Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Davos of journalism takes place in Perugia, Italy

Hundreds of global experts in the media industry gather each year in Perugia, Italy, to talk about the past and future. Some of the items on the schedule look particularly interesting, so I have started putting together my personal agenda.

Thursday April 2  

Local journalism
Reinventing local news: how digital transformation works for small and medium-sized newsrooms
09:30 - 10:30 thursday 2/04/2020 - Sala della Vaccara, Palazzo dei Priori. On the panel are Alexandra Borchardt, Catarina Carvalho, Matteo Rainisio, Hannah Suppa.

Collaborative journalism
Enemies to friends: how news companies can partner for survival
10:45 - 11:45 thursday 2/04/2020 - Sala del Dottorato. On the panel are Jane Barrett of Reuters and Guido Baumhauer of Deutsche Welle.

Digital travel journalism: marrying creativity and technology
12:00 - 13:00 thursday 2/04/2020 - Palazzo Sorbello. On the panel are Ana Banas of the BBC, Nicoletta Crisponi, Brekke Fletcher of CNN, and Dmitry Shishkin of Culture Trip.

Business models, funding & start-ups
Surviving the cash crunch: what donors (and Western-oriented media development groups) need to hear from start-ups in the Global South
15:15 - 16:15 thursday 2/04/2020 - Sala del Dottorato. On the panel are Alex Jakana of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mia Malan of the Bhekisisa Center for Health Journalism, Anya Schiffrin of SIPA at Columbia University, and Laura Zommer of Chequeado. 

Community, engagement & trust
How measuring impact can change journalism
17:45 - 18:45 thursday 2/04/2020 - Sala San Francesco, Arcivescovado. On the panel are Annie Chabel and Christa Scharfenberg of the Center for Investigative Reporting, and Lindsay Green-Barber of Impact Architects.

Friday April 3 

Community, engagement & trust
Want to make your journalism more memberful? Practical tips on how to involve supporters in your work
09:30 - 10:30 friday 3/04/2020 - Centro Servizi G. Alessi. On the panel are Emily Goligoski of The Atlantic, Julie Posetti of the International Center for Journalists, Nabeelah Shabbir of The Correspondent, and Miriam Wells of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Should the media take money from Google and Facebook?
10:45 - 11:45 friday 3/04/2020 - Sala dei Notari, Palazzo dei Priori. On the panel are Rasmus Kleis Nielsen of the Reuters Institute, Margaret Sullivan of the Washington Post, Mathew Ingram of the Columbia Journalism Review, and Emily Bell of the Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

What's your AI playbook?
12:00 - 13:00 friday 3/04/2020 - Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori. On the panel are John Keefe of Quartz and Lisa Gibbs of the Associated Press.

Saturday April 4

Community, engagement & trust
What we learned from three years of studying membership in news
10:45 - 11:45 saturday 4/04/2020 - Sala della Vaccara, Palazzo dei Priori. On the panel are Styli Charalambous of The Daily Maverick, Jakub Gornicki of Outriders, Jakob Moll of Zetland, Ariel Zirulnick of Membership Puzzle Project.

Constructive & solutions journalism 
Solutions journalism in Central and Eastern Europe
12:00 - 13:00 saturday 4/04/2020 - Sala San Francesco, Arcivescovado. On the panel are Jeremy Druker of Transitions, Veronika Folentova of Dennik N, Hanna Liubakova freelancer, and Nikita Poljakov of Hospodářské noviny.

Collaborative journalism
Introducing Chicas Poderosas, women's collaborative journalism
16:30 - 17:30 saturday 4/04/2020 - Sala della Vaccara, Palazzo dei Priori. On the panel are Michaela Cancela Kieffer of Agence France-Presse, Isabella Barroso Oliveira of Meedan, Maria Victoria Ramos of Fiquem Sabendo, and Belen Arce Terceros of Chicas Poderosas.

I look forward to meeting lots of interesting people and getting ideas for research and writing.

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