The next edition of the annual Perugia International Journalism Festival will be held on April 25-29, 2012, in Perugia, Italy.
The annual Perugia International Journalism Festival is the leading journalism event in Italy. It is an open invitation to listen to and network with the best of world journalism. The leitmotiv is one of informality and accessibility, designed to appeal to journalists, aspiring journalists and those interested in the role of the media in society. Simultaneous translation into English and Italian is provided. The festival is open to the public free of charge.
The festival was founded in 2006 by Arianna Ciccone and Christopher Potter. The objective? To set up an event which would break the mould – not another institutional forum or media industry get-together but rather an opportunity for you to engage with leading journalists from all over the world. Free. With content designed to appeal across the spectrum. The media plays such a fundamental role in our daily lives yet an event designed explicitly to bring together top-drawer media protagonists and the general public didn’t seem to exist. Literary festivals, science festivals, music festivals abounded. But where was the journalism festival? Nowhere. So we created it.
The 2007 first edition was a modest affair but by the 2011 fifth edition there were some 150 different events in the 5–day programme and more than 500 speakers, 250 accredited journalists and 200 volunteers in attendance. Aggregate festival audiences totalled about 30,000 despite our promotion being exclusively online due to budget constraints. The 2012 sixth edition will be the biggest and best yet.
All festival events are free entry. Of all the festival events, only the workshops require registration (in order to maintain participant numbers at a pre-established level).
View the complete festival program online: http://www.journalismfestival.com/programme/2012