August 27, 2013

New Site Launches for GIJC13!

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The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is getting close! Today, exactly 45 days before the big event, we’re launching a new website for GIJC13Website2

You’ll find the provisional program for the conference, packed with nearly 150 panels, workshops, and seminars. There’s also a list of expected speakers, including Pulitzer Prize winners, top data journalism specialists, security experts, and reporters from the front lines in some of the toughest, most corrupt spots in the world. With our conference app Sched, you can log-on and create a personal agenda both on your desktop and mobile platforms.

Here are more highlights of the new site:

  • Use our Community Directory to connect with the dozens of remarkable groups, projects, and people at GIJC13. If you want your group or project listed, send us an email to Be sure to include the group’s name, contact person and email address, website, and logo or other image.
  • First time in Rio? Check the “Getting Around” section, compiled by GIJN and our partners at Abraji in Rio, with plenty of tips on clubs, restaurants, tourist spots, transportation, security, and more.
  • If you’re in a hurry, use our FAQs, with quick tips on who we are, what’s happening, and how to get there.
  • Need a roommate? Rio hotels can be expensive, but we’re doing our best to help everyone. Check out our roommate sign-up sheet on Google Docs, and the conference list of hotels.
  • Collaboration workshops will bring together great journalists from around the world to work on projects together. There will be sign-up sheets, data sets, and documents.
  • There are links to register (in three languages) and information on visas. Don’t forget: citizens of many countries need visas to enter Brazil, and the process can take up to three weeks.

Again, bear in mind this is a provisional schedule, and we’ll be updating the site. But we’re glad to share with you some of the work that’s gone into GIJC13 by its three partners, the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the Brazilian Association for Investigative Journalism (ABRAJI), and the Institute for Press and Society (IPYS).

We’re looking forward to seeing you in Rio!

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Before and After: Here’s a look at the GIJN staff at work on the new site. What a difference good design and IT people can make! Thanks to Adam Schweigert, Adiel Kaplan, and Gabriela Manuli for making that happen.

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