Find your voice within the European narrative tradition

Who are the epic storytellers of our time, the new European Ryszard Kapuścińskis? And what novel journalistic storytelling forms have been on the rise in Europe? During our 8th conference on narrative journalism, we set our sights on European storytelling.

More and more, the familiar rhythm of the news is making way for on-demand journalism—podcasts, long form, YouTube. The fragmented media landscape creates a space for telling news stories from different angles. The moment when a story appears becomes less and less relevant –what matters the most now is the storytelling voice. But, as a maker, how do you go from being omniscient and objective, to finding your own voice?

We wonder: what are the stories of our time? What are the stories that are being told by journalists all over the European continent? On April 19, see and hear the work of our speakers on the night before the conference, and get inspired.

April 19: Show and Tell – April 20: Conference

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Find your voice

To help you find your own voice, we’ll look beyond media borders. Photographers, radio journalists, writers; everyone has their own way of creating a story. Together with the photography storytelling platform Docking Station we organize a separate program on using the power of imagination. How do you get people to pay attention to topics that are overplayed, like migration? A photographer, a cartoonist, a radio journalist and a filmmaker share their views.

Gain a broader perspective

We’ll look at how perspective defines your take on the world. An issue like the financial crisis is not perceived the same way in Sweden than in Great Britain. Joris Luyendijk wrote a widely translated book (‘Swimming with sharks’). In collaboration with the Dutch Foundation for Literature, we invited Luyendijk and four of his publishers to talk about how his book did in other countries. In Sweden, this book was in the top 10 for weeks, while in Germany this was far from the case. We ask his publishers to explain.

Expand your horizons

And we offer expanded horizons. Many important developments, like terrorism and migration, happen across borders. The European Journalism Centre, with help of the Bill Gates Foundation, funded a big project on migration: El País, Le Monde, Der Spiegel online and The Guardian all followed one family (or a football team in case of El País) that was migrating into their country. All four are at the conference to talk about the project and to talk to journalists about their work.

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Speakers 2018

JORIS LUYENDIJK
(NL, WRITER)

GUNNAR BERGDAHL
(SE, FILMMAKER)

YVONNE BRANDWIJK
(NL, PHOTOGRAPHER)

CHRISTIAN LERCH
(AT/DE, RADIO)

MARK KRAMER 
(US, WRITER)

STEPHANIE BAKKER 
(NL, ONLINE)

BERNT JAKOB OKSNES 
(NO, ONLINE)

KAMIL BALUK 
(PL, WRITER)

AUDIOCOLLECTIVE SCHIK 
(NL/BE, RADIO)

AFUA HIRSCH
(GB, TELEVISION/WRITER)

HENK BLANKEN
(NL, WRITER)

ERIC SMIT
(NL, WRITER)

FLOOR KOOMEN
(NL, TELEVISION/FILM)

WOUTER VROEGE
(NL, APP DEVELOPER)

Session Moderators

JOOST WILGENHOF
(NL, WRITER/RADIO)

TANJA VAN BERGEN
(NL, WRITER)

RALF GROOTHUIZEN
(NL, WRITER/FILM)

NAEMA TAHIR
(NL/GB, WRITER)

JAIR STEIN
(NL, RADIO)

SAAR SLEGERS
(NL, WRITER/RADIO)

EEFJE BLANKEVOORT
(NL, FILMMAKER)                                               

MARINA CANEVE 
(IT, PHOTOGRAPHER)                                   

TERJE ABUSDAL 
(NO, PHOTOGRAPHER)      

KATINKA BAEHR 
(NL, RADIO)                                         

AIMÉE DE JONGH
(NL, GRAPHIC JOURNALIST)

PATRICK VAN DER HIJDEN
(NL, MODERATOR)

JORIS LUYENDIJK                               
(NL, WRITER)

NAEMA TAHIR, MODERATOR
(NL/GB, WRITER)

MIZZI VAN DER PLUIJM 
(NL, PUBLISHER)

TOM KRAUSHAAR                               
(DE, PUBLISHER)

