August 26, 2019
Today, the College of Europe in Natolin welcomed new participants joined us as part of the Journalistic Craft for Neighbourhood project!
We started out the day with a guest lecture by Edward Lucas – an experienced journalist and media expert, and former senior editor of The Economist. There, we talked about the rise of disinformation, journalism in a digital era, and much more!
Following this, our groups split for several in-depth sessions. Those included a workshop by James Breiner, in which participants learned about the media as an industry and designed their own value propositions and business plans for journalistic outlets. A conversation with Blaž Zgaga, on the other hand, gave some fascinating insights into modern investigative journalism – including hints on how to investigate and pursue leads. Finally, the day ended with meetings with Anneli Ahonen and Anneli Kimber, who talked about the EU’s fight against large-scale disinformation, and with Ayman Mhanna, who spoke about media sustainability and press freedom.