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

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 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!)… … Continue reading ‘If you’re not moving forward, it’s over’

Make them fall in love with your project

A discussion on the ins and outs of crowdfunding, and how it can jumpstart your project “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. Because this year, it almost didn’t take place. Hence … Continue reading Make them fall in love with your project

Losing the Bundle: The Wonk Renaissance

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 … Continue reading Losing the Bundle: The Wonk Renaissance

‘I was not born a search guru’

Google’s Media Outreach Lead, American Nicholas Whitaker on Search, Trends and why his job makes a difference to journalists 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 … Continue reading ‘I was not born a search guru’

Politics for the people: The two faces of lobbying

Lobbyists, experts and one politician join together to speak about the tools for transparency and accountability “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 … Continue reading Politics for the people: The two faces of lobbying