The News Impact initiative offers free-of-charge media innovation events. The programme is organised by the European Journalism Centre and powered by the Google News Initiative. We bring together international media experts and local news communities to focus on new technology, tools and methods that can improve the way journalists work in the newsroom.
Our News Impact Summits connect editors, newsroom managers, journalists, designers, developers and J-school students with new ideas, tools and methods. Each summit provides a full day immersion into a specific topic through presentations, ignite talks, fireside chats, hands-on workshops, and other collaborative sessions. These events are free-of-charge, organised across Europe, and provide an opportunity to meet, network, learn and get inspired by other media professionals, startups, academics, as well as experts from other industries. Since 2014, we've organised 26 summits in 19 cities across 15 countries in Europe and the Middle East.
The News Impact Academy kicked off in 2017 to connect, support and train digital innovators from European newsrooms. Each edition offers 20 selected participants the opportunity to unleash their creativity during a two-day training. They learn new ways to face some of the most pressing challenges in the journalism industry. The goal is to provide journalists and other media professionals with the necessary leadership skills by connecting them with each other and giving them tools to scale their ideas. Successful candidates can attend free of charge.
The 2018 News Impact Network was a peer-to-peer mentoring programme that brought together diverse digital innovators in teams centred around specific topics and shared challenges. The programme provided meaningful connections, leadership skills, inspiring ideas from outside the journalism industry and other tools to navigate the changing media landscape. The members of the network combined their ideas in a cookbook, check it out here. This programme is no longer running.