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. Continue reading “Arena’s Climate Network moves up a gear”
Get wiser and find new stories in our network series on investigating food and water issues in Europe! Free participation.
In the Arena Food & Water Network we come together to discuss how to investigate issues around food and water in Europe. Together with experts from journalism, academia, civil society and economy we look at data sources, reasearch and journalistic projects that can inspire further investigations and cross-border collaborations. Continue reading “Join the Food & Water network meetings”
60 per cent of Europe’s surface water (lakes, rivers etc.) are not in a good chemical or ecological status, and more than a quarter of the ground water is in the same state, with agriculture remaining one of the main pressures on our water bodies. These numbers are probably underestimated, due to insufficient data and the current testing practices.
A new Dutch language handbook on investigative journalism methods includes a chapter on crossborder collaborative journalism by Arena editorial director Brigitte Alfter and data journalist Adriana Homolova and a contribution by Dataharvest project coordinator Ruben Brugnera.
72 students of journalism from three journalism educations in Germany, France and Sweden gathered in Brussels in late October to get to know each other, set up teams and prepare collaborative investigations across borders. They are the first of two pilot classes to develop a networked cross-border journalism education under the headline Crossborder Journalism Campus.
Arena is happy to announce a partnership with the IJ4EU consortium for 2022/23. For this partnership, Arena will provide master class trainings on crafting a cross-border collaborative journalism work plan – obviously also with the purpose of preparing an application for an IJ4EU grant, if that’s what the team needs. In 2023, the partnership allows to bring in a number of IJ4EU grantees to present their work at Dataharvest – the European Investigative Journalism Conference and further a number of grantees to join as participants. We are much looking forward to this cooperation, as the Dataharvest community is the obvious network to be in for IJ4EU grantees, and the Arena team has highly specialised competences in the field of facilitating and training collaborative journalism projects.
Five European journalism educations and Arena for Journalism in Europe are ready to begin work with the very first Cross-border Journalism Campus with the aim of integrating the cross-border method in journalism from the very beginning. Representatives of the schools met recently in Paris to launch to first phase of the project.
Companies go across borders, and labour conditions is a European and global issue. Arena is in the early stages of developing a collaborative network of journalists working on or interested in labour topics: the Arena Labour Network.
Sanne Schim van der Loeff joins the management of Arena for Journalism in Europe.
We are very happy to present the new managing director for Arena for Journalism in Europe: Sanne Schim van der Loeff will join the team from April 1 (full time from May 1) and constitute the management team together with our current director Brigitte Alfter. Brigitte will in the future concentrate on the editorial and journalistic development of Arena, while Sanne will focus on the organizational and financial sides of development. Continue reading “Arena gets new managing director”