workshops 2013

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wednesday 24

Europe. Next question please

How can the European Union become newsworthy? Among the solutions, the Window on Europe, an innovative and experimental project to communicate the EU. The project, set up in 2008, is based at the U...

10:00 - 11:30
Hotel Sangallo

Europe. Next question please

Web 2.0 and tradition: together for the environment

The objective of the workshop is to understand what is the real potential of Web 2.0 communication on the environment, comparing it with traditional cartoons and sharing different experiences. Six ...

11:00 - 13:00
Sala dei Notari

Web 2.0 and tradition: together for the environment

Young. And free

Where do the under-30s get their news from these days? More specifically, are they willing to pay for it? How the printed free press (plus the web and smartphones) is changing (young) reader habits....

11:30 - 13:00
Hotel Sangallo

Young. And free

Behind the scenes at an iPad newspaper: Repubblica Sera

A time-honoured format – namely the daily evening print newspaper – transformed into a digital version. From the morning editorial meeting to its appearance on the digital news-stands (iPad, web...

15:00 - 16:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

Behind the scenes at an iPad newspaper: Repubblica Sera

Liquid news, mobile news, user experience: responsive content design

Reflections on responsive content design, in other words the production of news content which is adaptable to different reader platforms and to different contexts of use.

17:00 - 18:00
Sala Lippi

Liquid news, mobile news, user experience: responsive content design

thursday 25

Greencamp

Greencamp: an open barcamp for journalists and environmental experts/activists/enthusiasts. Under discussion: the strong and weak points of the way the Italian media treat environmental news and the...

09:30 - 13:00
Hotel La Rosetta

Greencamp

An authentic lie: photography, falsehood, truthfulness

A passeggiata back and forth though the history of photography to debunk the notion that photography began to lie only when it became digital. Photography has always lied, to a greater or lesser ext...

10:30 - 12:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

An authentic lie: photography, falsehood, truthfulness

Repubblica.it: from theory to practice

What happens on the other side of the computer screen? Passion, victory, defeat and 24/7 adrenalin. A workshop with Giuseppe Smorto who for nine full years has run the online newsroom of the Itali...

11:00 - 12:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Repubblica.it: from theory to practice

Social TV: a how-to guide

How to set up a social TV - in other words, how to create a financially sound project which captures a specific audience. Organised in association with Altratv.tv

11:30 - 13:00
Hotel Sangallo

Social TV: a how-to guide

Interviewing: reporting the unspeakable

The ability to tell trauma stories are integral to the news and any well-functioning society. But sometimes traumatic events, such as sexual violence, street crime, armed conflict or natural disast...

15:30 - 17:00
Hotel Sangallo

Interviewing: reporting the unspeakable

LegalLeaks: how to use your right to access to information

In Italy a Freedom of Information Act does not exist yet. But what it provides for could be very useful both for journalists and interested citizens. The association Diritto di Sapere presents the ...

15:30 - 16:30
Hotel La Rosetta

LegalLeaks: how to use your right to access to information

Independent journalism and how to tell different stories across media

Self-financing, crowd-funding, non-profit funding and story campaigns. The struggle of independent journalists and filmmakers in today's post-industrial environment to find sustainable ways to tell ...

16:30 - 17:30
Hotel La Rosetta

Independent journalism and how to tell different stories across media

Girl Geek Life

The geek is generally synonomous with relatively young, slightly obsessive, potentially brilliant, mildly awkward males. Time for a rethink? Girl Geek Life is an Italian niche magazine aimed at broa...

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

Girl Geek Life

friday 26

Violence against women, words against deeds

Every three days on average a woman is murdered in Italy by her husband, partner, lover or ex. A social emergency which for years the media has covered (if at all) from the ‘crime of passion’ an...

09:30 - 11:00
Hotel Sangallo

Violence against women, words against deeds

Is multi-newsroom cooperation the future of live blogging?

Live coverage of breaking news is now common for media organisations, with many of them running several live blogs simultaneously which is changing classical storytelling. New live blogging tools ar...

11:00 - 12:30
Hotel Sangallo

Is multi-newsroom cooperation the future of live blogging?

Digital fact-checking

Digital fact-checking Journalists need to update their fact-checking skills to the digital age. In this workshop you will learn to dig deeper with web search, identify internet hoaxes and verify so...

12:30 - 13:30
Hotel Sangallo

Digital fact-checking

Making decisions in difficult or dangerous situations

International news reporting is becoming more dangerous than ever before. According to the International Federation of Journalists, more than 120 journalists were deliberately targeted and killed in...

16:30 - 18:00
Hotel Sangallo

Making decisions in difficult or dangerous situations

The future: the data-driven economy

We live more and more in a world of activities generated by a "data-driven economy": the production, distribution and use of digital information of all kinds has become a major force in economic gro...

17:30 - 19:00
Sala Lippi

The future: the data-driven economy

Reporting on earthquakes with a data-driven approach

Italy is a highly seismic country. It's not the only one, of course: on the same level, and maybe even worse off, there are California, Japan, Turkey, the Pacific coast of South America and many o...

18:00 - 19:30
Hotel Sangallo

Reporting on earthquakes with a data-driven approach

saturday 27

Live blogging: how to create real-time multimedia storytelling

The explosion of social media has had the effect of reducing the attention span of readers, who in turn are ever hungrier for real time news. Given the lack of resources, traditional newsrooms have ...

09:30 - 10:30
Hotel Sangallo

Live blogging: how to create real-time multimedia storytelling

Translating Italy

The ‘indiscrimate plundering’ by Italian media organisations of articles from non-Italian media organisations for re-hash publication. And in stark contrast the seemingly well-rooted and almost ...

11:30 - 13:00
Hotel Sangallo

Translating Italy

Work: is there still room for the young?

Unemployment among young people, especially in the southern countries of the European Union, has been rising for several years. Youth unemployment rates are now 50% in Greece, and over 35% in Italy,...

15:00 - 16:30
Sala Lippi

Work: is there still room for the young?

Community and editorial crowdsourcing

There’s no denying the significance of community projects in determining the quality of reader contributions, from comments onwards. The community and news organisation interface is vital. But doe...

15:30 - 17:00
Hotel Sangallo

Community and editorial crowdsourcing

Conspiracy theories: how they sprout and how to whack them

Conspiracy theories are nothing new, but there seem to be a lot more doing the rounds now than in the past. Products of a febrile collective hyperlinked imagination? Or the result of sober reflectio...

17:00 - 18:30
Hotel Sangallo

Conspiracy theories: how they sprout and how to whack them

Citizen rights: the end of democracy?

2013 is the European Year of Citizens. However, the concept of a European citizen is not crystal clear. In addition to the crisis that alienates citizens from the European project, the role of the c...

17:30 - 19:00
Sala Lippi

Citizen rights: the end of democracy?

sunday 28

Crisis of traditional local news: new ideas to the rescue?

Local responses to a worldwide phenomenon. How young journalists in Umbria are creating new professional identities, new media start-ups, new overlaps between press services and communications entre...

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

Crisis of traditional local news: new ideas to the rescue?

Blogs and legal issues

Who is legally responsible for the information on the web? What is the responsibility of the search engine, the owner of the blog, the director of the online newspaper, the journalist, the Internet ...

14:30 - 16:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

Blogs and legal issues

Crime reporting: tricks of the trade

The how-to of crime reporting: get your facts straight, preempt only what's really worth preempting, beware of stereotypes, remember that (almost) everybody is innocent until proven guilty.

17:00 - 18:00
Sala Lippi

Crime reporting: tricks of the trade

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