DATA4CitSciNews – Data Journalism, Misinformation and Citizen Science Event

  • 28 November 2022
    09:30 - 14:00 CEST

  • Parc Científic de Barcelona (c/ Baldiri Reixac, núm.4-8 - Barcelona)

In partnership with fellow EU-funded project ENJOI, NEWSERA is launching DATA4CitSciNews, an event on the state of the art of data journalism, the challenge of misinformation, and citizen science!

In a time when scientific misinformation and fake news are increasingly becoming a challenge both for the public and for media professionals, EU-funded projects ENJOI and NEWSERA will host DATA4CitSciNews, a conference on how citizen science can contribute to data journalism and to fight misinformation. During the event, an impressive line-up of media and journalism experts will discuss meaningful case studies on the topics of data science journalism, journalism for the public interest and in a civic context, and the concept of citizen journalism applied to science coverage.

DATA4CitSciNews will be held at the Barcellona Scientific Park on 28th November 2022, at Auditorium Antoni Caparrós. For those who are not able to attend, the conferences will be livestreamed on the NEWSERA YouTube channel (no registration needed).


Provisional program

(Please watch this space for future updates)

9:30 – 10:00   Registration
10:00 – 10:10  Welcome from NEWSERA and ENJOI Coordinators

Rosa Arias, Science for Change and Elisabetta Tola, formicablu

10:10 – 10:55 Key lecture: Data Journalism – what’s new? 

Matteo Moretti, Information experience designer

10:55 – 11:40 Key lecture: Misinformation/Fake News – what’s new? 

Joana Gonçalves de Sá, Coordinator Social Physics and Complexity Lab – SPAC

11:40 – 12:00 Session and Q&A moderated by Jesús Méndez, Science Media Center, Spain
12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break
12:30 – 13:30  Round table: Advancing on the concept of citizen science journalism 

Jacopo Ottaviani – Code for Africa, Mapping Makoko

Karma Peirò – VIT Visualization for Transparency, Making data visible for social good

Christoph Raetzsch – Aarhus University, Infrapublics

Federica Arenare – Dataninja, Openthebox

Moderated by Elisabetta Tola

13:30 – 13:50 Misinformation Recommendations for Citizen Science initiatives – NEWSERA

Marco Boscolo, NEWSERA Data journalism expert

13:50 – 14:00 Visual wrap up and closure

Edgar Sanjuán, Visual & Design Thinker and Joana Magalhães, NEWSERA Project Manager

Download the DATA4CitSciNews program


Participation to the morning conference is free, but seats are limited! Registering is mandatory to participate: please use the form below. In case seats are sold out, a waiting list will be opened: you will receive an email if a seat becomes available.

During the afternoon, the same venue will host two labs by NEWSERA and ENJOI for invited participants, who can find more information on these closed session at the following links:


From November 28 to 30, the DATA4CitSciNews exhibition will showcases five works to set off the concept of citizen science journalism, through alternative visuals, installations and critical narratives. The exhibition aims to spark a discussion about how citizens and journalists and well designed data collection can be the drivers behind investigation to ultimately respond to societal needs and benefit communities.

The exhibition will be held at The Green Parrot in Carrer de Vilamarí, 57, Barcelona. On November 28th it will be open from 8 PM to 10 PM (invitation only), and it will open to all visitors on November 29th (3 PM – 6 PM) and November 30th (1.30 PM – 4.30 PM).