panel discussions 2017

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wednesday 5

Forgotten news of migration: reporting on countries of origin and transit

This panel will focus on the aspects of migration which are "forgotten" by mainstream media and will investigate the reasons behind this trend. Where do they come from, who are they, why do they leav...

14:30 - 15:45
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Forgotten news of migration: reporting on countries of origin and transit

Health care 2.0

The current digital information ecosystem shows risks and opportunities for those who suffer from a disease. Can we recount our illnesses better online or face-to-face? Could we improve the reliabili...

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

Health care 2.0

Radio Ga Ga: how to stand out in the crowd

Great authors, journalists, speakers and sound engineers but also experts of events, digital marketing and advertising. The right mix of employees and outsourced roles make the success of a channel. ...

15:00 - 16:30
Sala del Dottorato

Radio Ga Ga: how to stand out in the crowd

Press freedom in south-east Europe

In the first two months of 2017 the Vienna-based South East Europe Media Organisation (SEEMO) published more than 35 reactions and protest letters connected to press freedom violations in the SEEMO re...

15:45 - 17:15
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Press freedom in south-east Europe

There's an entire world out there...

There is a whole world out there... media formats, new perspectives and economic sustainability to bring foreign news into the Italian mediaspace. Perhaps for lack of familiarity with foreign languag...

16:30 - 18:00
Sala del Dottorato

There's an entire world out there...

China: between traditional and digital media

Freedom of expression in China continues to be dogged by pervasive government censorship which seeks to repress outspoken voices and silence collective action. The authorities remain keen to have cont...

18:00 - 19:00
Sala del Dottorato

China: between traditional and digital media

Populisms from Brexit to Trump

How economic trauma, the migration crisis and dissatisfaction with traditional parties are shaking western democracies.

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

Populisms from Brexit to Trump

thursday 6

Investigating the Italian mafia

How do you investigate from the journalistic point of view the most powerful mafia organisation in the world? The center of investigative journalism IRPI found out that the only way is via a glocal st...

09:30 - 10:45
Sala del Dottorato

Investigating the Italian mafia

Migration: the new frontier of storytelling

Covering migration towards Europe offers a variety of possibilities for alternative narrations and new formats. Can re-thinking new strategies, even technological, for reporting migration also have a ...

09:30 - 10:45
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Migration: the new frontier of storytelling

‘Fake news’ and the misinformation ecosystem

‘Fake news’ and the misinformation ecosystem: how can newsrooms work with social networks to help solve this problem? This panel will explore the current debates about the ‘fake news’ debate,...

09:30 - 10:45
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

‘Fake news’ and the misinformation ecosystem

Collaborating with algorithms

Some journalists approach algorithmic assistance the way one might consider hopping into a self-driving car: some are delighted, some are wary. How can software assist reporting, and how might a novic...

09:30 - 10:45
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Collaborating with algorithms

Journalism, what a business!

Who are today's journalist-entrepreneurs? The session will consider the results of the survey made by ONA Italy, launched with a questionnaire last November, which aims at identifying, mapping and an...

10:30 - 11:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Perugino

Journalism, what a business!

Reporting emerging authoritarianism

Over a hundred journalists jailed in Turkey by Erdogan. Opposition newspapers closed illegally in Orban’s Hungary. Journalists in the United States regularly demonized by Trump as “fake news” pe...

10:45 - 11:45
Sala del Dottorato

Reporting emerging authoritarianism

Companies or the media: where do readers get their news from?

According to Edelman's Trust Barometer, the world of business is "the last retaining wall" to stop the emergence of a post-truth and fake-news world. This is due to the fact that, according to the stu...

10:45 - 11:45
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Companies or the media: where do readers get their news from?

Scaling your global newsroom culture in the digital age

This session will explore the opportunities and drawbacks of scaling newsroom culture in the digital age. It will address how global news organisations can leverage their widespread teams and the chal...

10:45 - 12:00
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Scaling your global newsroom culture in the digital age

A one-sided story? Corruption as reported by the Italian media

This panel has a very specific goal: to bring together researchers who have studied news coverage of a very sensitive issue such as corruption and journalists who will have to comment on the results...

11:30 - 13:00
Hotel Sangallo

A one-sided story? Corruption as reported by the Italian media

How digital can save journalism in the Middle East and Arab World

Not everything that’s digital is online, so why is it so hard for the journalism industry (especially in the Middle East) to realise that not everything that’s online is digital. What’s happeni...

