Former Managing Director of the World Press Photo Foundation takes over on June 26th.

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) announces Lars Boering will be its new Director. Lars Boering was the Managing Director of the World Press Photo Foundation from 2015 to 2020, and Managing Director of the Dutch Photographers’ Association before that. He replaces Adam Thomas, who has been EJC Director since 2016.

“The Board of Directors had a difficult task,” said Vicent Partal, EJC’s Board Chairman. “More than thirty high-level candidates applied, which demonstrates the important position that the EJC holds today. Lars Boering’s C.V., …


European Journalism Centre and Facebook Journalism Project partner on Emergency and Endurance funds for community journalism.


The European Journalism Centre (EJC) and the Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) are launching a $3 million USD fund to support hundreds of community, local and regional European news organisations and journalists.

Core funding will support community engagement, address critical business needs, and facilitate coverage of the pandemic. Applications open on Thursday 16 April for grants ranging between €5,000 and €50,000.

“All over Europe, local news organisations are facing a battle for survival,” said Adam Thomas, director at the European Journalism Centre. “Deeply affected by the commercial impact of COVID-19, journalists are providing essential coverage with minimal resources. Without urgent support…


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Beautiful things happen when journalism meets data: individual stories are connected with larger societal challenges; complexity gets translated into insightful visualisations; investigations join the dots between billions of documents.

At the European Journalism Centre, we believe the use of data in journalism is a cornerstone of building resilience in any newsroom.

After 10 years of running data journalism programmes, and following months of research, we are excited to bring you DataJournalism.com, supported by Google News Initiative.


Our top recommendations for sessions at the International Journalism Festival 2019

From April 3–7, Europe’s biggest gathering for journalists is opening its doors.

The International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy (short: Perugia) is going into its 13th edition, featuring 280 different sessions. The European Journalism Centre will be involved in the programme more than ever this year.

We’ll be there with 14 sessions and six staff members, as well as many EJC friends. We will be discussing topics surrounding our focus areas: Freedom, Funding, Leadership, Storytelling and Digital.

Are you interested in catching up on these topics — or with our colleagues? …


21 chapters, two editors, 31 authors from five continents.

The Data Journalism Handbook plays an essential role in training journalists on how to use data. Published in 2012, it also defined what data journalism was about to become. As a result, it found a place on the desks and in the libraries of students, researchers, journalists and data practitioners.

Since then, society has changed: algorithms, big data and social networks affect every aspect of our global lives. Data journalism has changed too in order to help citizens understand data, with data.

The Data Journalism Handbook 2: Towards a Critical Data Practice, therefore, offers case studies, critiques, teardowns and practical…

Adam Thomas

Technology & journalism. Director @ejcnet. Formerly @Storyful @Sourcefabric @transmediale. Don’t panic.

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