: Internet Search - How To Find People 2

In this two-hour Facebook and Twitter extravaganza you will learn the best tricks to find people fast.

It’s possible to search millions of personal details in Facebook with a new service called Graph. Henk van Ess will teach you how to use this technology creatively with real world examples. How do you find employees of a weapons company? What photos did Russians take in Ukraine? How do you access the vast library of videos from Facebook users? How do youfind the relatives of a criminal? You will learn a new language that opens a whole new world of research possibilities.

Bonus: how to follow people in Twitter without being noticed and finding eyewitnesses very fast.


Speakers
avatar for Henk van Ess

Henk van Ess

Investigative Team, Bellingcat UK
Henk van Ess is obsessed by finding news in data.  European media houses, like Axel Springer, Persgroep, the European Broadcasting Union and Schibsted love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a regular basis to spill his secrets. He rarely appears at public conferences... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 12:30 - 13:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

15:00

Data Track: 100 Best Databases for Internet Research

Go beyond Google and Wikipedia into the deep web where public records, government data, archives, corporate information, and technical studies are hidden from plain view. Take home tips for backgrounding people and companies, tracking planes and ships, finding elusive documents, and more.


Moderators
avatar for Andrew Lehren

Andrew Lehren

Reporter, New York Times
Andy Lehren is an NBC News investigative reporter who specializes in data journalism. He previously worked as an investigative reporter for the NY Times, where he mined the Snowden files; probed Wikileaks diplomatic cables, including for the best-selling book “Open Secrets... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gary Price

Gary Price

Founder/Editor, infoDOCKET and Consultant, Self
Gary Price is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area.  He is currently the Resource and Reference Center Director for GIJN and editor of infoDOCKET.com, a daily update of news and new research tools.He lives near Washington... Read More →
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and priva... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

16:30

How to Become an Instant Expert through Google

It's happened to you--you need to do a story on a topic that's completely outside of your experience.  Surely there's someone more qualified?  The answer is usually NO. 

Now what?  Now you have to come up to speed on that topic ASAP.  In this mini-course I'll show you the strategies and tactics I use to learn a domain as rapidly as possible.  You won't be an expert, but you'll have a bunch of tips and methods to get to competence quickly.  I can't make you pass the PhD exam in quantum physics, but a little knowledge about learning and Google search strategies can get to through that story.  


Moderators
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and priva... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Russell

Daniel Russell

Research scientist, Google
Daniel Russell is a research scientist at Google where has been working in the area of search quality, with a focus on understanding what makes Google users happy, skilled and competent in their use of web search.  He is sometimes called a search anthropologist because of his focus... Read More →


Thursday October 8, 2015 16:30 - 17:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)
 
Friday, October 9
 

09:00

Data Track: Visualize Your Findings

From data search to data visualization: How do you get access to huge amounts of data, and how do you visualize your findings? In this session you will see different ways of working with data, with examples from USA Today, ProPublica, and the Center for Investigative Reporting.


Moderators
avatar for Linda Larsson Kakuli

Linda Larsson Kakuli

Researcher, Swedish Television
Linda Larsson Kakuli is a researcher for the news department at SVT, the Swedish public service television company.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer LaFleur

Jennifer LaFleur

Senior Editor, Center of Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis... Read More →
avatar for Jodi Upton

Jodi Upton

Knight Chair, Data and Explanatory Journalism, Syracuse University
Jodi Upton is a Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism Professor at the Newhouse School. Before that she was a senior database editor at USA Today. She and her team worked on data-driven coverage of topics including veterans' administration hospitals, new economy jobs... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

10:30

Data Track: 10 Ways To Deal with PDFs
When it comes to liberating data from PDF files, there are many options. But a solution that works great for one project might not be the best fit for your next story. In this session, we'll walk through a number of different software packages, including many that are free or inexpensive, and demonstrate the strengths and weaknesses of each.