11:45 - 13:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

How digital can save journalism in the Middle East and Arab World

TV commentary skills from sport to sport

Is there a right rhythm and tone for commentary on each sport? The celebratory whoop after a basketball dunk, the silence while a tennis player concentrates on a serve, the joy or desperation that ...

12:00 - 13:00
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

TV commentary skills from sport to sport

Fact-checking on TV: the importance of format

What makes fact-checking work on TV? TV authors should work on creating a real format with precise rules. The audience must be aware that something different is happening. Otherwise, they can’t dist...

12:00 - 13:00
Palazzo Sorbello

Fact-checking on TV: the importance of format

Media and information literacy

Media and information literacy: navigating today’s multi-format media and information landscape in Europe and beyond. The new digital environment is dramatically changing media’s position in soci...

14:00 - 15:00
Hotel Sangallo

Media and information literacy

Can we all just agree to stop doing TV for the Internet?

The first era of online video is over. Done are the days of newspapers building crazy expensive TV studios and broadcasters piping full programmes onto websites without clipping and adapting for web a...

14:00 - 15:15
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Can we all just agree to stop doing TV for the Internet?

Where's the (female) expert?

Anyone organizing events, conferences and panels is often faced with a visual shock: once the leaflet is printed or the session is online, they realize there are only male speakers. The media aren’t...

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

Where's the (female) expert?

Investigative journalism in Africa: the case of Insight TWI

There is a great school of investigative journalism in Africa, consisting of journalists, photojournalists, African and Western video-makers who operate in the areas of which they have deep knowledge...

15:00 - 16:00
Sala del Dottorato

Investigative journalism in Africa: the case of Insight TWI

Do not call it a crime of passion

The panel will address the challenges presented to the media covering male violence against women, and especially femicide (the killing of a woman because she is a woman). Looking at data and example...

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

Do not call it a crime of passion

Internet memes: misinformation machines or vectors of truth?

2016 was a year of memes in Western politics, from #CatsAgainstBrexit to Pepe the Frog to #NastyWomen, as meme shells, GIFs and selfies enter the political vernacular. Love them or hate them, internet...

15:15 - 16:15
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Internet memes: misinformation machines or vectors of truth?

Consumers want ethics

Institutions and politics on the watch-list for credibility and trust, consumers increasingly demanding about ethical issues; this is the scenario in which contemporary business communication operates...

16:00 - 17:15
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Consumers want ethics

The media startup journey: how to build a multi-million dollar company from scratch

Adriano Farano founded Watchup in Silicon Valley in 2012 and sold it in a multi-million dollar deal to Plex in 2016. Mark Little founded Storyful in Dublin in 2009 and sold it in a multi-million euro ...

16:00 - 17:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Perugino

The media startup journey: how to build a multi-million dollar company from scratch

How to report on lying media-bullying populists?

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16:00 - 17:00
Sala del Dottorato

How to report on lying media-bullying populists?

Migrants: the stories of those who really make a difference

The journey of those crossing the Mediterranean, risking being swallowed by the waves, is characterized by fear, despair, flight from war and persecution, terror for those left behind. And for those w...

16:30 - 18:00
Sala dei Notari

Migrants: the stories of those who really make a difference

Turkey: a black hole for journalists

As monitored attentively at the festival over the past few years, a perfect storm had been brewing over freedom of expression and independent media in Turkey. It erupted fully after the coup attempt...

17:00 - 18:00
Sala del Dottorato

Turkey: a black hole for journalists

Will there be journalists in 2030?

This debate is not about whether or not the problems of the business model for news will or will not have been solved by 2030. Fake news has generated many claims that journalism is more needed than i...

17:15 - 18:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Will there be journalists in 2030?

German election: myth and prejudice

Lintel of a wounded and divided Europe, Germany will vote in August and September of 2017, and for the first time in its history the prospect of a grand coalition between Christian Democrats and Socia...

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

German election: myth and prejudice

Free spirit: the evolution of enogastronomic journalism

From a model focused strictly on the product to a wider interpretation, with a narration depicting the product as a synthesis of a geographical, social and cultural context. To this end, the emergenc...

17:30 - 18:45
Palazzo Sorbello

Free spirit: the evolution of enogastronomic journalism

Covering the end of the Islamic State?

The Iraqi Army, with western military backing, is currently engaged in a fierce battle against the so-called Islamic State inside Iraq’s second biggest city, Mosul. And the United States is right no...

