To help data journalists around the world in their ongoing efforts to cover the Russia-Ukraine War, we have organized a half-day online conference tackling how journalists and OSINT experts can use data to report on and explain the conflict.
The aim is to provide insight, resources, case studies, and examples to help journalists find, verify and tell accurate stories from the conflict in Ukraine.
This will be done by highlighting the best tips, sources, story ideas, and challenges from journalists worldwide.
When is it happening?
- Tuesday 21st June, at 3pm CEST - 6pm CEST
Where is it happening?:
- Online event happening on the European Journalism Centre YouTube Channel, NO Registration required
3pm CEST - Session 1: Eye on Ukraine: Covering the war with data
45min panel discussion + 10 min Q&A with the audience
The session will help us understand the challenges of reporting on the Ukrainian war with data, the different angles you can use to report on the war in relation to what has already been done, and what are the gaps that need to be filled. Speakers will discuss useful data sources and pitfalls to watch out for.
Peter Bodnar from Texty.ua
Dada Lyndell data journalist from Russia, working for The Insider
Claudia Manili, ACAPS Senior Data Analyst
Karina Shedrofsky, head of research for the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)
4 pm CEST - Session 2: Navigating the verification dilemma in Ukraine
45 min panel discussion + 10 minutes Q&A with the audience
Journalists around the world face the challenge of verifying information during the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Speakers will share tips and advice on verifying information from the frontline. We will also discuss useful tools and tactics to help journalists navigate the information war from OSINT experts and editors working to uncover the truth.
François D’Astier, journalist at AFP digital verification team
Eoghan Macguire, editor at Bellingcat
Haley Willis, visual investigations reporter for The New York Times
5 pm CEST - Session 3: Innovation in the war zone: Showcasing compelling data coverage of the conflict
45 min panel discussion + 10 minute Q&A with the audience
In this panel, we will discuss how to innovate in reporting on wars and conflicts by sharing great examples from around the world from major broadcasters like Al Jazeera's AJ Labs, the Financial Times and CNN.
Sam Joiner, visual stories editor for The Financial Times
Gianluca Mezzofiore, investigative journalist at CNN
5:45 pm - Lightning talk pitches:
In this section, we will review five pitches of great data projects/initiatives about the Russia-Ukraine war.
Anastasiia Shevchenko, The Fix Media "War mode messenger: How Ukrainian media are relying on Telegram in the time of war"
Sara Cooper, Technical Project Manager, My Country Talks c/o ZEIT Online "Reducing political polarisation: Humanising data from Ukraine"
The moderators will ensure we save time for audience questions! Have them ready and we will see you soon! Don't forget to add the event to your calendar
Covering the Russia-Ukraine war with data - A virtual conference by The Sigmas and DataJournalism.com examining how data journalism and OSINT experts are exposing the truth about the conflict2 min Click to comment