Here is a list of exciting virtual and in-person journalism conferences and webinars.

The News Philanthropy Summit 

When: 31 January – 1 February

Where: Online

Fee: Free

Language: English

Registration is now open for the 2023 Lenfest News Philanthropy Summit, a free virtual gathering focused on the transformative work of fundraising in sustaining essential journalism. For more information and to register, click here.

Using data to tell LGBTQ + stories in Uganda 

When: 1 February

Where: Virtual (1:00 – 2:00 pm GMT)

Fee: Free

Language: English

Caleb Okereke is the Managing Editor at Minority Africa, will be discussing on how to use data to tell LGBTQ + stories in Uganda. For more information, click here. 

Africa Media Festival 2023: Re-Imagine Media 

When: 14-15 February

Where: Nairobi, Kenya (in-person)

Fee: Individual ( $25) Student ( $12)

Language: English

Media globally faces existential challenges, and there needs to be some significant innovations within the space for its survival. Covid-19 has not made it easy for the sector, from numerous job cuts, media houses shutting down, and creators reinventing the way they produce, distribute and monetise content. A broader and sustained discussion on media sustainability is needed, especially in the wake of an infodemic that we are all experiencing globally. All the above conversations can not be done within individual media organisations’ board rooms or solved by one organisation. For more information and to register, click here.

Climate, Trauma and Journalism: ethical reporting and self-care for climate journalists 

When: 17 & 24 February

Where: Virtual (12:00 am – 1:30 pm CET)

Fee: Free

Language: English

Together with Dart Centre for Journalism and Trauma Europe (DCE), is hosting two webinars on climate crisis reporting, trauma and journalism. Two online seminars (17 & 24 February) to build resilience and impact for sustainable reporting on the climate crisis. The sessions bring together leading experts to discuss the psychological impact of the climate crisis and how it affects interviewees (survivors) and journalists who cover such stories as well as audiences. The first workshop will give tips on how journalists can interact ethically with interviewees who have been affected by the climate crisis and move on to how journalists can build their own resilience when working on such stories.

In the second workshop, they will discuss ways in which the traumatic content of climate-related stories may affect audiences and what journalists should know about the psychological impact of climate stories in order to produce more impact through their reporting. To register, click here

International Journalism Festival 

When: 19-23 April

Where: Perugia, Italy

Fee: Free

Language: English/Italian

International Journalism Festival (IJF) is the biggest annual media event in Europe. For more information and to register, click here. 

Africa News Media Summit 

When: 6-7 July

Where: Virtual (1:00 pm – 3:30 pm CAT)

Fee: Free

Language: English

In this two-day virtual summit, learn where African media companies fit into the global trends surrounding advertising, subscriptions, product, revenue diversification, and more. Hear from global experts and regional publishers — opportunities and threats faced by news media. For more information and to register, click here. 

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