Moderators
avatar for Nils Mulvad

Nils Mulvad

Investigative Reporting Denmark
Nils Mulvad is a co-founder of the Global Network for  Investigative Journalism and other international networks such as  Farmsubsidy.org. He was CEO for the Danish International Center for  Analytical Reporting 2001-2006, European journalist of the year in 2006,  and he also... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rob Gebeloff

Rob Gebeloff

Data projects editor, New York Times
Robert Gebeloff has specialized in data journalism for nearly twenty years and has been a data projects editor at The New York Times since 2008. Recent projects include a look at the environmental impacts of the U.S. domestic oil boom, stories about obscure, specialized financial... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

10:30

Metadata and Mobile Spying

Snowden revealed how the American and British intelligence services systematically intercept metadata from the world's population. Meanwhile, the Danish project #Sporet (in English #Tracked) made the debate concrete and demonstrated how detailed one can identify peoples' thoughts and living patterns solely by using so-called metadata.

A team from Danish daily Berlingske collected, analyzed, and presented full data sets on two MPs from each party in the Danish government, using more than 18,000 e-mails, 31,000 registered telecommunications data items, 34,000 location points and thousands more items of data from banks, calendars. browser histories, iphone apps, photos, internet shopping, tax authorities, police databases, Facebook and more. The data tell a unique story through graphs, maps, video, images and other advanced visualizations and is perhaps the most comprehensive data project made on personal data. #Sporet won the Nordic Data Awards in 2014 and a Data Journalism Award in 2015.

IMSI-catchers are used by law enforcement in the Norwegian capital of Oslo, for tracking organized crime and intelligence-gathering. A team from daily Aftenposten wanted to find out how often this technology was used in Norway, and whether its use was legal. They started their chase with 100,000 rows of measurements from a cryptophone and 42,000 rows of different variables taken from mobile networks in Oslo. Here is the first story they broke.

 

 

 


Moderators
avatar for Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter

Managing Editor, Journalismfund.eu
Co-founder and Managing Editor at Journalismfund.eu, a support structure for in-depth, innovative and independent journalism in Europe. Brigitte is a senior Danish-German journalist, she has won multiple awards and is proud that these awards were always granted to her and team members.Having... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Bakke Foss

Andreas Bakke Foss

Journalist, Aftenposten
Andreas Bakke Foss, is investigative reporter at the newsdesk in Aftenposten, Oslo on terrorism, crime, law, extremism, surveillance and justice.  Worked in Aftenpostens since 2007. Master in Urbanism from University of Oslo.  
avatar for Fredrik Hager-Thoresen

Fredrik Hager-Thoresen

Web developer, Aftenposten
Fredrik Hager-Thoresen is a web developer and data scientist at Aftenposten, working with data visualization and large datasets. He has a MSc of Information Technology from the University of Oslo. 
avatar for Per Anders Johansen

Per Anders Johansen

Reporter, Aftenposten
Per Anders Johansen is correspondent for Aftenposten in Moscow. Journalist in Aftenposten since 2008. Former News editor in chief for Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK (2002-2007) and editor in chief for the Norwegian investigative TV-program NRK Brennpunkt (2000-2002). Worked... Read More →
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Journalist and EU correspondent, Berlingske
Eva Jung has worked as an investigative journalist since 2011 with daily Berlingske, Denmark. Since 2017 also based in Brussels as EU correspondent.Through 2017 and 2018 investigated the 200 bn euro money laundering scandal at Danske Bank. Jung and colleagues were awarded best investigation... Read More →
avatar for Lars Nørgaard Pedersen

Lars Nørgaard Pedersen

Journalist, Lars Nørgaard Pedersen
Lars Nørgaard Pedersen is a journalist with Danish nationwide daily Berlingske. He is head of Berlingske's Investigative Team. For years, he has been covering the war in Afghanistan and several cases about abuse of power in the Danish administration. Previously, he worked with The... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

12:00

Building Your Own Research Database

Building data and research bases for 18 Arab states from scratch:

In this session, Hamoud Almahmoud, in charge of setting up the Arab world’s first data and research center, shares his drive to collecting on-line/off-line records in 18 Arab countries where the right to access information is non-existent, except for Jordan, Tunisia and Yemen. He shows how the Amman-based Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism (ARIJ), can help journalists benefit from a trove of registration records for Arab companies, profiles of investors and official gazettes, and court cases. He offers tips on how to search for data in the region where spelling the names of businessmen, investors and companies may differ from country to country.  