18:00 - 19:00
Sala del Dottorato

Covering the end of the Islamic State?

friday 7

Mutual benefits: a new generation of journalism cooperatives

Journalism cooperatives - where the journalists, and sometimes the readers, own the business, share the profits, and take part in decision-making - have long been a viable, if niche option for journal...

09:15 - 10:45
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Mutual benefits: a new generation of journalism cooperatives

The ethics of live video

Periscope, Facebook Live and now Instagram Stories are changing breaking news coverage. What are the ethical implications for news organization? Should you embed a feed? Should you add a delay? Should...

09:30 - 10:45
Palazzo Sorbello

The ethics of live video

Sustainability and inclusion, making a difference

Sustainability and inclusion, making a difference as well as earning a living. Digital start-ups in Europe. The session will consider different models of sustainability with some Europe-wide researc...

10:30 - 11:30
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Sustainability and inclusion, making a difference

Understanding and monitoring drone strikes

Drone strikes are among the most defining elements of contemporary warfare. Both when used in conventional war scenarios or for targeted killing programs, military armed drones are usually operated be...

10:30 - 11:45
Sala del Dottorato

Understanding and monitoring drone strikes

Sharing to create community

Sharing time and experience, building relationships and links between colleagues, neighbors, teammates in order to return to a "common" life. The session, moderated by Maria Concetta Mattei, will be a...

10:30 - 11:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

Sharing to create community

The new frontiers of intimidation

The mafia today recognize the significant role of information in the fight against organized crime. With anonymous letters, bullets in envelopes, damaged cars and also violent threats, a new fronti...

10:45 - 11:45
Palazzo Sorbello

The new frontiers of intimidation

The future of TV in Europe

With the advent of operators such as Netflix and Amazon, with the growth of on-demand TV and social media roles both as reaction carriers and true sources of inspiration for programmes and schedules, ...

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

The future of TV in Europe

Nuclear decommissioning: the Italian experience

The role of the media in explaining to citizens a complex and important task for public safety such as nuclear decommissioning, the last phase in the lifecycle of a nuclear facility. How can it be co...

11:30 - 12:30
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

Nuclear decommissioning: the Italian experience

From our correspondents

From conflicts in the Middle East to the drama of the smuggling of migrants and the war in Syria, it is especially in times of crisis scenarios that the work of foreign correspondents is so crucial. P...

11:30 - 13:00
Teatro della Sapienza

From our correspondents

When is food REALLY good? A look at food beyond taste

Who has the best food system in the world? How can we minimize the environmental impact of agriculture? Why are some countries simultaneously experiencing undernutrition and obesity, and how effective...

11:45 - 13:00
Sala del Dottorato

When is food REALLY good? A look at food beyond taste

RegeniLeaks: partnership of journalists and hackers in the public interest

Following the disappearance, torture and murder of Italian Cambridge University PhD student Giulio Regeni in Cairo in January 2016, the Italian weekly L'Espresso created the web platform RegeniLeaks...

11:45 - 13:00
Palazzo Sorbello

RegeniLeaks: partnership of journalists and hackers in the public interest

Fact-checking in the age of Trump

2016 was both the worst year and the best year for political fact-checking since it rebooted for the internet age. This panel will assess the reach, successes and failures of the instrument on both s...

14:00 - 15:00
Sala del Dottorato

Fact-checking in the age of Trump

In your face(book)

Facebook has received a lot of criticism from publishers in recent years. But like it or not, Facebook is increasingly the place people turn for news. This panel is a deliberately provocative, one-si...

14:00 - 15:00
Palazzo Sorbello

In your face(book)

Under pressure: getting the story out against the odds

Have journalists ever been under pressure from so many directions and how can they combat those pressures? This session looks at the power of propaganda machines to influence, or try to influence, the...

14:00 - 15:00
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Under pressure: getting the story out against the odds

Electionland: the biggest social newsgathering project ever

Electionland was a unique collaborative project to track and cover voting problems during the 2016 US elections across the whole country and in real-time. It was also the largest social newsgathering ...

14:00 - 15:00
Hotel Sangallo

Electionland: the biggest social newsgathering project ever

It's all the web's fault!

There is a fil rouge connecting the 2001 law on publishing and the words of the President of the Antitrust Authority, Pitruzzella, fifteen years later: the idea that the Internet is a threat. Since th...

