The conference invited more than 1,700 investigative journalists from 130 countries to call for the outlook on the front lines of the world. The hands gather.
The Global Insights Conference is the world’s largest gathering of investigative reporting and data journalists, held every two years, and this year was the largest ever.
This year’s conference is co-hosted by GIJN, the German investigative journalism agency Netzwerk Recherche, and the Interlink Academy.
Speakers at this conference include 11 Pulitzer Prize winners, The conference includes more than 150 lectures and workshops on in-depth reporting and data journalism, as well as special sharing sessions on topics such as documentary production, media business models, and information security.
At this conference, the world’s best investigative journalists, data scientists, media scholars, etc. gathered together to share their works and experiences, and to discuss the trend of global journalism, especially the field of investigative reporting.
At the same time, the 8th Global Light Awards was announced on the evening of September 28. The Philippine media Rappler’s investigative report “Murder in Manila” and the investigative reporting project “#guptaleaks” co-operated by multiple media won the first prize in the large media category; The “Car Wash” and “White Collar” series of reports by Peruvian media IDL-Reporters won the first prize of small media.
The “Murder in Manila” report focuses on Philippine President Duterte’s war on drugs, the “#guptaleaks” report unravels the finances of former South African President Zuma’s family and the “Car Wash” and “White Collar” series promote Peru’s The judicial system underwent structural reforms.
The Global Light Awards are awarded every two years for investigative reporting in developing or emerging countries. There are 291 entries this year, which is the largest number of entries in the past. All entries were published between January 2017 and December 2018.
The judges were impressed by the tenacity, courage and adept reporting skills displayed by this year’s Global Light Awards winners. Sheila Coronel, dean of the Columbia University School of Journalism, who was one of the judges, said, “We salute the journalists who demonstrate that investigative reporting can hold powerful people to account, even in places fraught with injustice and abuse of power. They proved that investigative reporting can make a huge difference even at the worst of times.”
At the same time, at the closing ceremony, she was selected as one of Time Magazine’s 2019 Top 100 People of the Year, and Maria Ressa, the founder of the famous Philippine media Rappler, delivered a keynote speech. She mentioned that journalists need to strengthen cooperation. “The news media is born to compete, and today we are no longer focused on competing with each other, but with the network of disinformation, we are competing, to tell the truth!”
It’s a global event for journalism, a carnival of the minds of those who stand on the front lines of fact and truth. It represents a profound summary of global news events in the past year and the future trend in the news industry.
In recent years, the flood of fake news and the traffic-dominated industry have made news face varying degrees of challenges around the world. Cordula Meyer, the domestic news editor-in-chief of the Hamburg-based German magazine Der Spiegel, warned that fake news would bring about An impact – no one trusts the news anymore, she said, and one in five Germans no longer trust any journalists.
Marina Walker Guevara, director of strategic operations at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, talked about technological revolutions such as AI, emphasizing that they cannot replace journalists, but they can enhance their investigative capabilities. Zaffar Abbas, editor-in-chief of the Pakistani English-language newspaper Dawn, said that journalism in South Asia will become more difficult in the coming years, but he is optimistic about the increasing cooperation between different news organizations.
Craig Silverman from BuzzFeed nominated as one of the “Fifty People of the Year” by the US political news outlet and winner of the 2018 Kerry McWilliams Award from the American Political Science Association, has published the book “Sorry About This” Regret the error, in which he shows the mistakes the media make to make people realise the disastrous consequences of carelessness or lack of fact-checking.
In this session sharing, Silverman believes that in investigating disinformation, a basic idea is to understand and outline the relationships scattered across social media and various websites. “Start with a small piece of article or a site, use that as a pivot, and try to identify the larger web of relationships they’re in through the consistency and relevance of certain behaviours.”
Mr Qiu Jiaqiu, a cross-border media person from China and the founder of Real Image Media, attended the GIJC conference again as an invited guest and delivered a speech.
He said, “Information technology maintains rapid development, especially in China, the public’s information exchange habits have undergone fundamental changes, and Chinese institutions, including real images, are actively seeking innovations based on real subjects: imaging and productization of in-depth content. , will make full use of market-oriented means to break through the boundaries, attract wider attention to promote changes in public policies, promote social equity, and ensure the sustainable development of content producers themselves.”
At the conference, Mr. Qiu Jiaqiu shared a number of research and practice cases involving video imaging of investigative reports, news documentaries and documentaries, and in-depth reports adapted from real feature films and elaborated on the role of China’s “Real Film Project” in news, especially investigative reporting. Principles and progress of cross-border cooperation with the film and television industry. The speech was well-received by the audience. According to the participants on the spot, as one of the most exciting sharing of this conference, it has brought a lot of inspiration and inspiration to the news industry.