Norway’s SKUP Gathers Record 675

GIJN's dynamic partner in Norway, SKUP -- the Norwegian Investigative Journalists Association -- played host to a record 675 people at its annual conference last weekend. While most were Norwegians, trainers and speakers hailed from a dozen other countries, including Russia, Ukraine, the Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Turkey and the United States. The opening session featured Hatice Cengiz, fiancé  of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The big SKUP award, given to Norway's top investigative story, went to business daily Dagens Næringsliv, for its exposé of how listening numbers at Tidal Music, owned by Jay-Z, Beyonce and other stars, were artificially inflated.

Source: SKUP

Posted on: April 1, 2019

EIJC/Dataharvest Becomes Independent

One of the leading investigative journalism events -- the European Investigative Journalism Conference (aka Dataharvest) -- is going independent, breaking off from its long-time parent organization, GIJN-member Journalismfund.eu. The decision of the Journalismfund board will allow the fund "to focus more on its core activities, in particular acting as an intermediary body to fund independent, high value, cross-border journalism," according to a September 18 press release. At the same time, the move will free up the EIJC to expand its growing conference, which this year drew a record 470 participants from 52 countries. Said Journalismfund Managing Director Ides Debruyne: “The seed has been planted. Now it’s time to harvest.“

Source: Journalismfund.eu

Posted on: September 18, 2018

IRE Conference Attracts Record 1800 to Philly

The annual conference of the US-based Investigative Reporters and Editors just ended in Philadelphia, drawing a record 1800 investigative reporters, data journalists, FOI fighters, profs and students from 33 countries -- the largest ever gathering on investigative journalism. The #IRE15 site now includes links to over 80 tip sheets and presentations.

Source: Investigative Reporters and Editors

Posted on: June 7, 2015