RICHARD HEROLD                               
(SE, PUBLISHER)

LAURA HASSAN                               
(GB, PUBLISHER)

MARK RICE-OXLEY, THE GUARDIAN 
(GB, WRITER)

EVA THÖNE, SPIEGEL ONLINE
(DE, WRITER/ONLINE)

MARIA FECK, SPIEGEL ONLINE
(DE, WRITER/ONLINE)

CARLOS DE VEGA, EL PAÍS                                                   
(ES, WRITER/TELEVISION)

SERGE MICHEL, LE MONDE                        
(FR, WRITER)

EMILE COSTARD, LE MONDE                                         
 (FR, WRITER)

CRISTINA ROMERO, EUROPEAN JOURNALISM CENTRE
(ES, PROJECT MANAGER)

Why come to Amsterdam for the True Stories conference?
  • Learn how the media work in other countries.
  • Connect with storytellers in journalism from other countries.
  • Develop your own voice and style as a storyteller.
  • Become aware of your own perspective. And maybe even chose a different one next time.
  • Get inspired by some of the greatest journalistic projects within Europe.

Show & Tell evening 19 April - Pakhuis de Zwijger (doors open 19.00, begins 19.30 - until 22.00)

During this Show and Tell evening, you can watch and listen to work of nine of the Conference's speakers. Listen to Kamil Baluk reading from his book (All of Louis' Children), watch Gunnar Bergdahls film Tracks, or hear Christian Lerch's award winning radio documentary Papa wir sind in Syrien (Papa we're in Syria). Your host for the evening is radio journalist Saar Slegers. Show and Tell starts at 7.30 and ends at 10 pm.
Looking at the work of our speakers one theme sticks out: in one way or another, their subjects go 'over the line'.
Anthology: Over the Line
We've selected some projects from the conference's speakers to be presented in an online anthology: work that is narrative and journalistic, and that we hope will inspire you to go after your next story.
We'll soon publish the original work with an explanation by the maker in our online anthology: Over the Line. Stay tuned....

Schedule Conference 20 April - Pakhuis de Zwijger (may be subject to change)

  Main hall:
Find your voice
IJ hall:
Publishers hall
Studio:
How to…            
Workspace:
Round tables
9.15-10.20 OPENING: Find your voice
Kamil Baluk on the Polish school of Reportage
and Afua Hirsch on Brit(ish)
10.30-11.20 Henk Blanken dissects investigative journalism with Eric Smit – Follow the Money Christian Lerch on his radio project Papa wir sind in Syrien Docking Station Track: Using imagination to tell a true story Round table EJC: How do we…?
An editor from Le Monde shares an issue.
Break Break Break Break Break
11.40-12.30 Mirke Kist, Siona Houthuys en Nele Eeckhout from AudioCollective SCHIK on their popular radio podcast BOB Kamil Baluk on his book ‘Alle kinderen van Louis’ (All of Louis’s Children) Docking Station Track: Using imagination to tell a true story – tracks ends 12.45 Round table EJC: How do we…?
An editor from The Guardian shares an issue.
12.30-1.30 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
1.30-2.20 Gunnar Bergdahl on his documentary project Reconstructing Utøya Publishers Session:
Joris Luyendijk and his publishers on how “Swimming with sharks” was received in Sweden, Germany, the UK and NL.
How to session 1: Make your own multimedia story with app ‘Slices’ with programmer Wouter Vroege Round table: How do we…?
A Dutch television producer shares an issue.
2.30-3.20 Bernt Jakob Oksnes on his multimedia project Baby in a Plastic Bag Break in track: 2.30-2.50 How to-session 2: Ten practical steps toward writing with a strong voice with Mark Kramer Round table: How do we…?
An editor from Spiegel Online shares an issue.
Break Break Break Break
3.45-4.35 Writer Stephanie Bakker and photographer Yvonne Brandwijk on their online multimedia project Future Cities Continuation Publishers Session until 4.15 How to session 3: Crossing Borders – storytelling in an online world with Emile Costard (Le Monde), Maria Feck (Spiegel Online) & Eefje Blankevoort (Prospektor, NL) Round table: How do we…?
An editor from El País shares an issue.
4.40-5.30 Panel session multimedia:
The new arrivals project
https://thenewarrivals.eu
5.30-7.00 Drinks

