International Journalism Festival: journalists will be meeting in Perugia

From the 25th to the 29th of April journalism experts will enter the fray for workshops, debates and conferences about the hot topics of the current news industry.

From the 25th to the 29th of April, Perugia will be hosting the sixth edition of the International Journalism Festival 2012.

For five intense days, 200 events and over 450 speakers and experts of the news industry will be debating on journalism, current affairs and problems of the news industry.

The event created by Arianna Ciccone and Christofer Potter in 2006, includes key note speeches, debates, round tables, interviews, presentations of new books, workshops, projections of documentaries, contests, awards and exhibitions.

The speakers

As mentioned above, over 450 experts will be taking the stage. To better understand the size and relevance of the event, here is a glimpse of who will take part to the even:

Carlo Antonelli – Director at Wired, Luca De Biase – President of the Ahref foundation, Francesca Caferri – la Repubblica, Wadah Khanfar - former CEO at Al Jazeera, Aaronovitch David – The Times, Andreoli Stefano –, Barbacetto Gianni – il Fatto Quotidiano, Bechis Franco - Vice-Director at Libero, Casciari Mauro - Le Iene Italia 1, Curzon Price Tony – Director at, Dawes Martin – UNICEF, Eltringham Matthew - BBC College of Journalism, Grasso Pietro - National Solicitor against mafia, Lindenberg Friedrich - Open Knowledge Foundation, Messia Hada - CNN, Neri Valerio- Director at Save the Children Italia, Travaglio Marco – Vice-Director at il Fatto Quotidiano, and many many more!



Read the full list of participants here

The workshops

Narrating through video-camera: video reportage in the 2.0 age

Using social media as sources

Emergency report and participative journalism

Establishing the public and creating a community with social media

Intellectual property: contents and citations in the digital journalism

Free tools of digital journalism

Datacamp 2012. Open Data, journalists and readers

Cloud computing

Journalism and enterprise: reinventing the business of the news


And not only..

But that’s not all folks. Next week many theatre nights and exhibitions will take place around Perugia, along with the awards of the contests.

- Digital Heretics contest, that delves into journalistic inquest projects that are published online and use the Internet in an innovative way.

- Tell me about Umbria award, organized by the Chamber of Commerce of Perugia and the Chamber of Commerce of Terni to enhance and promote the artistic, environmental and productive heritage of Umbria through media.

- You, the Mobile Journalist, a contest dedicated to “multi-device” journalists.

The National Award of Communication, New Media and Helth News.

A Story to Tell Again, a contest dedicated to journalists who lost their lives in their profession, this year particularly dedicated to Mauro Rostello.

- The contest for the students enrolled in italian schools of journalism, dedicated to young journalists and the ability they have at creating awareness on topics of European interest.




Get involved, the entry is free. Register here and create your own personalized plan by choosingg the events you want to attend.