The International Press Institute (IPI) is proud to take part in this year’s Dataharvest: The European Investigative Journalism Conference in Mechelen, Belgium, May 20-22.

Timothy Large, IPI’s newly appointed director of independent media programmes, will lead two sessions at the conference. For the past two years, Large has managed the Investigative Journalism for Europe (IJ4EU) programme for IPI.

Dataharvest – The European Investigative Journalism Conference


Ethical dilemmas: Where do YOU stand?

Saturday, May 21 | 09:30 – 10:45

No two reporters have the same moral compass. News outlets disagree on standards and values. Ethical differences are often amplified in cross-border teams, where what’s acceptable to one reporter or editor may be anathema to another. In this practical session, we explore real-world ethical dilemmas and debate different approaches to common conundrums. Warning: may cause dizziness.

Pitch perfect: How to write a killer grant proposal

Sunday, May 22 | 11:15 – 12:30

Timothy Large, who runs the IJ4EU fund and has years of experience as a commissioning editor, reveals the secret ingredients to the perfect pitch – and what not to do when applying for grants. Get ready to put yourselves in the shoes of the editors and jurors who hold the keys to funding.

Journalism Fair

IPI, which leads the IJ4EU consortium, will also have a stand at Dataharvest’s Journalism Fair during the afternoon of Saturday, May 21. Drop by and speak to IPI’s Timothy Large about IJ4EU and other programmes supporting independent journalism and defending press freedom.

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom, a member of the IJ4EU consortium, will also have a stand at the fair. Drop by to learn about the IJ4EU UNCOVERED Conference, IJ4EU Impact Awards and the Media Freedom Rapid Response mechanism.