Main Hall sessions (click + for more information)

9.15 – 9.45 Kamil Baluk: The Polish school of Reportage
Is there a Polish way of writing nonfiction? Kamil Bałuk is coordinator of the Polish School of Reportage at the Institute of Reportage in Warsaw. This is a yearly cycle of masterclasses for experienced journalists who want to plunge specifically into the genre of narrative long reads-reportages. Forty people per year learn how to find a good story for their future long reads, prepare themselves before traveling, dealing with interviewees, forming an engaging story and pitching the results to major publishers. What does Kapuscinski's 'The Emperor' tell us about Poland? Who is the narrator of Hana Krall’s books – people or the author herself? Kamil will talk about Polish non-fiction. Because Polish people love reportages.
9.45 – 10.20 Afua Hirsch: Brit(ish) - diverse and authentic voices of others
Last February, Sky- and Guardian-journalist Afua Hirsch published the book Brit(ish), revealing the crisis of identity in Britain and the country's failure to provide British people of diverse backgrounds with a sense of belonging and inclusion. Drawing on her own life, and decades of working on issues of social justice, equality and the politics of identity and immigration, Afua has written a book for anyone who has experienced outsiderness or otherness themselves, or who cares about the profound differences alienating British people today . She will talk about how she found her voice as a storyteller. And why is it so important to incorporate the diverse and authentic voices of others.
10.30 – 11.20 Henk Blanken & Eric Smit on narrative tools for investigative journalists (Dutch spoken)
Please read the following article in preparation for this session (in Dutch): De rücksichtslose zelfverrijking van een politiek zwaargewicht
Great investigative work often leads to stories that are as revealing as they are impenetrable, according to Henk Blanken. He’ll show how investigative journalists can tell better stories through narrative techniques. Henk will disassemble the work of Eric Smit and Kim van Keeken recently proclaimed Journalist of the Year in the Netherlands for the show Follow The Money. Henk Blanken won a Tegel (a Tile, Dutch award for great journalism) for his research story about the riots at Project X and wrote the Dutch handbook on narrative journalism. As a writing coach, he shows how tenacious digging into the facts can reach a larger audience but only if it is told better. And the journalists from FTM.nl will elaborate on the making of their story.
11.40 – 12.30 Audiocollective SCHIK: the making of the popular Dutch podcast series BOB
In 2017, AudioCollective SCHIK created BOB, a podcast about the 84-year old Elisa who can’t stop talking about Bob: a mysterious man whom she refers to as the love of her life but whom her three daughters haven't heard of before, and who is definitely not their father. However, she claims Bob was the father of her first born child, which she was forced to give up in a monastery. Did all this truly happen? In six episodes, Nele EeckhoutSiona Houthys and Mirke Kist engage in the art of separating facts from fiction, trying to reconstruct Elisa's life story while investigating the workings of her dementing mind. The result is a podcast that feels like a Netflix-series, the first of its kind in the Netherlands and Belgium. But how do you shape a real story with the tools of fiction, including cliffhangers and a subjective narrator? How do you build suspense in audio? And how do you tell the best possible story, while protecting a fragile subject such as Elisa, who suffers from dementia? Nele, Siona and Mirke will walk you through their process, from their first meeting with Elisa to the interactive multimedia performance they created for IDFA 2017; a process in which faith (and losing it) turned out to be really important.
1.30 – 2.20 Gunnar Bergdahl: How a picture says more than a 1,000 words
