“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

Introducing the Collaborative Desk: dedicated support for your cross-border team

Cross-border journalism is a powerful way for research to have a big impact, but conducting it successfully presents a presents a unique set of challenges, from coordinating teams to maintaining secure technical infrastructure. Arena for Journalism in Europe is today launching a solution to these eternal needs for cross-border projects: The Collaborative Desk. This initiative … 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

Fellowships for climate investigations!

Do you have a cross-border and investigative climate story idea and are eager to work in a team setting? Then you can apply for Arena’s fellowship and get both financial support and mentoring for your story. Deadline is August 31!

Your project idea could be investigative, or data-related, or both. The fellowships are for journalist in any stages of their career, and we encourage both early- and mid-career reporters to apply. We also particularly encourage applications from journalists whose backgrounds are underrepresented in the European media.

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Managing director moves on

In the past year, Arena has taken a major leap in its organisational development, and now the managing director, Sanne Schim van der Loeff, has decided to move on to a new position. Sanne joined Arena in April 2022 and will leave Arena by mid-September 2023. ”We are very sad to see Sanne go. She took … Read more

Reference mailing list moves to Netzwerk Recherche

The mailing list for the European Network of Independent Journalism Organisations was set up after expression of interest during the Dataharvest Digital 2020 conference to launch a European network of independent journalism organisations. The list was jointly set up by Arena for Journalism in Europe and Netzwerk Recherche.

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Arena’s Climate Network moves up a gear

Three new faces join the Arena Climate Network, lots of new activities in the pipeline!

We are revitalising our Climate Network to offer investigative and data journalists across Europe a hub for collaboration, discussion and learning from each other. Among our many new activities will be a conference series, combined with training, a mentorship program, and guidance for the setting up of local networks.

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