14:45 - 16:00
Teatro della Sapienza

It's all the web's fault!

Brexit, the EU and the British press

The UK's tabloid press have long disliked the EU - with stories focused on bendy bananas, sugar mountains and an unaccountable leadership. How much impact did this coverage have on the country's re...

15:00 - 16:15
Palazzo Sorbello

Brexit, the EU and the British press

Slow down everybody! The breaking news scramble and digital detox

On why we – journalists and readers — need to just slow down a little. What is the effect on readers of speed in news output? Are there effective ways to retain distance and perspective (and h...

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

Slow down everybody! The breaking news scramble and digital detox

Yemen: the human cost of a forgotten war

The conflict in Yemen, which escalated in March 2015, is among the least reported of all the wars in the Middle East, despite the fact that it has killed more than 7,000 people and wounded 43,000, inc...

16:00 - 17:00
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Yemen: the human cost of a forgotten war

A field guide to fake news

A field guide to fake news: recipes for investigating misinformation ecosystems online. What is the state of fake news in your country? How can misinformation phenomena be investigated? This session ...

16:00 - 17:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

A field guide to fake news

Media covering media: influencing innovation

How do you find out about the latest developments and innovations in the journalism field around the world (apart from your annual pilgrimage to Perugia)? Chances are that you read, watch or listen to...

16:00 - 17:00
Sala del Dottorato

Media covering media: influencing innovation

Journalism as activism: examples from Africa

Even mainstream journalists are activists. They become so whenever they touch uncomfortable and unpopular topics. Or when they endanger their safety just to denounce regimes, situations, and dangerous...

16:00 - 17:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Journalism as activism: examples from Africa

Turkey: internet shutdowns, an emerging threat to journalism

Over the last year a record number of governments have shut down internet access and cut off social media services to control the flow of information during events of political significance, national ...

16:15 - 17:15
Hotel Sangallo

Turkey: internet shutdowns, an emerging threat to journalism

Situations vacant: an enlightened governing class

La Repubblica dei Brocchi (The Republic of Morons) is the latest book by Sergio Rizzo. And the title refers to the image the Italian ruling class offers. Ethical codes, the same Article 54 of the Con...

16:30 - 18:00
Teatro della Sapienza

Situations vacant: an enlightened governing class

Bots for journalism: where next?

   

16:30 - 17:30
Palazzo Sorbello

Bots for journalism: where next?

Doing journalism in Egypt: from the Arab spring to El-Sisi

The 2011 Tahrir Square protests in Egypt, in addition to ushering in hopes of democracy also opened a window of opportunity in the search for media independence after decades of dictatorship. But the...

17:00 - 18:00
Sala del Dottorato

Doing journalism in Egypt: from the Arab spring to El-Sisi

In defence of empathy

The miscalled “refugee crisis” has been one of the most widely reported news stories by the international press. Does quantity equal a true capacity to break the wall of habit? How can one keep...

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

In defence of empathy

Narcos

The biggest mover of cocaine in the world today is the Calabrian mafia, the 'Ndrangheta, now present in the four corners of the globe with dozens of skilled service brokers. From the Andes to West Afr...

17:15 - 18:15
Hotel Sangallo

Narcos

Women in journalism

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17:30 - 18:30
Palazzo Sorbello

Women in journalism

Non-profit journalism: the right model at the service of the community?

The inexorable crisis of the news publishing industry and the difficulty in finding business models able to replace the decline of so-called "legacy media" imposes a reflection about the sustainabilit...

18:00 - 19:00
Sala del Dottorato

Non-profit journalism: the right model at the service of the community?

In harm's way: newsrooms on the front line

In harm's way - journalism safety in a world where newsrooms and war zones are both on the front lines. Journalism safety is no longer just a critical issue for those going to cover traditional war...

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

In harm's way: newsrooms on the front line

saturday 8

American journalism in the Trump era

Ever since Donald Trump entered the political arena, the US media have not just reported on the story – they have become part of it. Not a day goes by without a POTUS tweet, a Spicer press conferen...

09:00 - 10:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

American journalism in the Trump era

Something old, something new: digital media and the coverage of climate change

During the US presidential campaign and the Brexit referendum, the media hardly mentioned climate change.  Editors often see climate change as too niche or too preachy. Many audiences find the issue ...

09:15 - 10:15
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Something old, something new: digital media and the coverage of climate change

A world of censorship

New winds of censorship are blowing in not only from the Middle East and Africa, areas traditionally plagued by a troubled relationship between media and power, but also from the Americas and Europe...

