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Lars Boering is the director of the European Journalism Centre, an independent European non-profit working to support, strengthen and develop journalism.

In previous roles he has been actively involved with journalism, photography and art. He was Managing Director of the Amsterdam Art Foundation and in 2008 became an independent advisor and entrepreneur. As Managing Director of the Dutch Photographers’ Association, from 2010 to 2014, Lars advised photojournalists on copyright issues and entrepreneurial skills.

As of 2015 he led the World Press Photo Foundation and has transformed it into an organisation that is more than a contest, becoming a global platform connecting professionals and audiences through trustworthy visual journalism and storytelling. He has taught at academies throughout the world and has been involved as advisor for festivals, contests and other institutions. He is an experienced keynote speaker and moderator who believes lifelong learning is a necessity and a joy.

Lars Boering


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LVR LandesMuseum

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How constructive journalism pays off for audiences and the media

With Manuela Kasper-Claridge, Mark Sappenfield, Lars Boering und Gordian Fritz

To reach audiences in times of increasing news avoidance and decreasing trust, many media organizations worldwide are focussing more on constructive reporting. But how much does this actually boost success? What KPIs indicate that constructive reporting is not just good for society, but does also pay off for media organizations?

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LVR LandesMuseum

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Constructive Journalism at +90: Overcoming challenges and fostering engagement in Turkey

With Çağrı Özdemir, Özge Artunç, Defne Altıok und Lars Boering

Discover how +90, part of Deutsche Welle, overcame hurdles to deliver quality journalism in Turkey's challenging political landscape. At our proposed panel discussion at b° future festival, we share lessons from tackling the 2023 earthquakes and covering the recent general election. Learn about the power of constructive journalism and help shape the future of media in Turkey and beyond.