Are moving images a new, more and more dominating language in human communication? Yes they are! It´s always been possible to explore things deeper with images than words. Like the old saying goes: a picture is worth a thousand words. But what? And how? And why? Gunnar Bergdahl, Swedish filmmaker and culture journalist, reflects upon the journalistic possibilities and artistic challenges of documentary filmmaking. He will speak about the relation between words and images, showing examples from a documentary he is currently working on about Utøya - Reconstructing Utøya.
2.30 – 3.20 Bernt Jakob Oksnes: How to make a bestseller newspaper series
One October morning in 1991, a newborn baby boy was found inside a plastic bag in a churchyard in Oslo. The infant was alone and on the brink of death. What occurred in the following hours, weeks and years constitutes a thrilling digital series and piece of narrative journalism. Bernt Jakob Oksnes engaged in extended investigative work, reporting and innovative storytelling over more than two years, presenting the nine chapters as a series released over five weeks. His nine-part newspaper story “The Baby in the Plastic Bag” has achieved record-breaking success, attracting more than 1.1 million unique online users, which translates to 20% of the entire Norwegian population.The project won European Digital Media Awards, Lovie Awards and W3 Awards, and was shortlisted for the European Press Prize and the American Webby Awards. But an equally interesting fact is: a record breaking amount of readers subscribed to the Norwegian Dagbladet's digital edition, just to get to read the new episode some days before they could read it on their free-site platform. What kind of story is fit for such a series and how do you go about writing it?
3.45 – 4.35 Future Cities: steering away from traditional media
Stephanie Bakker and Yvonne Brandwijk have been working together since 2014. They will talk about how they steered away from the traditional media, embraced new skills, found a new way to built a multimedia story and deepened their partnership as a writer and photographer. Combining their respective backgrounds in journalism and photography, they have pursued new ways of storytelling and managing long-term documentary projects with a social component. In this session they take you on a journey through the making of their awarded multi-media project Future Cities (3rd prize World Press Photo Award for Digital Storytelling and a Online Journalism Award for Visual Digital Storytelling). How do you tell a story in a visually appealing way? With compelling characters and while adding experience, emotion and a surprising story angle to engage audiences?
4.40 – 5.30 European Journalism Centre Panel: The New Arrivals Project
In 2014, The Guardian, Le Monde, El País and der Spiegel Online, with help of the Bill Gates Foundation and the European Journalism Centre, embarked on an ambitious project on migration: The New Arrivals. Each followed one family (or in the case of El País a football team) of refugees coming into their country, using film, photo, text and graphics. Like the people it covers, the migration story itself is on the move. In 2014 and 2015 it was all about the journey made by hundreds of thousands up into Europe. In 2016, it was about Europe’s hesitant response and the political backlash. In 2017, the focus turned to the people who were suddenly in our midst. How are they adapting to their new lives? What do they miss? What’s it like to swap Homs for Hamburg, Kabul for Croydon, Sudan for France or Senegal for Southern Spain? Which European countries are best at helping refugees settle? Are there different national attitudes towards migration? What’s been the impact of their arrival on both their host and the home communities? In this panel discussion we look at the impact of the project, and focus on one question in particular: did the narrative stories, among all the stories of the project, have a bigger impact?