09:15 - 10:30
Sala del Dottorato

A world of censorship

Collaborative fact-checking to monitor elections

Five panelists involved in monitoring the EU referendum, the US election, and the upcoming French and German elections will talk about ambitious projects which involve monitoring social media and col...

09:30 - 10:45
Palazzo Sorbello

Collaborative fact-checking to monitor elections

Cracking the code: digital-born and start-up news organisations in Europe

How are European journalism start-ups and digital-born news media handling the basic challenges facing all new (and old) journalistic outfits: what do you focus your editorial resources on, how do you...

10:00 - 11:00
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Cracking the code: digital-born and start-up news organisations in Europe

Transparency check-up: first monitoring report on the Italian FOIA

Has Italy become more transparent with the adoption of the Freedom of Information Act? The NGO Diritto di Sapere has field-tested the effectiveness of the new law with hundreds of requests addressed ...

10:30 - 11:30
Hotel Sangallo

Transparency check-up: first monitoring report on the Italian FOIA

Optimizing for trust

What if news organizations optimized every part of the operation for trust rather than speed? How would that change our products, our processes -- what, when and how we publish? How would optimizing f...

10:30 - 11:15
Sala del Dottorato

Optimizing for trust

How to tackle trolls and manage online harassment

We are arguably in the golden age of audience-engaged journalism. But the growing problem of online harassment is troubling individual journalists and newsrooms alike. It's an issue confronted by both...

10:45 - 12:00
Palazzo Sorbello

How to tackle trolls and manage online harassment

Brand journalism: news or PR?

For purists, combining the words “brand” and “journalism” is little short of blasphemy but, in the digital era, companies are producing more and more news, telling stories and talking about t...

11:15 - 12:15
Sala del Dottorato

Brand journalism: news or PR?

Money talks: why migrants matter

In 2016, 250 million international migrants sent almost half a trillion US dollars back to their communities in developing countries, 40 per cent of which – around $200 billion – reached rural a...

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

Money talks: why migrants matter

How technology can empower investigative journalism

Technology has had a massive impact on journalists' ability to carry out investigative work like never before. This panel will delve into the experiences of journalism leaders from diverse European ne...

12:00 - 13:15
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

How technology can empower investigative journalism

The mafia in Germany

How big is the presence of Cosa Nostra and Stidda 'Ndrangheta in Germany? And how important is Germany for the business of the Italian mafias? An update from the latest investigations of Grandango...

12:00 - 13:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Perugino

The mafia in Germany

Pollsters or astrologists? The social role of opinion polls in politics

In 2016, politics provided results considered surprising by many analysts: both Brexit and Donald Trump's victory were declared highly unlikely in many opinion polls until just a few days before the...

12:15 - 13:15
Sala del Dottorato

Pollsters or astrologists? The social role of opinion polls in politics

Rethinking algorithms and metrics in the newsroom

Rethinking algorithms and metrics in the newsroom. Case studies and controversies. Algorithms and metrics are transforming journalism and how newsrooms work, because using these tools editors decide ...

14:00 - 15:00
Palazzo Sorbello

Rethinking algorithms and metrics in the newsroom

From MPS to M5S, investigative reporters getting flack

From the prosecution to journalists for divulging court documents linked to the Monte dei Paschi di Siena case to the lists drawn up by politicians against journalists: how does financial and politi...

14:00 - 15:15
Teatro della Sapienza

From MPS to M5S, investigative reporters getting flack

The rise of live journalism

Journalism organisations have run many experiments aimed at strengthening engagement, expertise, and revenue – holding debates, opening cultural venues, running cafes, and sponsoring hackathons. But...

14:00 - 15:15
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

The rise of live journalism

News beyond advertising

Advertising has been an important source of funding for journalism for more than a century. But news media organizations are increasingly losing market share to other actors, especially large technolo...

14:00 - 15:15
Sala del Dottorato

News beyond advertising

Online harassment: the new tools of patriotic populism

Understanding behavior behind digital attacks, supporting victims of online harassment (cases in Turkey, Austria and Russia). A team of the International Press Institute (IPI) experts has been monito...

14:00 - 15:00
Hotel Sangallo

Online harassment: the new tools of patriotic populism

Taking care of the world

The call for the closure of borders, for isolation, for others to "go back home," for nationalism runs sharply counter to the sense of globalism and interdependence that the "great leaders of the worl...

