FAQ

What is the International Journalism Festival (IJF)?
The biggest annual media event in Europe. The 2022 festival had 252 sessions and 682 speakers in the 5-day programme.

When and where does IJF take place?
Every April in Perugia, Italy. All IJF venues are situated in the stunning setting of the historic town centre of Perugia. The next festival (the seventeenth edition) will take place from Wednesday 19 to Sunday 23 April 2023. Please note that the English-language part of the festival programme will be concentrated on Thursday 20, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 April. On Wednesday 19 and Sunday 23 April there will be only Italian-language events.

I want to attend IJF; what must I do?
Nothing. Just come to Perugia and enjoy the festival. All IJF sessions are free entry for all attendees, without tickets and without registration.

I want to see a specific IJF session; what must I do to be sure of getting in?
Entry to all sessions is on a first-come-first-served basis. To guarantee entry you should arrive before the start of the session.

Where can I stay during IJF?
There are many hotels and other forms of accommodation in and around Perugia. We recommend that you book your room early.

I want to be an IJF speaker; what must I do?
Fill in and send this form. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 31 December 2022. If your proposal is accepted, you will receive a reply by the close of Sunday 8 January 2023.

I want to propose a session (panel discussion, presentation, workshop, interview, other) for IJF; what must I do?
Fill in and send this form. The deadline for receipt of proposals is 31 December 2022. If your proposal is accepted, you will receive a reply by the close of Sunday 8 January 2023.

I want a press pass for IJF; what must I do?
Fill in and send this form. The deadline for receipt of requests for a press pass is Friday 14 April 2023.

My company/institution/organisation is interested in IJF sponsorship or partnership opportunities; who should I contact?
Write to Chris.

What is the link to the IJF speaker list?
The initial 2023 speaker list will be online in January 2023. The definitive 2023 speaker list will be online in March 2023. For reference, here are the speaker lists year by year of previous editions of the festival.

What is the link to the IJF programme?
The partial and provisional 2023 programme will be online in February 2023. The definitive 2023 programme will be online in March 2023. For reference, here are the e-brochures and programmes year by year of previous editions of the festival.

How can I stay updated about IJF?
By subscribing to our newsletter or by following our Telegram channel. And join the conversation on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. There is also the IJF weekly roundup of journalism news and innovation published on Medium throughout the year. The hashtag for the 2023 festival is #ijf23.

Are IJF sessions live-streamed?
All festival sessions are live-streamed. The live-streams will be available for viewing on the festival website.

I want to watch the video of a specific IJF session; where can I find it?
There are 3 ways to locate the video of any festival session from 2013 to 2022.
1. Via the online speaker list:
Videos of all sessions in which any given speaker has taken part from 2013 to 2022 are embedded at the bottom of his/her speaker profile. See the speaker lists year by year of previous editions of the festival. Click on any speaker (in the speaker list of any year) to see the videos of all his/her appearances in all the festivals in which he/she has taken part. The videos can be downloaded and used without restriction. Note that there are no videos of the 2020 and 2021 festivals due to their cancellation. For the 2023 festival, videos will be embedded immediately after the end of each session.
2. Via the online video platform:
Videos of most sessions from 2013 to 2022 have been organised category by category and year by year in the online video platform. Additional videos such as off-session interviews of festival speakers are also available. The videos can be downloaded and used without restriction. Note that there are no videos of the 2020 and 2021 festivals due to their cancellation. For the 2023 festival, videos will be embedded immediately after the end of each session.
3. Via the online programme:
Each session from 2013 to 2022 has its video embedded at the top of its session page. See the programmes year by year of previous editions of the festival. Click on any session (in the programme of any year) to see its video. The videos can be downloaded and used without restriction. Note that there are no videos of the 2020 and 2021 festivals due to their cancellation. For the 2023 festival, videos will be embedded immediately after end of each session.

In what language are IJF sessions held? Is simultaneous translation provided?
All sessions are held in English or Italian, depending on session speaker composition. For selected sessions, English-Italian simultaneous translation via headphones is provided free to attendees. The language of each session (and whether or not simultaneous translation is provided for that session) is indicated in the online programme and in the festival e-brochure. Please note that simultaneous translation is available neither via IJF live-streaming nor on the IJF videos.

What about Wi-Fi for IJF attendees?
A dedicated Wi-Fi connection for IJF attendees is provided. The service is free. All venues at the 2023 festival will provide this service.

Who organises IJF?
IJF is totally independent and has no affiliation with any media organisation. It was founded in 2006 by Arianna Ciccone and Christopher Potter who remain the two IJF directors and who are in charge of all aspects of IJF. There is no IJF advisory board or executive committee.

Who pays for IJF?
All IJF sessions are free entry for all attendees. In consequence, ticket revenue is zero. IJF revenue comes from sponsorships, philanthropic donations and institutional partnerships. 2022 IJF supporters included Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Google News Initiative, Meta and Open Society Foundations.

I want information about the festival; who should I contact?
Write to info@journalismfestival.com (in English) or info@festivaldelgiornalismo.com (in Italian).