Khadija Sharife will focus on the concept of Africa's Double Offshore, using the example of Nigeria's hidden deepwater economy, catalysing loss of revenue in multiple forms through the parallel fiscal regime. Nigeria's offshore is characterised by maritime and corporate secrecy, use of tax havens, imprecise and vague national and international legislation, facilitating opacity and leakage in form and flow.  This project includes an academic report, investigative pieces, and a website (doubleoffshore.org), still being populated, that focuses primarily on rig ownership relocated to virtual political economies governed by secrecy. 

Eva Constantaras will discuss challenges in accessing developing country data on opium eradication, arms trafficking, and public procurement. In Kenya, civil society groups are generating valuable data from parliamentary monitoring, extractive industry documents and budget analysis that have led to major investigations. Experiments in structured journalism in Central America are also mapping out power structures of organized crime.


Moderators
avatar for Crina Boros

Crina Boros

Data-driven investigations, Freelance
Data-driven watchdog reporter based in London, international journalism trainer and offspring of the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ). Published by Reuters, the BBC, ICIJ, openDemocracy, Greenpeace Unearthed, Euobserver & The Black Sea +. Shortlisted for the Paul Foot Award... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hamoud Almahmoud

Hamoud Almahmoud

Investigative journalist, Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism
Hamoud Almahmoud is editor-in-chief at Harvard Business Review Arabia. He is the former head of the ARIJ research desk. He works as an investigative reporter and editor, a coach for ARIJ, a lecturer at Damascus University, an editor of (Aliqtisadi) Business Magazine and the Aliqtisadi.com... Read More →
avatar for Eva Constantaras

Eva Constantaras

Data Journalism Advisor, Internews
Eva Constantaras is a data and investigative journalist and a trainer specialised in cross-border journalism projects to combat corruption and encourage transparency. She has worked in Latin America, Asia and East Africa on topics ranging from displacement and kidnapping by organised... Read More →
avatar for Khadija Sharife

Khadija Sharife

Africa Editor, OCCRP
Khadija Sharife is an investigative journalist, researcher and Africa editor at OCCRP. She is the director of Plateforme de Protection des Lanceurs d’Alerte en Afrique, board member of Finance Uncovered and fellow with the World Policy Institute. Previously she was the editor at... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

14:30

Data Track: Are the Rumors True? Learn How To Check Them!

"The bad friends of the Pope"
It's a cold evening in Marc. There is new pope appointed. How can you validate in just 30 minutes connections with dictator Videla, if any?

The killing of Ghadaffi
A Syrian reporter claims Gadaffi is killed. Your mission, if you accept it, is to prove he is wrong or right that night.

The secret plane

A prototype of a new plane lands secretly in Amsterdam. Everyone denies. How do you proof it's true?

This sessions is a one of three sessions about Verification Handbook, supported by European Journalism Centre, EJC.


Moderators
avatar for Rina Tsubaki

Rina Tsubaki

Project Lead, European Journalism Centre
Rina Tsubaki leads and manages the Verification Handbook and Emergency Journalism initiatives at the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands. Emergency Journalism brings together resources for media professionals reporting in and about volatile situations in the digital age, and she has frequently spoken on these topics at events, including a U.N. meeting. Previously, she managed several projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henk van Ess

Henk van Ess

Investigative Team, Bellingcat UK
Henk van Ess is obsessed by finding news in data.  European media houses, like Axel Springer, Persgroep, the European Broadcasting Union and Schibsted love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a regular basis to spill his secrets. He rarely appears at public conferences... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

16:00

Data Track: Best Practices for Using Data in News Stories

Journalists around the world are harnessing the power of data journalism for news. In this session, we'll take a global tour of the latest in investigative and data-based stories, highlighting innovations in analysis and presentation. We’ll also offer practical tips to help you make your next data-driven story memorable and bulletproof.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Horvit

Mark Horvit

Executive Director, Investigative Reporters & Editors
Mark Horvit is the executive director of Investigative Reporters & Editors. He oversees training, conferences and services for more than 4.300 members worldwide, and for programs including the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting (NICAR) and DocumentCloud. Horvit also... Read More →
avatar for Megan Luther

Megan Luther

Training director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012. Megan has worked in radio, TV and most recently, newspapers. Before she joined IRE, Megan was a government reporter for the Argus Leader in South Dakota and a computer-assisted reporting specialist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

16:00

Data Track: Investigating Organized Crime with Open Data 1
Are you still complaining about the lack of data to investigate corruption and organized crime in your country? This session will show you all the amazing treasures you can find digging into international databases available online.  Every commodity and commercial transaction in this world, from shoes to military weapons to ivory or chemical products can be tracked using online data, sometimes even in real time. 

