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Saturday, May 18 • 10:45 - 12:00
How journalism can have an impact in the networked society

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Journalists go to a lot of trouble to make the world a better place. In analogue times we were confident that once knowledge was published, this would change the world. Do we have to revisit this belief in a more internationalised and networked era? And if so, what does this mean for the way investigative journalists work? How do we react to the demand to measure impact - be that in clicks on our articles or in directly measurable change in society? What about sharing knowledge and working with groups usually considered as sources - academia, civil society, activists and campaigning organisations, citizen groups - while maintaining editorial independence? Christopher Hird is a British journalist, filmmaker and former managing editor of the London Bureau of Investigative Journalism, on whose board he still serves. He has studied the mechanism by which investigative journalism has lead to actual change in society, and as a filmmaker brings a fresh view on collaborations with various partners in the public interest.

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Brigitte Alfter

Journalist, Author, Director, Arena for Journalism in Europe

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Christo Hird

Christopher Hird is a leading figure in UK independent documentary making. He is the founder and managing director of Dartmouth Films, which has pioneered new ways of funding, producing and distributing documentaries in the UK.  A former stockbroker, he worked as a journalist on... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 BST
Aula II