We are hiring: Communications manager

Arena for Journalism in Europe is looking for a senior communications manager, who can develop our communications strategy and is not afraid to produce content him/herself. We are looking for a person with broad communication experience from a similar position (NGO or social/political organisation). Who are you? You have both journalism and communication skills, and you … Read more

Registration open for IJ4EU cross-border journalism master class

Arena for Journalism in Europe is running free master classes to help journalists craft a perfect pitch for cross-border journalism grants from Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU). Today two new calls for proposals were launched, with Investigation Support Scheme providing grants of up to €50,000 for journalistic teams of any type, and the Freelancer Support … Read more

Looking back to the Vienna Climate Arena conference

In mid-November 2023, 150 climate journalists and scientists gathered in Vienna from across Europe – from Portugal, to Norway to Turkey to Armenia – to share and collaborate in investigating the climate crisis together, at our Climate Arena Conference, organised by Arena’s Climate Network. This was the second Climate Arena Conference we put on, after … Read more

Arena partners with IJ4EU to support cross-border journalism teams

Arena for Journalism is very happy to announce we are now an official partner in the Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) program, and we look forward to providing training, support and match-making for cross-border journalism teams. Now in its fifth edition, IJ4EU is a major project to support cross-border journalism in Europe with funding, and opportunities … Read more

Scaling up our Climate Arena Conference

Earlier this year we hosted our first Climate Arena Conference, where we brought together 55 journalists and climate scientists for two days of workshops and collaboration focused entirely on climate reporting. Topics ranged from investigating the carbon offsetting industry’s dubious claims, to journalism-science collaborations, to using data to tell climate stories, and much more. Following … Read more

“Collaboration is the new normal”: Arena at GIJC23

Last week the Arena for Journalism in Europe team travelled to Gothenburg to discuss the future of collaborative journalism at the 2023 Global Investigative Journalism Conference. So it was a delight when Marina Walker Guevara from the Pulitzer Center opened the conference with the words “Collaboration is the new normal.” We saw this throughout the conference, … Read more

Meet Arena’s management trio

Brigitte Alfter, Trine Smistrup and Mikala Rasmussen are the Arena management trio

As of September 2023, Arena will be managed by a trio of competent colleagues – old and new. Brigitte Alfter, founder of Arena, will resume her position as overall director of the organisation. Her main responsibilities will be the organisational overview, fundraising as well as editorial tasks. Trine Smistrup, co-founder of Arena and director of … Read more