‘If you’re not moving forward, it’s over’

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Margaret Sullivan speaks with an eager crowd at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia about the lessons she’s learned at The New York Times

Photo: Ilario Damato

Photo: Ilario Damato

There have been many successes for Margaret Sullivan. First female editor and vice president at The Buffalo News, member of the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2011, director of the American Society of News Editors (twice!)… And the first female public editor at The New York Times.

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Make them fall in love with your project

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A discussion on the ins and outs of crowdfunding, and how it can jumpstart your project

Photo: Pierluigi Brandi

Photo: Pierluigi Brandi

“The crowd was essential to make people understand the importance of the festival,” began Chiara Spinelli, crowd-funding consultant and one of the people responsible for reviving this year’s International Journalism Festival.

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Losing the Bundle: The Wonk Renaissance

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Fusion’s Senior Editor Felix Salmon reveals why the explanatory journalism of the Wonk Renaissance is where we are headed.

“This is the single most beautiful place I’ve ever talked and what you should really do is pay no attention to me.” But really Felix Salmon, senior editor at Fusion, gives the audience in the Sala del Dottoro in Perugia every reason to hang on to his words – he’s talking about the future of journalism.

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‘I was not born a search guru’

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Google’s Media Outreach Lead, American Nicholas Whitaker on Search, Trends and why his job makes a difference to journalists

Photo: Vincenzo Bevivino

Photo: Vincenzo Bevivino

Ask Nicholas Whitaker what his job is, and he’ll tell you he’s the Media Outreach Lead at Google. Ask him what is passion is, he’ll tell you: “to educate”. So when he kicked off his masterclass on the use of Google’s Search and Trends at this year’s International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy, he did it in an easy-to-grasp and engaging manner.

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Politics for the people: The two faces of lobbying

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Lobbyists, experts and one politician join together to speak about the tools for transparency and accountability

Helen Darbishire, Founder of Access Info Europe

Helen Darbishire, Founder of Access Info Europe

“I’m not too evil. Well, that’s my opinion.”

Helen Darbishire smiled. She is founder of Access Info Europe, an organization dedicated to enforcing a more transparent system of governance in order to inform citizens of the goings-on of the European Parliament.

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