Unconference in Vienna

The Media Literacy Toolkit

23 January 2019

On 23 January 2019, we invited experts from around Europe and the US to our second unconference in Vienna to continue with the Global Editors Network's programme The European Media Literacy Toolkit for Newsrooms: Combating misinformation and disinformation by restoring trust in journalism.

Together with our partner fjum - Forum Journalism and Media, a non-profit organisation fostering quality journalism through innovative advanced training, orientation, and networking on an international level, and the support of our participants' experts we discussed what tools we need to increase and support media literacy, and for whom we're building those tools.

See all the photos from the event here

You can download the white paper with the learnings and outcomes from Vienna below, and follow the programme's progress on Twitter with #GENMediaLit and our newsletter


Vienna Unconference schedule: The European Media Literacy Toolkit for Newsrooms

Combating misinformation and disintermediation by restoring trust in journalism

Tuesday 22 January 2019 — Dinner (optional)

20:00: Café Amacord, Rechte Wienzeile 15, 1010 Vienna (see map)

Wednesday 23 January 2019 — Unconference

8:30: Arrive at venue Presseclub Concordia (see map)

8:30 - 9:00: Registration, coffee & breakfast

9:00 - 9:30: Welcome message by GEN, fjum

9:30 - 10:00: Human spectrogram session

10:00 - 10:30: Masterclass by Sarah Brandt (NewsGuard)

10:30 - 11:00: Schedule building exercise

11:00 - 12:00: First sessions of the day as decided by the participants during the previous exercise — 2 to 4 breakout groups, according to interest (more audiences and tools-based)

12:00 - 12:30: Recap of morning working groups

12:30 - 13:45: Lunch

13:45 - 14:00: Lightning Talk by Olivia Vereha (Code for Romania

14:00 - 15:00: Afternoon sessions, as decided by participants (more practical-based, focusing on prototypes) 

15:00 - 16:00: Fishbowl exercise & final wrap



If you're interested in reading what went on in Vienna, download the White Paper to learn about the calls-to-action we established.

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 Get in touch with your comments, questions, or interest in taking part! contact@globaleditorsnetwork.org