Áine Kelly-Costello ist Journalistin aus Aotearoa (Neuseeland), derzeit studiert sie Investigative Journalism an der Universität Göteborg. In folgendem Beitrag beschreibt sie, wie sie die 11. Global Investigative Journalism Conference als blinde Teilnehmerin erlebt hat:
I stood or sat, phone in hand note-taking or exchanging contact info, in a sea of reporters listening to each other. I perched on cramped benches, sometimes on the floor, a chair if I was more punctual and decisive than usual about session selection.
There we were, 1700 investigative journalists, academics, non-profit directors, students, others connected to the field, converging into a noticeably finite amount of space. The vibe was disconcertingly friendly, and networking sessions were timetabled in for you. I sometimes remembered to eat.
In the blur of four days in Hamburg at the 11th Global Investigative Journalism Conference, here’s a snapshot of what jumped out for me.
1. Collaboration is the future. It’s also a tangle of logistics
Collaboration was a buzz-word, and I think it contributed to the sense of openness, and the lack of hierarchy that came across during the conference. As a blind journalist, collaboration is more a survival strategy than a nice idea for me, so this literal assurance that I was not alone was encouraging. Weiterlesen