DIG is not only about rewarding the best reporters. With DIG Academy, the Association organizes important formation session for Italian journalists. The pivotal event in this path to professional updating is the DIG Festival, held in Riccione from June 23rd to Sunday 26: talks, performances, documentaries and the final DIG Awards Ceremony. In the festival programme: more than 20 courses credited by the Italian Ordine dei Giornalisti to promote continuing education. From Thursday to Saturday speakers among the best international reporters, media experts and tv producers will hold seminars, conferences and workshops.
Among the main topics, how to structure an investigation explained in three modules with the most experienced speakers: the German journalist John Goetz, the Swedish Nils Hanson and two superstars of French investigative journalism, Luc Hermann and Paul Moreira. Big professionals like Xavier Muntz (Arte), Mary Carson (The Guardian) and Jacopo Ottaviani will focus on different journalistic genres — from the war reportage to data journalism — while Alberto Nerazzini will lecture on technics and methods for interviews.
What’s new this year is the attention on two themes more and more essential for those working in the field, such as information security and digital sources explained by experts from the Centre for Investigative Journalism and the European Journalism Observatory. The workshop will also deal with more practical aspects on how to finance and distribute a video-investigation.
Not only methods though: the DIG Academy also touches deontology issues and in-depth focuses on immigration, hate speech, environmental matters and state secrecy with partners like Carta di Roma Association, the Documentation Centre on Environmental Conflicts and the Morrione Prize.
More info: http://www.dig-awards.org/it/academy/