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wednesday 24

Green journalism. Towards a network of environmental journalists

Over the past year or so a number of initiatives have shown that journalists, bloggers and environmental communicators need both to reflect on their specificity in the panorama of contemporary journ...

10:00 - 13:00
Sala Lippi

Green journalism. Towards a network of environmental journalists

Who's and who's out

Many Italian journalists have no job. Many others work as journalists but have no contract, no job security and not much hope of ever getting either. Talent. expertise, diligence can count for surpr...

10:00 - 13:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

Who's and who's out

Ms Umbria I presume...

From Byron to the bloggers: British&Irish journalism at ease in the green heart of Italy. A direct flight now finally connects London and Perugia. And an increasing number of travel journalists...

10:00 - 11:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Ms Umbria I presume...

Twitter and personalised journalism: the Italian scenario

Thanks to Twitter individual journalists are becoming ‘one-man news organisations’, replacing newspapers as the primary source of news for many readers. But at what price? An analysis of the pre...

11:30 - 13:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Twitter and personalised journalism: the Italian scenario

Social [in]ability?

Sharing on social networks is an essential element in the current news ecosystem, not just for traffic building but also as a key parameter in measuring the interest and attention a given article re...

15:00 - 16:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Social [in]ability?

News as a public good

News as a public good - the presentation of three non-profit multimedia investigative journalism projects funded by the Fondazione Ahref. Organised in association with Fondazione Ahref

15:00 - 16:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

News as a public good

On foot

Embedded journalists along the paths of the spirit A rediscovery of ancient pilgrimage routes – for example that of St Jacques to Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain – has occured in ...

15:00 - 16:30
Sala del Dottorato

On foot

Social TV: the new TV in the Facebook and Twitter age

TV has become multi-channel, multi-screen, multi-input. How has TV content changed to cater to this new multi-verse of tablet, smartphone and/or personal computer? Not forgetting the newly engaged/e...

16:30 - 18:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Social TV: the new TV in the Facebook and Twitter age

Cybertheology: the digital revolution and faith

The advance of technology is radically changing the way humankind works, lives and communicates. And even the way reality is understood and interpreted. What effects might the digital revolution pro...

16:30 - 18:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Cybertheology: the digital revolution and faith

Very niche journalism

Italy has seen significant immigration over the past decade. Many small-scale newspapers and websites have been set up to reflect this phenomenon by providing news with a specific linguistic, nation...

16:30 - 18:00
Sala del Dottorato

Very niche journalism

Internet and politics. Consensus and representation in the digital age

A consideration of how the the spread of the internet, technological innovation and a multiplicity of web tools have transformed the ways in which politicians and political parties communicate, buil...

16:30 - 18:00
Sala dei Notari

Internet and politics. Consensus and representation in the digital age

Science and the environment: the right language

How to effectively and directly inform citizens about science and the environment? After the recent events held at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and at the European Commission, Giornalisti Nell...

18:00 - 19:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Science and the environment: the right language

thursday 25

A Freedom of Information Act for Italy?

From Watergate to phantom flights, the Freedom of Information Act has allowed journalists access to important information. In Italy an FIA does not exist – and neither (yet) does a jornalistic/ins...

09:30 - 11:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

A Freedom of Information Act for Italy?

Illustrated journalism

Journalism though cartoons and illustrated books. A not-so-new but at times surprisingly effective way of engaging readers in serious social issues. Organised in association with Mamma!

11:30 - 13:00
Sala Lippi

Illustrated journalism

Live! It's happening right now

Live news coverage: how to plan for it, how to structure it, what tools to use, to what degree TV dictates the agenda. From the first TVblog liveblogging to today. The risks of a blunder, the need f...

11:30 - 13:00
Sala del Dottorato

Live! It's happening right now

Fact-checking in Italy

Today, there are many examples in the United States and abroad. From the Pulitzer Prize winner Politifact to the latest arrival Truthteller of The Washington Post, fact-checking is discovering a new...

12:00 - 13:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Fact-checking in Italy

Travel writing in the age of Tripadvisor

Travel writing and reporting is at a crossroads in an era when questions like "what should I see, where should I stay, where should I eat?" are often answered directly by other travellers via blogs ...