IJ Hall/Publishers' Hall sessions (click + for more information)

10.30 – 11.20 Christian Lerch: the making of 'Papa we're in Syria'
Radio writer and producer Christian Lerch will talk about his award-winning radio documentary ”Papa, we’re in Syria“ (RBB/WDR 2016). Based around the recorded voice messages of the protagonists, the documentary closely follows the struggle of a father and his two estranged sons, a family conflict that turns into a fight over beliefs and values, with dramatic consequences. Following their conversations for more than two years, the listeners gets drawn into the process of rationalizing and fighting the radicalization of family members. Lerch will focus his talk on the narrative structure of the documentary. With radio producer Joost Wilgenhof, he discusses creating empathy and listener involvement. They will also talk about the differences in storytelling traditions in Germany and the Netherlands and the use of private recordings.
11.40 – 12.30 Kamil Baluk: Alle kinderen van Louis / All of Louis's children
'De spermamaffia. De lekkende spermatanks van dokter Jan Karbaat' ('Sperm mob. The leaking sperm tanks of doctor Jan Karbaat'). this sensational title caught the eye of 26-year-old Polish journalist Kamil Bałuk in early 2014. He came across a short article in the Belgian magazine HUMO while sitting in a cafe in Warsaw and knew instantly that he wanted to give the story a try. More than two years later, he finished a book, interviewing along the way the half-Dutch, half-Surinamese sperm donor Louis, who fathered 200 children in the Netherlands, as well as many of his biological children, who are spread across the country. He also talked to infamous doctor Jan Karbaat months before he died. To understand how it all could happen in the Netherlands, he travelled in time to 1950s conservative Holland and 1900's Suriname. The book comes out in Dutch in April. How did Kamil find his voice – a narrator that could connect 1950s conservative Holland with 1900s Suriname and the present day reader?
1.30 – 2.30 Publishers' Session: Going non-Dutch (with Joris Luyendijk) part 1
How does our place in Europe influence the stories we tell? Together with the Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands organizes a special session at the conference for publishers, authors and journalists on how our local perspective defines our take on the world. Take for instance a topic like the financial crisis: how do Europeans view the banking crisis, from Hungary to Sweden? Dutch anthropologist Joris Luyendijk wrote a successful book on the London City, “Swimming with Sharks”. He will elaborate on how he reported about the city as a foreigner and an outsider. Joris also shares with us how he found his voice as a narrator and if that voice transcends cultures and languages. Then, four of his publishers reveal how his book was received in their country. In Germany for instance, the book didn’t sell as well as expected. Yet in Sweden it was in the top 10 for weeks. How come? How do the publishers explain how the book was received? And how did the book fit into the narrative traditions of their respective countries?
2.50 – 4.15 Publishers' Session: Going non-Dutch (with Joris Luyendijk) part 2
How does our place in Europe influence the stories we tell? Together with the Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Initiative Narrative Journalism Netherlands organizes a special session at the conference for publishers, authors and journalists on how our local perspective defines our take on the world. Take for instance a topic like the financial crisis: how do Europeans view the banking crisis, from Hungary to Sweden? Dutch anthropologist Joris Luyendijk wrote a successful book on the London City, “Swimming with Sharks”. He will elaborate on how he reported about the city as a foreigner and an outsider. Joris also shares with us how he found his voice as a narrator and if that voice transcends cultures and languages. Then, four of his publishers reveal how his book was received in their country. In Germany for instance, the book didn’t sell as well as expected. Yet in Sweden it was in the top 10 for weeks. How come? How do the publishers explain how the book was received? And how did the book fit into the narrative traditions of their respective countries?

STUDIO/How to sessions (click + for more information)

