International collective Bellingcat, based in The Netherlands, does investigative journalism using publicly available informtion. They did impressive work in cases like the MH17-crash and the conflict in Syria. How do they use open source data in their investigations? In this workshop they’ll teach you some of their methods.

How to recognise hoaxes in science journalism

Alexander Pleijter (Leiden University) is an expert in online journalism and fact checking. He is one of the coordinators of the Dutch ‘News checkers’-website www.nieuwscheckers.nl, a project that aims to help the public properly evaluate (online) news and to teach journalism students the skill of fact checking. At ECSJ he will talk about how to …

Elisabeth Bik, Keynote

Science integrity will always remain a work in progress. While peer-review is a necessary first step in safeguarding the quality and integrity of scientific research, the system has been proven to be far from perfect. Elisabeth Bik has pioneered a ‘forensic’ approach to quality control, by painstakingly checking images, mainly in biomedical publications, for duplications …