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EJC announces a new series of News Impact Summits in 2016

15 February 2016 | PRESS RELEASE


Press release
The European Journalism Centre
15 February 2016

The European Journalism Centre announces a new 2016 series of nine News Impact Summits, free-of-charge media innovation events, powered by the Google News Lab. The summit series builds on its successful 2015 editions by revisiting some of the European capitals from last year, whilst covering new locations in Europe and for the first time the Middle East.

Since its pilot event in Vienna, the series has visited nine European cities, and established a network of 2300+ editors, journalists, newsroom managers and J-school students all across Europe. This year’s series will also cover new topics in the domain of digital journalism including but not limited to digital storytelling, interactives, newsgathering, verification, VR and AR.
In the first half of the year, there will be five summits in the following cities and dates;

Locations and dates for the second half of the year will be announced at a later stage.

  • Milan, Italy (Friday 4 March)
  • Madrid, Spain (Monday 25 April)
  • London, UK (Thursday, 12 May)
  • Doha, Qatar (Monday, 30 May)
  • Berlin, Germany (Friday, 1 July)

The registration for the summits will be open at In order to receive updates, subscribe our News Impact Summit newsletter here.



The European Journalism Centre

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non-profit foundation dedicated to the highest standards in journalism. We enable and sustain quality journalism and information as a public service through a variety of activities, both in the non-profit and service sectors. We create and support networks among media professionals within Europe and with other parts of the world. Each year, the Centre hosts hundreds of journalists in seminars and study trips, exploring European policies as well as a variety of other topics dealing with innovation and new developments in the media landscape. The EJC plays a unique role at the European and international level as a partner and organiser for media companies, professional organisations, journalism schools and governmental bodies seeking to establish activities and projects. We work, inter alia, with the European institutions, Google News Lab, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Dutch Foreign Ministry, the World Bank and the Open Society Foundations.

Google News Lab

The Google News Lab empowers the creation of media that improves people’s lives. Our mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs everywhere to build the future of media with Google. We do this through product partnerships, media trainings, and programs that foster the development of the news industry as a whole.

News Impact Summit
The News Impact Summits are a new type of media innovation event, organised by the European Journalism Centre (EJC) in cooperation with the News Lab at Google, focusing on how recently developed approaches and tools can significantly change the way we work in the newsroom, the way we tell stories, and the way we engage audiences and society as a whole.