Meet us at the International Journalism Festival in Perugia

What: International Journalism Festival

When: 19-23 April 2023

Where: Perugia, Italy

What's it all about? 

The International Journalism Festival is one of the primary events in the world in which the journalism and media community come together and discuss a great variety of aspects related to the past, present and future of the industry. It is hosted in various (mostly very impressive) places in the Umbrian city of Perugia, located sort of half way between Florence and Rome.

Sometimes you have to cue to get in - it's well worth it!Jochen Spangenberg

2023 sees the Festival’s 17th edition. Attendance is totally free. Sessions are mainly in Italian on Wednesday and Sunday, with English-language sessions taking place from Thursday to Saturday. 

Attendees have more than enough to choose from, with about seven sessions running in parallel most of the time. (Full programme here).

Session from IJF 2019IJF

Why are we there?

I (Jochen Spangenberg, the author of this piece) will be there from Thursday to Saturday to find out what the pressing topics are that move and shake the industry at present. Especially, I plan to network and meet old and new friends and colleagues to discuss the state of affairs and inform them about what we do in Further, the plan is to talk to experts and attend sessions in the field disinformation detection, verification and Artificial Intelligence. Expect the odd article and tweets from my encounters.

If you are going as well and would like to meet up, please get in touch. You can reach me via Twitter (@jospang) or mail (jochen.spangenberg {at}


Author: Jochen Spangenberg is co-funded by the European Commission under grant agreement ID 101070093, and the UK and Swiss authorities. This website reflects the views of the consortium and respective contributors. The EU cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained herein.