14:30 - 16:00
Sala del Dottorato

Travel writing in the age of Tripadvisor

Syria, journalists in the hell of Assad

The war in Syria through the photos and words of journalists who have been there. The panel will be dedicated to the memory of the war photographer Olivier Voisin, who was due to speak on this panel...

15:00 - 16:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Syria, journalists in the hell of Assad

Internationalisation, new languages and the economy

Internationalisation, new languages and the economy. The role of the banks in the age of the spread and ratings. Organised in association with UniCredit

15:00 - 16:30
Sala Lippi

Internationalisation, new languages and the economy

Hyperlocal news

As news industry globalisation races on at full steam the resilience and indeed the growing success of hyperlocal news might appear paradoxical. What’s its secret? Much emphasis is given to the no...

16:00 - 17:30
Sala del Dottorato

Hyperlocal news

If I'm doing it gratis it's not work

The presentation of Articolo36, a new publication with a simple and straightforward editorial focus: to defend the right of every worker (young journalists included) not to have to work gratis. In t...

16:30 - 18:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

If I'm doing it gratis it's not work

The authentic vs the authoritative

Broadcasters now actively choose handheld video footage from local witnesses over the perfect edits of professionals.Why? Because viewers reckon it feels more real, and therefore more 'true'. It's a...

16:30 - 18:00
Sala Lippi

The authentic vs the authoritative

Gamification

The information industry has an important indicator of the level of actual involvement of the reader through a check of the amount of time spent on a newspaper website. The implementation of techniq...

17:00 - 18:30
Hotel Sangallo

Gamification

Newspapers on Facebook and Twitter: the Italian situation

The presentation of an in-depth analysis of how Italian newspapers use Facebook and Twitter.

17:30 - 19:00
Sala del Dottorato

Newspapers on Facebook and Twitter: the Italian situation

Radio despite Twitter

Is there still viable space in the media landscape for that emblem of 20th century communication the wireless (also known as the radio)? Some examples of how radio and social media can mesh smoothly...

18:00 - 19:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Radio despite Twitter

The web watchdog generation

Watchdoggers are digitized videomakers armed with semi-professional cameras. They inform us about what happens next door, denounce what does not work, create a direct line between citizens and local...

18:00 - 19:30
Sala Lippi

The web watchdog generation

Building communities

As print revenues and circulations fall, media groups are looking for alternative revenue streams to safeguard their future. One of the most popular is the desire to build communities of interest am...

18:00 - 19:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Building communities

Girlfriend in a Coma

If Italy is to offer a better tomorrow, Italians must wake up to the harsh realities of today and yesterday. That’s the message of the controversial documentary by the Anglo-Italian team of film-m...

18:30 - 20:30
Sala dei Notari

Girlfriend in a Coma

friday 26

Cyberactivism, leaking and the lesson of WikiLeaks

How is cyberactivism evolving, from Anonymous to other groups that use the Internet to defend freedom of expression and the free circulation of information? What is the role of leaking in this scena...

10:00 - 11:30
Sala del Dottorato

Cyberactivism, leaking and the lesson of WikiLeaks

The China loxodrome: how the Chinese economy is presented in the media

It’s hard enough trying to figure out what’s really going on in Western economies, despite the plethora of statistics and information of every conceivable kind to hand. When it comes to analysin...

10:00 - 11:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

The China loxodrome: how the Chinese economy is presented in the media

The Israel-Palestine issue

How does the Israeli-Palestinian issue change after the historic UN vote that admitted Palestine as a non-member observer state? The overwhelming prevalence of yes (138) would seem to indicate that ...

11:30 - 13:00
Sala del Dottorato

The Israel-Palestine issue

The first internet world war

A new global internet agenda following WCIT-2012. A consideration of the many - and complex - issues surrounding the future of telecommunications and the web. Organised by Sky and Limes

11:30 - 13:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

The first internet world war

The Arab spring two years on

The democracy and freedom dreamed of so recently by the young protestors in Tunis and in Tahrir Square is a rapidly fading memory. In Syria the massacres continue, Libia Tunisia and Egypt are once a...

11:30 - 13:00
Sala Lippi

The Arab spring two years on

Citizen journalism: between exploitation and democratization

Mutually exclusive or mutually enhancing? Or neither? The professionals and the others in the realm of news.