15:00 - 16:00
Sala dei Notari

Taking care of the world

Reporting economics just got harder

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15:00 - 16:15
Palazzo Sorbello

Reporting economics just got harder

Hacking democracy? Wikileaks, Russian hackers, US elections

In June 2016, the storm of hacked emails, released by WikiLeaks, hit the US elections. The diffusion and the suspicion that the Democratic National Committee - the governing body of the Democratic Par...

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

Hacking democracy? Wikileaks, Russian hackers, US elections

Investigating big data: collaboration and best practice

Recent high profile investigations such as the Panama Papers and the Migrant Files have been developed as collaborations between organisations and across national boundaries. Why are we seeing more of...

15:15 - 16:30
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Investigating big data: collaboration and best practice

360° videos and VR: immersive journalism is here to stay?

For a few years now virtual reality, augmented reality and 360° video represent one of frontiers of experimentation for journalism. 2016 was the year in which many publishers and editors worldwide de...

15:15 - 16:30
Sala del Dottorato

360° videos and VR: immersive journalism is here to stay?

The radicalisation of communications: a global threat

No nation and no continent can be considered safe from armed radicalism and thus from the terrorist threat. The danger does not come only from ISIS which has become increasingly weakened. A high numbe...

15:30 - 17:00
Teatro della Sapienza

The radicalisation of communications: a global threat

Improving news literacy through collaboration

Facebook and Arizona State University (ASU) last month brought 50 educators, academics, journalists, technologists, platforms and third party organizations together for a working group on news literac...

16:00 - 17:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Improving news literacy through collaboration

Making sense of content in a post-truth world

Post-truth, alternative facts and highly politicized speech have become hot topics for debate. What impact does this new reality have on journalistic credibility? This panel, featuring project leaders...

16:00 - 17:00
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Making sense of content in a post-truth world

Critical frames: reading media through theory

Journalists tend to dislike, distrust and dismiss what they perceive to be the world of theory. For many, academic debates and research often provide critique without solution, written in obscure lan...

16:00 - 17:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Perugino

Critical frames: reading media through theory

Investors in independent media: new challenges, new possibilities

Around the world, people are building independent news- and journalism-related technology and content businesses - and investors are investing in them. How do these investors see the world, how do the...

16:30 - 17:45
Sala del Dottorato

Investors in independent media: new challenges, new possibilities

LGBTs in the media

Words can be walls or bridges: they can create distance or help the understanding of problems. Journalists can be protagonists of a narrative that reduces the risk of discrimination, but how should th...

16:30 - 17:30
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

LGBTs in the media

Trolls in the newsroom: coping strategies for online harassment

Readers and viewers can make their voices heard in comment sections and on social media platforms like never before. Online interaction holds out the promise of thought-provoking discussion and more ...

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

Trolls in the newsroom: coping strategies for online harassment

On the left or on the right: what does this mean these days?

The right with the workers, the left with the multinationals. Giorgio Gaber would be in crisis today, if he were to sing "What is right, what is left." Old certainties have collapsed, one after the ot...

17:15 - 18:30
Teatro della Sapienza

On the left or on the right: what does this mean these days?

The right to disappear digitally in Europe: what are the implications for journalism?

Google and other search engines are subject to European privacy laws, and a 2014 decision gave European Union citizens the "right to disappear." EU citizens can request that search engines purge their...

17:30 - 18:30
Palazzo Sorbello

The right to disappear digitally in Europe: what are the implications for journalism?

Your right to facts: doing journalism with a FOIA

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) has become an important working tool for journalists in all countries where it was introduced, from the US to Britain. Three months after the first Italian FOIA b...

17:45 - 19:00
Sala delle Colonne, Palazzo Graziani

Your right to facts: doing journalism with a FOIA

Communicating the news to young people

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17:45 - 18:45
Sala del Dottorato

Communicating the news to young people

Protecting data and sources in the era of cyber attacks: digital tools available to journalism

The session will present various digital tools and strategies for managing the protection of data and sources both in the field of war journalism and of investigative journalism, in a historical cont...

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

Protecting data and sources in the era of cyber attacks: digital tools available to journalism

Towards a relationship of trust: journalism, philanthropy and newsroom independence

Journalism and philanthropy are in a complicated, interdependent relationship with each other. Media platforms increasingly need foundations to fund beat reporting, investigative journalism and innova...