Moderators
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

17:30

Data Track: Design Principles for News Apps

While the tools and techniques to present large datasets in a visual way may differ from project to project, the basic design principles stay pretty much the same whether you're creating a poster or a news application. During this session, we'll cover the fundamentals of good presentation, layout, and design, looking at lots of examples (both good and bad). By the end you'll be able to explain why these principles work and see how other designers, especially news designers, use them. Once you recognize the concepts, you’ll become more conscious of when and how to use them in your own projects.


Moderators
avatar for Jodi Upton

Jodi Upton

Knight Chair, Data and Explanatory Journalism, Syracuse University
Jodi Upton is a Knight Chair in Data and Explanatory Journalism Professor at the Newhouse School. Before that she was a senior database editor at USA Today. She and her team worked on data-driven coverage of topics including veterans' administration hospitals, new economy jobs... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger

Investigative journalist & Developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design, and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

17:30

Data Track: Investigating Organized Crime with Open Data 2
Are you still complaining about the lack of data to investigate corruption and organized crime in your country? This session will show you all the amazing treasures you can find digging into international databases available online.  Every commodity and commercial transaction in this world, from shoes to military weapons to ivory or chemical products can be tracked using online data, sometimes even in real time. 

Speakers
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

17:30

Google Search Methods -- How To Find What You Didn't Know Existed
Google is a remarkable tool with incredible capability, but it's a system with a great deal of depth that's not widely understood. In this session, Daniel Russel will demonstrate many different methods and techniques for finding things you didn't think could be found, as well as discussing some of the strategies you can use for online investigations in the years ahead.

Moderators
avatar for Margot Williams

Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and priva... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Russell

Daniel Russell

Research scientist, Google
Daniel Russell is a research scientist at Google where has been working in the area of search quality, with a focus on understanding what makes Google users happy, skilled and competent in their use of web search.  He is sometimes called a search anthropologist because of his focus... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Weidemann 3 (Presentations/Panels)

17:30

Journalists & Programmers: A Crucial Partnership 
Journalists and programmers can do magic together. Meet members of data teams who have worked together in successful investigations. They will talk in very practical terms about the key aspects of their relationship; the problems they solve; the different and complementary mindsets and skills they bring to an investigation; and the expectations they have of each other. Learn how the award-winning data investigation Swiss Leaks could not have been possible without multidisciplinary teams and more.


This session is made in collaboration with International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ

Moderators
avatar for Sanne Terlingen

Sanne Terlingen

Journalist, OneWorld & Argos
Onderzoeksjournalist OneWorld en Argos

Speakers
avatar for Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →
avatar for Mar Cabra

Mar Cabra

Member, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ)
Mar Cabra, is a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). Until last year, she was the head of the Data & Research Unit which produces the organisation's key data work and also develops tools for better collaborative investigative journalism. She... Read More →
avatar for Rigoberto Carvajal

Rigoberto Carvajal

Data expert, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists
Rigoberto Carvajal is ICIJ’s data expert. He graduated from the Costa Rica Institute of Technology as a computer engineer, and has strong experience in software development and database administration and analysis. He is passionate about database technologies for business intelligence... Read More →
avatar for Xaquín G.V

Xaquín G.V

Editor, Guardian Visuals
Xaquín G.V. is a Galician visual journalist, and Roi's dad. He is also the editor of Guardian Visuals, a 40-person, cross-disciplinary desk of graphics, interactive, multimedia and picture editors at The Guardian, responsible for the paper's interactive storytelling and data visualizations... Read More →


Friday October 9, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Lillehammer 3 (Presentations/Panels)
 
Saturday, October 10
 

09:00

Data track: MH17 : The Truth at Last?