14:30 - 16:00
Hotel La Rosetta

Citizen journalism: between exploitation and democratization

Charitable organisations

How best can charitable organisations such as UNICEF cut through the frivolity and incessant background chatter which so dominate the media seascape to get their message across? Organised in associat...

14:30 - 16:00
Sala del Dottorato

Charitable organisations

Social networks, the end of journalism?

The ever increasing use of social networks - by institutions, politicians, political parties, ordinary citizens, lobbies, various groups - has multiplied the sources of news in competition with trad...

14:30 - 16:00
Sala dei Notari

Social networks, the end of journalism?

Citizen journalism 2.0

“User generated content” is now firmly established as a central part of the newsgathering process. News breaks, and rumours spread, at the speed of Twitter. Social media is increasingly becoming...

15:00 - 16:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Citizen journalism 2.0

Dangerous liaisons: journalists and communications pros

Journalists and communications professionals use the same tools and share the same skills; the ability to communicate on social networks, producing content, knowing how to manage the digital, having...

15:00 - 16:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Dangerous liaisons: journalists and communications pros

Webdocs - multimedia reportages

The evolution of the first Italian generation of webdocs between surveys and new cross-media languages. A foray into the world of interactive web documentaries starting from the story of InsideCarce...

15:30 - 16:30
Hotel Sangallo

Webdocs - multimedia reportages

LGBT in the media

How does the Italian media in general deal with the LGBT issue? What, if any, are the differences between LGBT media treatment in Italy and in other European countries? And to what degree does the w...

16:00 - 17:30
Sala del Dottorato

LGBT in the media

Russia's protest movement and the media

In 2011 and 2012 a wave of protest demonstrations - the largest since the end of the USSR – swept across Russia. Tens of thousands of Russian citizens took to the streets to demand free and fair e...

16:30 - 18:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Russia's protest movement and the media

How women are presented by the media

Men dominate the news headlines and bylines so much that the media has been described by a British MP as an 80/20 society with women in the minority. What’s more, women are far more likely to be p...

16:30 - 18:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

How women are presented by the media

The digital comeback of longform

The year 2012 has been called the year of the e-single, as it was the year when this new digital format made its breakthrough with media start-ups like The Atavist and Byliner paving the way. Now...

17:30 - 18:30
Sala del Dottorato

The digital comeback of longform

Football and journalism in the third millennium

New ways of reporting on the world's greatest sport, including new media and the innovative use of statistics. For example: Italy have never lost to Germany in a World Cup Finals game. Organised in...

18:00 - 19:30
Sala dei Notari

Football and journalism in the third millennium

Building trust in journalism

The combined forces of technology, new audience behaviour, economics and globalisation are redrawing the media landscape. Audiences are more fragmented than ever in terms of numbers, demographic gro...

18:00 - 19:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Building trust in journalism

Google - friend or foe to the news industry?

The past year or so, especially in continental Europe, has seen a ‘war of nerves’ between Google and news publishers over the issue of content protection. Far-reaching agreements have been signe...

18:30 - 20:00
Sala del Dottorato

Google - friend or foe to the news industry?

saturday 27

Slow journalism

What effect does the ever increasing velocity of on-and-offline news have on the quality of that news? Some speak of the Twitterization of news, but what does that really mean? How best can Jay Ro...

10:00 - 11:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Slow journalism

Iraq to Syria: ten years of media safety changes and challenges

An average of two journalists are killed every week carrying out their work. Most are local journalists investigating crime and corruption and their killers are seldom found. Ten years ago the news ...

10:30 - 12:00
Sala Lippi

Iraq to Syria: ten years of media safety changes and challenges

Obligatory training? Yes please!

The 2012 reform of Italian professional disciplines - including journalism - establishes the requirement for the regular training and updating of all registered members. The Ordine dei Giornalisti i...

11:30 - 13:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Obligatory training? Yes please!

Lessons in emigration

Young Italian journalists who have chosen to work abroad - why, where, how?

11:30 - 13:00
Sala del Dottorato

Lessons in emigration

Hacktivism and digital surveillance: revolutions fought for on the web

Dictators and oppressive regimes the planet over buy billions of dollars worth of digital surveillance technology from Western companies every year. Which results in direct violation of the human ri...

