About the News Impact Series

What is News Impact?

Technology is transforming media consumption, delivery, partnerships, ethics and experimentation. From the ubiquity of mobile devices and data in reporting, to drastic changes in advertising revenue, to the rise of video and live streams — each advance has presented as many opportunities as it has challenges.

The News Impact initiative offers free-of-charge media innovation events, organised by the European Journalism Centre and powered by the Google News Lab. We bring together international media experts with local news communities to focus on how new technology, tools and methods can change the way journalists work in the newsroom.

News Impact Summit

Mixing keynote speeches, ignite talks, panel discussions, fireside chats and training sessions, the Summits connect editors, newsroom managers, journalists, designers, developers and J-school students with new ideas, tools and methods.

The Summits are free-of-charge and organised across Europe to offer a space to meet, network, learn and get inspired by other media outlets, start-ups, academics, as well as experts from other industries.

Following the 2014 pilot in Vienna, the European Journalism Centre and the Google News Lab have organised 23 editions of the News Impact Summits, visiting 18 cities in 15 different countries in Europe and the Middle East. The series has featured 340+ speakers from The New York Times, BBC, Spiegel Online, Le Monde, Financial Times, The Washington Post, Sky News, Vice News, BuzzFeed, Politico, RaiNews24, ProPublica, Vox, ESPN, The Economist, Al-Jazeera and many others. 

News Impact Academy

Launched in March 2017, the News Impact Academy connects, supports and develops digital innovators in European newsrooms and start-ups. This series of one-day workshops offers participants the opportunity to learn techniques for defining new revenue models, building digital products and creating sustainable business initiatives. The goal is to nurture leadership skills in digital innovators by connecting them with other innovators and giving them the tools to scale their ideas, wherever they work.


Any questions about the News Impact Series?

Contact us at info[AT]newsimpact.io 

Mattia Peretti -- News Impact Summit
Paula Montañà Tor -- News Impact Academy


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The European Journalism Centre is an international non-profit that connects journalists with new ideas. Through grants, events, training and media development the European Journalism Centre has been building a sustainable, ethical and innovative future for journalism since 1992.

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.