Ahead of the October 13th publication of the first official report into the downing of Flight MH17 in Ukraine, award winning investigative journalist Eliot Higgins reviews the open source evidence of who was responsible, the claims made by the Russian government, what it all means in the context of the first official report, and how open source and social media investigation has played a key role in helping us understand what happened in Ukraine on July 17th 2014..

This sessions is a one of three sessions about Verification Handbook, supported by European Journalism Centre, EJC.


Moderators
avatar for Rina Tsubaki

Rina Tsubaki

Project Lead, European Journalism Centre
Rina Tsubaki leads and manages the Verification Handbook and Emergency Journalism initiatives at the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands. Emergency Journalism brings together resources for media professionals reporting in and about volatile situations in the digital age, and she has frequently spoken on these topics at events, including a U.N. meeting. Previously, she managed several projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eliot Higgins

Eliot Higgins

Founder, Bellingcat
Eliot Higgins, pseudonym Brown Moses (from the Frank Zappa song), is an English blogger and online researcher. His Brown Moses Blog, which studies open source information from sites such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, has become a key source of information for journalists worldwide... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 09:00 - 10:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

10:30

Data Track: Trust Your Data? Learn How To Evaluate It!
Never before have journalists had so much access to information to investigate. The rise in the volume and speed of data production might be overwhelming for many journalists, many of whom are not used to using large amounts of data for research and storytelling. But the urgency and eagerness to make use of data, and the technology available to process it, should not distract us from our underlying quest for accuracy. This session will show you how to fully capture the value of data and to evaluate its quality.

This sessions is a one of three sessions about Verification Handbook, supported by the European Journalism Centre (EJC).

Moderators
avatar for Rina Tsubaki

Rina Tsubaki

Project Lead, European Journalism Centre
Rina Tsubaki leads and manages the Verification Handbook and Emergency Journalism initiatives at the European Journalism Centre in the Netherlands. Emergency Journalism brings together resources for media professionals reporting in and about volatile situations in the digital age, and she has frequently spoken on these topics at events, including a U.N. meeting. Previously, she managed several projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Giannina Segnini

Giannina Segnini

Director of the Master on Data Journalism, Columbia University
Giannna Segnini heads the Data Concentration Program at The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She was the head of the investigative team at «La Nacion» in Costa Rica. Their investigations has led to prosecution of more than 50 politicians, businessmen and public... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

10:30

Data Track: Viz for Journalists

While the visual presentation of data has been part of news since its earliest days, it’s in the midst of a renaissance. Building graphics, data visualizations, and complex interactives is quickly becoming a central part of every newsroom’s daily journalism operation. During this session, we'll cover the basics of how to visually tell a clear, honest, and compelling journalistic story with data. We’ll learn how to think about presenting data visually, how and why it works, and how to do it the right way. 


Moderators
avatar for Megan Luther

Megan Luther

Training director, Investigative Reporters and Editors
Megan Luther joined IRE as training director in February 2012. Megan has worked in radio, TV and most recently, newspapers. Before she joined IRE, Megan was a government reporter for the Argus Leader in South Dakota and a computer-assisted reporting specialist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Lena Groeger

Lena Groeger

Investigative journalist & Developer, ProPublica
Lena Groeger is an investigative journalist and developer at ProPublica, where she makes interactive graphics and writes about design’s real world consequences. She is on the board of the Society for News Design, and has taught classes on design and data visualization at NYU... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 10:30 - 11:30
Weidemann 5 (Presentations/Panels)

12:00

Data Track: Web Search under Pressure

It’s Friday 16.00 hrs.
The news broke that Jihadi John, ISIS-executioner, is Mohammed Emwazi and lived in a normal house in London. How do you find his family? How do you find videos from inside his house? How do you proove that his brother has ties to ISIS? And how do you do this all in twohours? Or how do you find out, hours before the news broke, that a German pilot probably committed suicide? Henk van Ess will show you actual research he did for the Daily Telegraph and Die Welt.