18:00 - 19:15
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Towards a relationship of trust: journalism, philanthropy and newsroom independence

Truth and justice for Giulio Regeni

"Giulio puts all of us in a dutiful position to give new meaning to words, actions, positions, and relationships and visions; because what they did to him could be no longer expressed in the language ...

19:00 - 20:00
Sala dei Notari

Truth and justice for Giulio Regeni

sunday 9

LAND INC: industrial agriculture and the business of the soil

Following the food crisis of 2008, the photographers of the TerraProject collective began to investigate the characteristics of industrial agriculture on a global level, in search of the trigger that ...

10:00 - 11:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Priori

LAND INC: industrial agriculture and the business of the soil

Media and Islam in Italy: between misinformation and new Orientalisms

How do the young Italian Muslim women look at the narrative of the Italian press on terrorism and multicultural integration? What are the mistakes made by the mass media about the Muslim world and wha...

10:15 - 11:15
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Media and Islam in Italy: between misinformation and new Orientalisms

Europe at the crossroads

Last year saw European identity tremble after the referendum on Brexit, which expressed a previously unthinkable scenario, that of the exit of one of its most important countries, considering that En...

11:00 - 12:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Europe at the crossroads

Hibernation, GMOs and genetic engineering

Human Plus+ Hibernation, GMOs, genetic engineering: risks, ethical issues and strategies to narrate the progress that promises to save our lives. Organised in association with Associazione Giornalis...

11:00 - 13:00
Hotel Sangallo

Hibernation, GMOs and genetic engineering

Trump's America: what did we get wrong?

Trump's America: how we reported on the US elections, and what we have learned. An electoral campaign lasting a year and costing hundreds of millions of dollars ended in an unexpected way for many, ...

11:15 - 12:15
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Trump's America: what did we get wrong?

The talent and courage of a photojournalist: in memory of Andy Rocchelli

Andy Rocchelli was 30 years old when he was killed in 2014 during a mortar attack near Sloviansk, eastern Ukraine. In that same attack on unarmed journalists Willliam Roguelon was wounded  and the h...

12:00 - 13:00
Sala del Dottorato

The talent and courage of a photojournalist: in memory of Andy Rocchelli

Wives, slaves and conspirators: the women of Isis

The French services have confirmed it. "We have underestimated the role of women enrolled by Isis." Brides of jihad, girls who went for an adventure, sex slaves. Girls used as suicide bombers, as it w...

12:15 - 13:15
Centro Servizi G. Alessi

Wives, slaves and conspirators: the women of Isis

Bought and sold: tales of journalists, publishers, masters, godfathers

“Being a journalist in a country torn apart by the violence of the mafia means that you need to take into account that you too could end up being the target of that violence. And journalists – too...

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

Bought and sold: tales of journalists, publishers, masters, godfathers

Barbed wire, fences, walls: there's much more to the stories of migrants

Shortening the distance to guarantee a better focus. From the hold of the ship Aquarius off the coast of Libya to the Balkan migration routes. reporting side by side with those who drown and those w...

14:00 - 15:00
Sala del Dottorato

Barbed wire, fences, walls: there's much more to the stories of migrants

Earthquake: how to report on an emergency

The session will analyse the communication on social networks and in the press of the Italian earthquake of 24 August 2016. How has the role of the press and institutions changed to meet the demand ...

15:00 - 16:30
Sala del Dottorato

Earthquake: how to report on an emergency

Body of evidence

“Morti di Stato” (literally Deaths of State) is an expression that has taken hold in public opinion lately. It means death while in police custody. Among the most notorious cases is that of Stefa...

15:00 - 16:30
Sala dei Notari

Body of evidence

Disability and sport: the lessons of Rio 2016

Sofia rocks – Inviato speciale (Sofia rocks - The Special Correspondent) is an example of journalism that looks at society through new multimedia languages, without lapsing into moralism and stereo...

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

Disability and sport: the lessons of Rio 2016

Banks and the media: secrets and lies

Why did the banking crisis in Italy explode in such proportions without the media and the world of politics seeming to notice? Banks have three ways to control the flow of news: advertising investm...

16:30 - 17:45
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

Banks and the media: secrets and lies

A fitting end, the right word

A biological will and testament, assisted suicide, euthanasia: the body has become the instrument of a political battle that is played out all over the media. And what before was done in private is n...

17:45 - 19:00
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello

A fitting end, the right word

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