10.30 – 11.20 Docking Station Track: Cross-media – Using imagination to tell a true story
During the conference, Docking Station organizes a cross-media session: Crossing Borders, Where do we go from here? This afternoon we not only look across national borders, but we also share the insights from different disciplines. Five story makers, working with all sorts of media, come together to think together, and with the audience, about the journalistic stories of the future. A good story consists of a catchy beginning, an intriguing middle and a satisfying ending. But how do you construct that? The storytelling strategies of the photographerfilmmakerwritergraphic journalist and radio journalist are different and that is interesting, because it is precisely in cross-fertilization that you can get tips from others to make a story stronger.
The five speakers at ‘Crossing Borders, where do we go from here?’ all work with different media to highlight the same theme: migration. It is a subject that is much in the news and many listeners and readers are also turning off . Despite news media reporting on migration issues on a daily basis, the messages are barely received with full attention. There is so much written about it, we can’t even delete the photos from our retina. Saying “migration” we immediately see orange life jackets appear before our eyes. Images of thousands of migrants waiting at a border are all known to us; but are they still moving us? It is a problem that contemporary storytellers are constantly confronted with. The speakers in our program looked for alternative methods to communicate their message in their projects. The power of imagination is an element that can strongly push a story forward. How do you use your imagination to tell a journalistic story, so that the deeper relevance becomes visible, and the story gets a longer shelf life? Should a storyteller always show the literal fact or can he transfer the urgency of the story and subject by using a metaphor?
11.40 – 12.45 Docking Station Track: Cross-media – Using imagination to tell a true story
During the conference, Docking Station organizes a cross-media session: Crossing Borders, Where do we go from here? This afternoon we not only look across national borders, but we also share the insights from different disciplines. Five story makers, working with all sorts of media, come together to think together, and with the audience, about the journalistic stories of the future. A good story consists of a catchy beginning, an intriguing middle and a satisfying ending. But how do you construct that? The storytelling strategies of the photographerfilmmakerwritergraphic journalist and radio journalist are different and that is interesting, because it is precisely in cross-fertilization that you can get tips from others to make a story stronger.
The five speakers at ‘Crossing Borders, where do we go from here?’ all work with different media to highlight the same theme: migration. It is a subject that is much in the news and many listeners and readers are also turning off . Despite news media reporting on migration issues on a daily basis, the messages are barely received with full attention. There is so much written about it, we can’t even delete the photos from our retina. Saying “migration” we immediately see orange life jackets appear before our eyes. Images of thousands of migrants waiting at a border are all known to us; but are they still moving us? It is a problem that contemporary storytellers are constantly confronted with. The speakers in our program looked for alternative methods to communicate their message in their projects. The power of imagination is an element that can strongly push a story forward. How do you use your imagination to tell a journalistic story, so that the deeper relevance becomes visible, and the story gets a longer shelf life? Should a storyteller always show the literal fact or can he transfer the urgency of the story and subject by using a metaphor?
1.30 – 2.20 How to session 1: Create your own multimedia story with 'Slices' developer Wouter Vroege
The session consists of a short introductory talk, followed by 45 workshop in which participants create their first Slices Story. Bring your own laptop!
Wouter Vroege presents his new and free storytelling service 'Slices'. This browser app allows storytellers to create and publish a multimedia story without the intervention of software developers or designers. Seeing lots of beautiful visual stories online that only work on the 27" iMac they where designed on, time has come to build a format that primarily targets majority of the web: mobile devices.
2.30 – 3.20 How to session 2: Ten practical steps toward writing with a strong voice with Mark Kramer
Ten practical steps towards writing with a strong voice. Want to write a story that sculpts readers' ongoing emotions and understanding? Here's what Mark Kramer suggests in his new book Little Read Writing Book: Theorize early on, adjust ​theory ​midstream​, ​note dialogue ​and​ how people speak and otherwise show their personalities. Notice signs of micro-emotions, and the sensory details of settings, and the tensions and conflicts (both stable and evolving), and the bursts of action, and the slow moving action, and the moments of insight (characters' and yours)—and while gathering up all that, don't interview much until way late. If you follow this method, you'll end up with rich, human-scale notes full of scenes related to your big topic, that can most easily be described in a friendly, informal voice.
3.45 – 4.35 How to session 3: Crossing Borders – storytelling in an online world with Emile Costard, Maria Feck & Eefje Blankevoort

Emile Costard (Le Monde), Maria-Elisabeth Feck (Spiegel online) and Eefje Blankevoort (Prospektor, Netherlands) are three digital multi-talents: they take a subject and use audio, video, the written word, drawing, gaming and photography to tell a story, adding different layers with each medium. They will each introduce one of their projects, briefly explaining why they chose these diverse way of telling the story, and then give you one assignment to work on. Learn to switch from one form to another to tell your story in the best possible way, using all the possibilities of the online world.

Workspace/Round table sessions (click + for more information)

