Elisabetta Tola

president Formicablu

Elisabetta Tola

Journalist and science communicator. Grantee under the Innovation and Development Reporting grant scheme by the EJC supported by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the crossmedial project Feeding the planet, cultivating diversity, on agrobiodiversity in Italy, France, Scotland, Senegal, Etiopia and Iran.

Lecturer in science communication and multimedia in different Master, in 2011 she introduced the first full course on data journalism at the Master in science communication at Sissa, Trieste. She is co-founder of the science communication agency Formicablu where she coordinates projects fostering communication between science and society at large. She is one of the presenters of the daily science programme Radio3Scienza on RAI Radio 3 since 2005 and she is part of the team producing the weekly tech&digital innovation programme Pensatech, (Radio Città del Capo, Bologna). She writes as freelance for Wired Italy and other science mags and websites, and the italian publisher Zanichelli. She was involved with Guido Romeo in the iData research projects supported by the Ahref foundation. In 2013 she launched datajournalism.it, a web site and lab dedicated to data-driven stories and tutorials. She has been one of the authors of the #safeschools data investigation published by Wired Italy in 2012 on seismic risk assessment in Italian schools.

Elisabetta Tola will speak at the following events:

11:00 - 13:00  saturday 3
Hotel Brufani - Sala Perugino
Kapuściński reloaded: when innovation embraces reportage
09:00 - 10:30  sunday 4
Hotel Brufani - Sala Raffaello
Data journalism in Italy and the Mediterranean area: from niche to mainstream

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