Moderators
avatar for Eva Jung

Eva Jung

Journalist and EU correspondent, Berlingske
Eva Jung has worked as an investigative journalist since 2011 with daily Berlingske, Denmark. Since 2017 also based in Brussels as EU correspondent.Through 2017 and 2018 investigated the 200 bn euro money laundering scandal at Danske Bank. Jung and colleagues were awarded best investigation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Henk van Ess

Henk van Ess

Investigative Team, Bellingcat UK
Henk van Ess is obsessed by finding news in data.  European media houses, like Axel Springer, Persgroep, the European Broadcasting Union and Schibsted love his literal and lateral thinking and hire Henk on a regular basis to spill his secrets. He rarely appears at public conferences... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 12:00 - 13:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

14:30

Data Track: Top Online Techie Tools

BBC’s Internet investigations specialist, Paul Myers, goes through his favourite online research tools. Bring your questions to this informal  romp through Researchville. Learn how to investigate website domain names, reverse IP search and examine IP blocks for parallel websites, find hidden sub-domains, scan a server for hidden photos and use research software, apps and add-ons. 


Moderators
avatar for Kristoffer Egeberg

Kristoffer Egeberg

Journalist, Dagbladet
Kristoffer Egeberg er journalist i Dagbladets. Han kom til avisa i 2002, der han har hatt ulike redaksjonelle roller de siste 14 årene. Hans favorittemaer er forsvars- og sikkerhetspolitikk, samfunnsikkerhet, beredskap, og krisehåndtering. Han ble i fjor tildelt Skup-prisen for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 14:30 - 15:30
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)

16:00

Search for Data in 200 Countries

Investigations that span national boundaries can be some of the trickiest, yet some of the most rewarding to pursue. Offshored corporate interests, multinational company structures and global supply chains often take investigators overseas, into jurisdictions they may be unfamiliar with. Local language, unknown administrative and regulatory conventions, hidden media biases and restrictive data provision can be significant barriers to a successful investigation. This session will look at tools to overcome the challenges of cross-border investigations and uncover an entity's global footprint, including an introduction to Arachnys Investigator, which enables users to query thousands of global public corporate, legal, news and regulatory data sources from 200 countries in real time.


Moderators
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Jennifer LaFleur

Senior Editor, Center of Investigative Reporting
Jennifer LaFleur is senior editor for data journalism at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Previously, she was the director of computer-assisted reporting at ProPublica and has held similar roles at The Dallas Morning News, the San Jose Mercury News and the St. Louis... Read More →

Speakers
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Ed Long

Head of Research, Arachnys
Ed Long is Head of Research at Arachnys, a UK-based software company building solutions for investigators working in risk, compliance and business intelligence. Arachnys' products streamline the searching of public data in over 200 countries and territories and over 80 languages from both the surface and deep web.While... Read More →
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Margot Williams

Research Editor, The Intercept
Margot Williams is an investigative researcher at The Intercept, previously at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), NPR, The New York Times and the Washington Post. She has pursued jihadists online and detainees who died in U.S. immigration detention, investigated war contractors and followed the money (and priva... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Weidemann 4 (Data Hands-On)

16:00

Data Track: Facebook Tricks, Tips and Secret Hacks

BBC’s Internet investigations specialist Paul Myers goes through the dynamic, esoteric techniques for conducting investigations on the world’s largest social network. Learn how to search through “unsearchable” pages. Learn how to trace people, even if they are using a fake name. Find photos, comments and “likes”. Find email addresses, friend lists and phone numbers – even if this information seems private. Learn how Facebook’s former “Graph Search” can still be used to conduct elaborate investigations on obscure demographics. 


Moderators
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Helena Bengtsson

Editor, Data Journalism, Sveriges Television
Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian in London, UK between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was database editor at the Center for Public Integrity... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Paul Myers

Paul Myers

Internet research specialist, BBC
Met Paul Myers keert een oude bekende naar de conferentie terug. Al bijna twee decennia is hij een toonaangevende online search specialist.  Hij werkt voor de BBC als onderzoeksjournalist en geeft daarnaast trainingen over onder andere online research, datajournalistiek en omgaan... Read More →


Saturday October 10, 2015 16:00 - 17:00
Birkebeiner 2 (Data Presentation)