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Saturday, May 18 • 13:00 - 14:15
Local is the new cool: Showcasing local, independent media outlets

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Local journalism and reporting on issues affecting people at the local level are key for the public to regain trust in the media. In this session, at a time when many local media have been struggling to adapt to the spread of online news and social media, we'll be hearing from different types of local media outlets successfully carrying out independent and investigative journalism in Europe: the Bristol Cable, Mediacités, Marsactu and Piazza Grande. How are these local media's newsrooms? How do they work in today's complicated communicative environment? What kind of stories do their journalists report on?

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Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist, project director at Arena for Journalism in Europe
Jose is a freelance journalist based in Berlin since January 2020, and a project pirector at Arena, where he's been managing the Arena Housing Project, an open collaborative network for housing reporters and researchers. He launched and was the coordinator of Cities for Rent, a cross-border investigation into corporate landlords, which is currently nominated to the European Press Prize, was recognised with an honourable mention at the IJ4EU Impact Award 2022 and was nominated to the Sigma Awards for Data Journalism. Before moving to Berlin, Jose was successively based... Read More →

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Lucas Batt

Membership Lead, The Bristol Cable
Membership Lead at the Bristol Cable, a local newspaper owned and supported by 2,700 people in Bristol, UK.
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Alice Facchini

Freelance journalist
I am a freelance journalist based in Bologna, Italy, since September 2018. I write features for web magazines Internazionale, Osservatorio Diritti and Q Code Magazine, covering social and environmental issues and human rights violations.Between 2016 and 2017 I lived in South America... Read More →
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Pierre Leibovici

Engagement Lead, Mediacités
Pierre manages engagement projects at Mediacités, a local investigative news organization based in Lille, Lyon, Nantes, and Toulouse. He works along with readers to get story tips, questions, and feedback to better serve their needs and improve the impact of Mediacités’ stories... Read More →
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Julien Vinzent

Journalist and president, Marsactu

Saturday May 18, 2019 13:00 - 14:15 BST