10.30 – 11.20 Round table 1: an editor from Le Monde shares an issue
In this Round Table Session, Emile Costard from Le Monde coins the following question: How do I free people up to work on bigger stories and lift more complex projects off the ground, amidst the day-to-day hassle of the newsroom?
How do we get more focus on how we tell our stories and not just on what to bring? A big and successful project like The New Arrivals project, should we do it more often? And if so, how can we find the resources to do so? In our Round Table sessions, editors of media from different countries bring to the table a problem they are trying to deal with. Every hour a new editor takes place at the head of the table. Meet people from all over the continent and get to learn the different ways of working. The journalists at their table are also invited to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for the editor’s problem. Obviously, the conference’s one size fits all-solution for the editors would be: Go narrative…
11.40 – 12.30 Round table 2: an editor from The Guardian shares an issue
In this Round Table Session, Mark Rice-Oxley, head of special projects at The Guardian, coins the issue of dealing with stress and mental health in the newsroom.
How do we get more focus on how we tell our stories and not just on what to bring? A big and successful project like The New Arrivals project, should we do it more often? And if so, how can we find the resources to do so? In our Round Table sessions, editors of media from different countries bring to the table a problem they are trying to deal with. Every hour a new editor takes place at the head of the table. Meet people from all over the continent and get to learn the different ways of working. The journalists at their table are also invited to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for the editor’s problem. Obviously, the conference’s one size fits all-solution for the editors would be: Go narrative…
2.30 – 3.20 Round table 3: a Dutch television producer shares an issue
In this Round Table session, Dutch television producer Floor Koomen presents a particular issue he faced in his career: Once upon a time a filmmaker came to him with very unique undercover footage of the child porn industry in the Philippines. The footage was as shocking as poor in quality, the storytelling wasn't well rounded. Both elements are key to his usual choices. A firm “no’ was at hand. But the revealing nature of the footage made him think twice. It could pose a great opportunity to ‘fight’ a horrific injustice. Should he get in this story and help the filmmaker produce a documentary with this material for his high quality and artistic slot or not?
How do we get more focus on how we tell our stories and not just on what to bring? A big and successful project like The New Arrivals project, should we do it more often? And if so, how can we find the resources to do so? In our Round Table sessions, editors of media from different countries bring to the table a problem they are trying to deal with. Every hour a new editor takes place at the head of the table. Meet people from all over the continent and get to learn the different ways of working. The journalists at their table are also invited to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for the editor’s problem. Obviously, the conference’s one size fits all-solution for the editors would be: Go narrative…
1.30 – 2.20 Round table 4: an editor from Spiegel Online shares an issue
In this Round Table Session, Eva Thöne will coin the issue of reporting on crime by migrants and refugees. Eva Thöne is deputy head of the culture department of Spiegel Online, the online news site of Germany's leading political magazine. She is joined by Der Spiegel photographer Maria Feck (Spiegel Online): "I've written a lot about whether we should publish the nationality when a migrant/refugee commits a crime – on one hand its part of transparent reporting, on the other hand it fuels rightwing sentiments every time." 
How do we get more focus on how we tell our stories and not just on what to bring? A big and successful project like The New Arrivals project, should we do it more often? And if so, how can we find the resources to do so? In our Round Table sessions, editors of media from different countries bring to the table a problem they are trying to deal with. Every hour a new editor takes place at the head of the table. Meet people from all over the continent and get to learn the different ways of working. The journalists at their table are also invited to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for the editor’s problem. Obviously, the conference’s one size fits all-solution for the editors would be: Go narrative…
3.45 – 4.35 Round table 5: an editor from El País shares an issue
In this Round Table Session, Carlos de Vega from El País coins the issue of organizing video teams within a large journalistic organization. Carlos de Vega is in charge of the video operation at EL PAIS. In the last three years, this field has become extremely complex. EL PAIS produces video for social media, live video, short formats, documentaries, news features, Instagram stories.... De Vega's team of 15 people are doing more and more things. Should he hire specialists or team players who can do it all? Should they produce all kinds of material or concentrate on certain formats? In brief, how do you organize your video team in your organization?
How do we get more focus on how we tell our stories and not just on what to bring? A big and successful project like The New Arrivals project, should we do it more often? And if so, how can we find the resources to do so? In our Round Table sessions, editors of media from different countries bring to the table a problem they are trying to deal with. Every hour a new editor takes place at the head of the table. Meet people from all over the continent and get to learn the different ways of working. The journalists at their table are also invited to come up with out-of-the-box solutions for the editor’s problem. Obviously, the conference’s one size fits all-solution for the editors would be: Go narrative…

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True Stories  @TrueStoriesEU
As you know, #journalism has something to do with reality, but also with wild dreams. On this project we were day d… https://t.co/UFnoqxrwGQ 

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