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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, 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 …

Grand closure, drinks & bites

After a full conference day and maybe even two field trip days it’s time to contemplate together with your science journalist colleagues. The closing drinks & bites will be hosted in the beautiful science museum Boerhaave with an amazing collection of ancient and modern artefacts which contributed to the advancement of science. The museum hosts …