The News Impact initiative offers free-of-charge media innovation events, training academies and a support network, organised by the European Journalism Centre and powered by the Google News Initiative. We bring together international media experts with local news communities to focus on how new technology, tools and methods can change the way journalists work in the newsroom.
News Impact Summits mix presentations, ignite talks, fireside chats, hands-on workshops, and other collaborative sessions. We connect editors, newsroom managers, journalists, designers, developers and J-school students with new ideas, tools and methods. The Summits are free-of-charge and organised across Europe to offer a space to meet, network, learn and get inspired by other media professionals, startups, academics, as well as experts from other industries. Since 2014, the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Initiative have organised 23 editions of the News Impact Summits, visiting 18 cities in 15 different countries across Europe and the Middle East.
The News Impact Academy connects, supports and develops digital innovators in European newsrooms and media startups. This series of workshops offers participants the opportunity to unleash their creativity and learn new ways to face some of the most pressing challenges in the journalism industry. The goal is to nurture leadership skills in digital innovators by connecting them with each other and giving them the tools to scale their ideas, wherever they work.
The News Impact Network is a peer-to-peer mentoring programme that brings together diverse digital innovators in teams centred around specific topics and shared challenges. The programme provides meaningful connections, leadership skills, inspiring ideas from outside the journalism industry and other tools to navigate the changing media landscape.