9:30 a.m. - 14:00 p.m.  / 16.00 p.m. - 21.00 p.m.

II Data Journalism and Open Data Conference

We are holding the second edition of these sessions specialising in data journalism and the visualisation of open data for journalistic, scientific, and business projects, and they will be held in parallel in Barcelona and Madrid between 24 and 27 April. This edition will focus on promoting the creation of projects and encouraging journalists to touch code, manipulate data and get involved in programming and it will take things a step further, with a special female programme, a somewhat unusual focus in the technological environment. The CCCB is hosting the programme for 25 April: the keynote sessions with international experts and the MeetUp Data + Moritz, an informal meeting for sharing and learning about experiences in the local sphere.



9.30 a.m.// Doors open.

10 a.m.// Welcome to the Conference offered by Karma Peiró (Open Knowledge Foundation, OKFN).

10.15 a.m.// Lecture: “Journalist, don’t be afraid to write code”, with Nicola Hughes (The Times). There are journalists who go beyond telling stories and who learn to write code. Nicola Hughes is one of them; she works as a programmer and data journalist on the British daily newspaper The Times.

12.00 p.m.// Round table “This is how we do data journalism in Spain”, with Jesús Escudero (El Confidencial) and Juan Francisco Caro (Blog "Extremadura en datos").Data journalism is still a new discipline in Spain, but it is no longer an exception. Freelance journalists are presenting interesting projects that increasingly attract the attention of the media. We will talk about all this with different professionals and analyse how this discipline is evolving.

1.00 p.m.// Debate “Journalists and programmers working together”, with Gabriela Rodríguez (Knight-Mozilla Foundation) and Mar Cabra (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists). Moderator: Karma Peiró. Gabriela Rodríguez and Mar Cabra will talk about how these two professional profiles, that of journalist and that of programmer, form a team in the case of data journalism, how they coordinate and organise themselves throughout the process.

4.00 p.m.// Lecture “Data Visualisation with Chicas poderosas”, with Mariana Santos. The future of journalism is digital. The international programme “Chicas poderosas” aims to promote learning by women journalists in news teams in Latin America on how to use the necessary tools to make the most of data journalism and investigations. Mariana Santos will talk about the techniques, the tools, and the processes of data visualisation.

5.00 p.m.// Debate “Data: beyond journalism”, with Josep Perelló (Oficina de Ciència Ciutadana de Barcelona), Mar Santamaria (AtNight) and Joan Soler (Arxiu de Terrassa). Moderator: Karma Peiró. The avalanche of data is present in our lives and increasing numbers of professionals are tackling it and presenting new forms of communicating via visualisations, mobile apps and reports. This session will look at the way in which other professions use data and for what purposes.

6.30 p.m.// Lecture “Who’s in charge, putting a face to the people who run the show”, with Eva Belmonte (CIVIO). Who’s in Charge, the latest project by Civio, is a an open map of power in Spain that is documented down to the last millimetre. Who’s in Charge is, furthermore, an exercise in data journalism. The key to its functioning lies in the combination of technology and journalism, starting with the extraction of information. They will explain to us how and why it has been done.

7.45 p.m.// MeetUp Data + Moritz. Short presentations of different local data journalism cases. Every seven minutes, meet the journalists, programmers and designers who are investigating and visualising data. A good moment for networking, while having a beer!

Projects: Govern Obert (Concha Catalán), Mapa InfoParticip@ (Amparo Moreno i Miquel Borràs), Fuga2 (Eli Vivas), AtNight (Mar Santamaria i Pablo Martínez), Data’n Press (Edu Martín Borregón), Projecte Colibrí (Diego Pascual), Historias de gasto (Concha Catalán), Oficina Ciencia Ciudadana (Josep Perelló), Timeline15M (Juan Linares), Vist al DOCG (Martín González), desideDatum (Marc Garriga), Observatoris Ciutadans Municipals (Enric Pons), desideDatum (Marc Garriga),Vidas Contadas (Alberto Labarga) and Partit Obert (Lourdes Muñoz).

On 26 and 26 April, the event will continue at the Blanquerna Faculty of Communication, with workshops on data journalism tools and a Data Viz Day (projects competition). You can consult the complete programme here.