The 11th edition of the International Journalism Festival (IJF) is currently taking place in Perugia, Italy. Perugia hosts the IJF every year, in April, and fills its city center with professional journalists from news agencies such as The Washington Post, The Guardian, Google, CNN, and many more.
The festival offers free events in English and Italian, with interpretation provided as necessary. Presentations are given on the latest topics and innovations in journalism, followed by an open discussion inspired by questions from the audience.
This afternoon’s presentations will include topics such as: A Field Guide to Fake News, Media covering Media, Reporting on Refugees, Journalism as Activism, Lawful State Hacking, Non-profit Journalism, etc.
Umbra students are able to take advantage of these events to learn more about the news and the art of reporting, but they are also given the possibility to volunteer for the festival. If you are a student considering spending your spring semester at the Umbra Institute, feel free to contact Umbra staff for information about volunteer opportunities.