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15 June 2021

June 15 and September 23, join News Impact Summits, organised by European Journalism Centre and Google News Initiative, to learn about strategies, best practices, case studies, and apps, and more importantly to connect with the community of pioneers pushing journalism forward.

News Impact offers free media innovation events and trainings, bringing together international media experts and local news communities to focus on new technology, tools, and methods that can improve the way journalists cover their stories and work in the newsroom.

Technology is transforming media consumption, delivery, partnerships, ethics and experimentation. From mobile devices becoming a primary news source to the increased use of data in reporting, drastic changes in advertising revenue, and the rise of online video and live streams — each advance has presented as many opportunities as challenges.

News Impact Summits

The summits connect editors, newsroom managers, journalists, designers, developers, and J-school students with new ideas, tools, and methods. Each summit provides a full immersion into a specific topic through presentations, ignite talks, fireside chats, hands-on workshops, and other collaborative sessions.

News Impact Summits are free-of-charge and mostly organised in different European cities. In 2020, due to the pandemic, the summits are taking place online, live, on. These events provide an opportunity to meet, network, learn, and get inspired by other media professionals, startups, academics, as well as experts from other industries.

Since 2014, the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Initiative have organised 29 summits in 23 cities across 15 countries in Europe and the Middle East. The series has featured more than 330 speakers from leading media organisations including The Washington Post, the BBC, Spiegel Online, Le Monde, The New York Times, POLITICO, RaiNews24, ProPublica, Vox, ESPN, The Economist, Al-Jazeera, Condé Nast International and many others.

News Impact Academy

The News Impact Academy kicked off in 2017 to connect, support and train digital innovators from European newsrooms. This series of workshops offers participants the opportunity to unleash their creativity and learn new ways to face some of the most pressing challenges in the journalism industry. The goal is to provide journalists and editors-in-chief with the necessary leadership skills by connecting them with each other and giving them tools to scale their ideas. The News Impact Academy is currently taking a break.

Explore more and register here.