12:00 - 13:30
Sala Lippi

Hacktivism and digital surveillance: revolutions fought for on the web

Investigative journalism in Russia

Investigative journalism is an indispensable instrument of democracy. In Russia dozens of courageous journalists must deal with censure and threats on a daily basis in order to report what state med...

14:00 - 15:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Investigative journalism in Russia

Siria, civil war or media war?

What should information professionals do when activists replace journalists in the production of news? The dramatic conflict in Syria is a war fought on two fronts: military and media. The difficult...

14:00 - 15:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Siria, civil war or media war?

Women in the media: what’s wrong and what can be improved?

When it comes to women in politics (like Hilary Clinton) some parts of the Western media still give a perhaps surprising amount of attention to the way they are dressed and the number of wrinkles on...

14:00 - 15:30
Sala del Dottorato

Women in the media: what’s wrong and what can be improved?

The influence of the secret services on journalism

The heavy hand of the Italian intelligence services on news distortion, manipulation, creation? Yet another great urban legend of our times? Or has major lunchtime plotting been going on?

16:30 - 18:00
Sala del Dottorato

The influence of the secret services on journalism

Press freedom in Eastern Europe

For years, media freedom in Eastern Europe has been a cause for concern for many international organizations which have fought for the freedom of expression and information. The cases of Hungary, Ro...

17:00 - 18:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Press freedom in Eastern Europe

To pay or not to pay(wall): that’s the question!

In March 2011 The New York Times introduced a metered paywall similar to the system used for years by The Financial Times. In October 2012 the Swiss NZZ set up its own paywall. Many other newspapers...

18:00 - 19:30
Sala del Dottorato

To pay or not to pay(wall): that’s the question!

Alternative reality - news fabrication in Italy

Vices old and new of the Italian media. The evident impossibility of impartiality, little interest even in token objectivity, each and every media organisation – large or small, public or private ...

18:30 - 19:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Alternative reality - news fabrication in Italy

sunday 28

"Les travelleuses"

“I’m off!” Travel journalism, couleur rose. Analysis and anecdotes from journalists who have made the new and the unknown their métier. Organised in association with Associazione Giornalisti...

10:00 - 11:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

"Les travelleuses"

IRPI: new Italian investigative journalism centre

Investigative Reporting Project Italy (IRPI) is a new centre of investigative journalism based in Italy. It was set up along the lines of the best centres of investigative journalism worldwide. It h...

11:00 - 12:00
Sala Lippi

IRPI: new Italian investigative journalism centre

Europe towards disintegration?

For five years, a economic-financial-democratic crisis has shaken Europe. Austerity, unemployment and political mistakes in the EU's timing and answers have created centrifugal forces which threat...

11:30 - 13:00
Sala dei Notari

Europe towards disintegration?

In the streets of Tunis: if the veil covers the jasmine

Women, morality, religion. Two years after the fall of Ben Ali, Tunisia is coming to terms with its dual personality: on the one hand secular and Westernized, on the other hand deeply Arab and Isl...

14:00 - 15:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

In the streets of Tunis: if the veil covers the jasmine

A 5-star rout of the Italian media?

Remember the 2008 financial crash? One among many subsequent questions was why almost nobody in the media saw it coming. Fast forward to the March 2013 Italian general elections. Almost nobody in th...

15:30 - 17:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

A 5-star rout of the Italian media?

L'isola dei cassintegrati: from blog to mainstream media

The crisis of newspapers and the crisis of blogs. On the one hand, the difficulty of paper and digital integration and the problem of  interpretation and integration of social media. On the other h...

18:00 - 19:30
Sala Lippi

L'isola dei cassintegrati: from blog to mainstream media

Good north, bad south? Good grief!

Once upon a time the north of Italy, with Milan as its standard-bearer, was trumpeted as the moral capital of Italy: a city of relatively upstanding, industrious, enlightened citizens with City Hall...

18:00 - 19:30
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Good north, bad south? Good grief!

State-mafia negotiations

More analysis in a new book by Giovanni Fasanella on the links - with virtuous intent or otherwise - over the decades between the Italian state and organised crime.

18:00 - 19:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

State-mafia negotiations

Tsunami TV

Thirty years of commercial TV in Italy have moulded the tastes and attitudes of the nation, its political ideology, its adhesion to Berlusconiism. That's now changed. With the advent of digital we'r...

19:30 - 20:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Tsunami TV

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