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Friday, May 17 • 14:45 - 16:00
Strength in numbers: setting up an investigative network of local journalists

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How do you establish a large network of local investigative reporters, working together across media and across a country in the public interest and using common datasets? The London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism set out to do so in 2017, when it established the Bureau Local, which today has around 1,000 members spread all over the UK and has published more than 350 stories. Last year, with the help of the Bureau Local, the German non-profit newsroom CORRECTIV followed suit and set up its own network for collaborative local journalism: Correctiv.Lokal. How did they do it? In this session, Megan Lucero, director of the Bureau Local, will share their blueprint to help other newsrooms and organisations set up their own investigative networks. And Justus von Daniels, head of Correctiv.Lokal, will share their own experience. Come and be inspired!

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Jose Miguel Calatayud

Freelance journalist and writer
I am a freelance journalist and writer based in Berlin, focusing on feature writing and investigative journalism, mainly about Europe. I am now working on a series of articles on how corporations act very strategically to achieve political influence in the EU. And until mid-2024... Read More →

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Megan Lucero

Director of The Bureau Local, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Hi there - I head up the Bureau Local, a people-powered network setting the news agenda and sparking change from the ground up, in the UK. We're reimagining investigative journalism by making it open, accessible and collaborative from start to finish. I also deeply care about the... Read More →
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Justus von Daniels

Chefredakteur, CORRECTIV – Recherchen für die Gesellschaft
Justus von Daniels ist seit 2019 Chefredakteur von CORRECTIV. Neben investigativen Recherchen zu den geheimen Kanälen des Lobbyismus oder illegalen Parteispenden, entwickelt er die Idee der Bürgerrecherche weiter. Mit dem Projekt „Wem gehört Hamburg“ startete 2017 ein Rechercheprojekt, an dem mehrere tausend BürgerInnen teilnahmen. Gemeinsam mit vielen Medienpartnern und Bürger:innen brachte CORRECTIV so Licht in den intransparenten Immobilienmarkt in mehrere Städte. 2018 bis 2019 baute er das Netzwerk für kollaborativen... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 14:45 - 16:00 BST