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Data Journalism UK 2019

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Meet and hear from data journalists from across the UK as we gather in Salford to talk about cutting edge reporting, techniques for finding stories in structured information, and how great data journalism works. So far we have the following sessions confirmed, with more to follow.

Bursaries available to support travel and other costs for attendees on low incomes and from under-represented groups. Please contact paul.bradshaw@bcu.ac.uk for more information.

Keynote: Pete Sherlock: The first 18 months of the BBC's Shared Data Unit

Pete Sherlock

The BBC Shared Data Unit was established in September 2017 as part of the corporation's Local News Partnerships project. The unit produces data-driven stories which are shared with over 800 partner news orgnaisations, while training secondees from regional publishers in data-driven techniques. Pete will be reflecting on what they have learned from the first 18 months of operating.

Panel 1: The year in data journalism

The Guardian, The Telegraph and The Times are all approaching data journalism in different ways. This panel sees some of the country's leading data journalists come together to discuss the past 12 months.

Leila Haddou (The Times)

Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou is the Data Journalism Editor for The Times and Sunday Times, and previously worked for the Financial Times and Guardian. She is also one of the organisers of the Journocoders meetups.

Caelainn Barr (The Guardian)

Caelainn Barr

The Guardian's Data Projects Editor, Caelainn has previously worked at the Wall Street Journal on the page one enterprise team, Bloomberg, the Irish Times and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism.

Ashley Kirk (The Telegraph)

Ashley Kirk

The Telegraph's data journalism is part of the news organisation's strategy to drive subscriptions. Senior data journalist Ashley Kirk has been at the organisation for four years.

More speakers TBC

We will announced further speakers in the coming weeks.

Panel 2: What happens next? New developments in data journalism

From community management to AI, this panel looks at the things shaping data journalism's future.

Marie Segger (The Economist)

Marie Segger

Marie Segger is a data journalist at The Economist. She writes data-driven articles, manages the data team's social media presence, and speaks about data journalism and social media. She joined The Economist in 2017 as a social media and data fellow, and is a former Google News Lab fellow at Spiegel Online.

Marie's talk will focus on what you can do to break into data journalism—from networking and effective use of social media to navigating the pitfalls and finding your niche.

David Ottewell, Reach data unit

David Ottewell

Reach (formerly Trinity Mirror) has had a devoted regional data journalism team longer than any other publisher. Head of data journalism David Ottewell will speak about the challenges facing data journalism as it moves from being a specialist skill to being part of the editorial furniture.

More speakers TBC

We will announce further speakers in the coming weeks.

1530: The hands-on bit: practical sessions voted for by attendees

Workshops will be organised based on expressions of interest from those present. Previous sessions have covered R for journalists, FOI and company accounts.

Nominate other topics using the hashtag #DJUK19

Supported by Birmingham City University and University of Stirling

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What if I arrive late?

Due to security arrangements you may have to wait until a suitable break to be admitted to the conference.

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