About the News Impact Summit

The News Impact Summits are a new type of media innovation events, organised by the European Journalism Centre and powered by the Google News Lab, focusing on how recent development in technology, tools and methods can change the way we work in the newsroom, the way we tell stories, and the way we engage audiences and society as a whole.

Mixing keynote speeches, ignite talks, panel discussions, fireside chats and above all, training sessions, the events will focus on major media innovation trends, and will try to assess the impact of the tools used by innovative newsrooms and journalists. The events are free-of-charge, and editors, journalists, newsroom managers and J-school students across Europe and beyond are invited to participate in the summits.
Following the pilot in Vienna in the year of 2014 and a series of eight summits in 2015, the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Lab launched a new 2016 series of nine News Impact Summits. The summit series in 2016 will revisit some of the European capitals from the previous year, whilst covering new locations in Europe and for the first time the Middle East. This year’s series will also cover new topics in the domain of digital journalism including but not limited to digital storytelling, interactives, newsgathering, verification, VR and AR. 

Rina Tsubaki (Project Manager) & Mattia Peretti (Project Coordinator)


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The European Journalism Centre

The European Journalism Centre (EJC) is an independent, international, non-profit foundation dedicated to the highest standards in journalism. We enable and sustain quality journalism and information as a public service through a variety of activities, both in the non-profit and service sectors. We create and support networks among media professionals within Europe and with other parts of the world. Each year, the Centre hosts hundreds of journalists in seminars and study trips, exploring European policies as well as a variety of other topics dealing with innovation and new developments in the media landscape. The EJC plays a unique role at the European and international level as a partner and organiser for media companies, professional organisations, journalism schools and governmental bodies seeking to establish activities and projects. We work, inter alia, with the European institutions, Google News Lab, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Dutch Foreign Ministry, the World Bank and the Open Society Foundations. 

The Google News Lab

The Google News Lab empowers the creation of media that improves people’s lives. Our mission is to collaborate with journalists and entrepreneurs everywhere to build the future of media with Google. We do this through product partnerships, media trainings, and programs that foster the development of the news industry as a whole.