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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, 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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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
Justus von Daniels ist Chefredakteur von CORRECTIV. Von 2015-2018 arbeitete er als Investigativreporter bei Correctiv, Schwerpunkte dort waren Lobbyismus und Geldwäsche sowie das Projekt „Wem gehört die Stadt“, eine Bürgerrecherche zum Immobilienmarkt. 2018 baute er als Leiter... Read More →

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