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Investigative Journalism Network Workshop

After two years of online-only meetings and workshops, we are delighted to invite you to the EBU Investigative Journalism Network in-person workshop. It will take place at the Archaeological Museum in Bari, Italy, on 4 October 2022, on the sidelines of the Prix Italia 2022 and thanks to the kind invitation by Rai.

During this one-day event, we will have our usual “speed pitching” session with your story ideas, but also two special sessions, focusing on the war in Ukraine and OSINT investigations.

PRELIMINARY AGENDA (Subject to change)

  • 09:30 - 10:00 Arrival. Meet & greet, coffee.
  • 10:00 - 10:15 Opening and agenda. Pilar Requena, EIPN Steering Committee Chair and Head of Investigations Unit at RTVE Spain, Liz Corbin, EBU Deputy Media Director and Head of Eurovision News.
  • 10:15 - 11:30 Speed-pitching: Members will have 10 minutes each to present a story idea for collaboration. Story summary to be submitted in advance (confidentially) to the organizing team.
  • 11:45 - 12:30 War in Ukraine: The underreported stories. Alla Sadovnyk, investigative reporter from PBC, Ukraine.
  • 12:45 - 13:30 Lunch break.
  • 13:30 - 15:00 OSINT and social newsgathering sources in investigative journalism: Challenges and opportunities, best practices. Confirmed speakers are Julia Bayer, investigative reporter Deutsche Welle, Derek Bowler, Head of Social Newsgathering at EBU, and moderated by Pilar Requena, Head of Investigations Unit at RTVE Spain, other speakers TBA.
  • 15:10 - 15:30 Story ideas recap and vote.
  • 15:30 - 16:15 Work in groups on story ideas.
  • 16:15 - 16:30 Closing and next steps.
  • 19:00 Networking dinner. (location TBA)

As in previous occasions, and to better prepare the session and connect relevant reporters from different news organizations, we need you to send us a brief summary of your ideas in advance

  • Headline
  • Short description of investigation (including existing sources, challenges, method)
  • Countries involved
  • Tentative publishing deadline

The EBU Investigative Journalism Network is a community of dozens of investigative reporters and editors based in more than 20 countries. All of them — all of you — share  expertise in this field that has proven to be an incredibly useful tool and joint journalistic projects have in the past stemmed from similar networking workshops.

As on previous editions of this pitching workshop, the aim is to get active investigative reporters from the EBU community together to discuss story ideas, get acquainted with their peers around the continent and hopefully go back home with a few projects they can collaborate on and which will result in powerful investigative publications with cross-border impact. The session is conducted under strict confidentiality rules.