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Story-Based Inquiry Method – Online

31 October – 9 November 2022

11 November 2022

Digital Tools for Investigation

Digital Tools for Investigation is a two-hour workshop covering a wide range of digital tools and methodologies that can be used for investigations.

14 November – 2 December 2022

Deep Dive into Data Journalism – Online (AM)

Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data  – Online, Intensive” (4 sessions: 14, 15, 17 & 18 November 2022) with “Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive” (5 sessions: 28-30 November, 1-2 December 2022).

Training

14–18 November 2022

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive (AM)

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.

28 November – 2 December 2022

Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive (AM)

This course will give participants an opportunity to take their core data skills to the next level and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.

Events

29 June 2022

Talking Sources: How to Find Them and Get Them to Talk

Jane Bradley, an award-winning investigative journalist at The New York Times, has tracked down some of the world's most wanted terrorists, Russian dissidents and spies, human traffickers, shadowy business figures and whistleblowers and convinced them to talk.

29 June 2022

Chris Mullin: Protect Sources!

Chris Mullin, journalist and former MP has won his fight against being forced to hand over material that would identify confidential sources relating to his investigations into the Birmingham Six. He will be joined by the veteran crime journalist Duncan Campbell and Gill Phillips, Director of Editorial Legal Services at the Guardian to discuss the case and the importance of source protection.

Initiatives

2022: Collaborative Community Journalism

The Centre for Investigative Journalism, with funding from the Trust for London, is working on a project aimed at strengthening links between London-based community journalism outlets and community campaign groups.

Open Climate Reporting Initiative

Climate change is a multi-faceted problem in which the issues at play are interlinked and complex, running across many different fields; scientific, financial and political. Finding solutions requires an understanding of these issues that can be facilitated through access to high-quality, trusted information and the ability to construct compelling narratives.

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 2022

Applications for the 2022 #CIJLyraMcKee Investigative Journalism Training and Mentoring Bursary Scheme are now closed.   #CIJLyraMcKee Bursary Scheme: #CIJLyraMcKee Bursary Scheme was established in memory of a young and courageous Irish investigative journalist Lyra McKee, who was shot dead by dissident republicans in Derry in April 2019.

International Investigative Practice

International Investigative Practice is a new initiative from the CIJ focused on training journalists from across the world in a wide range of investigative skills. Initially these training programmes are being delivered in Latin America, Francophone Africa and South Asia.

  • #CIJSummer: Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture: Meera Jatav
  • 30 June 2022
  • #CIJSummer 2022 Meera Jatav CIJ Summer Conference India Khabar Lahariya Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture
  • #CIJSummer: Ukrainian Investigative Journalism In Times of War
  • 29 June 2022
  • #CIJSummer 2022 CIJ Summer Conference Anna Babinets Ukraine War
  • #CIJSummer: Investigating the British Army: The Murder of Agnes Wanjiru
  • 29 June 2022
  • #CIJSummer 2022 CIJ Summer Conference Hannah Al-Othman Investigative Reporting
  • #CIJSummer: The London Laundromat: The Influence of Oligarchy and the Role of the UK
  • 29 June 2022
  • #CIJSummer 2022 CIJ Summer Conference Jane Bradley Oliver Bullough Corruption Russia Financial Journalism

The Investigative Journalist’s Guide to Company Accounts

by Raj Bairoliya

An introduction from the author, Raj Bairoliya A little history is in order. A dozen or so years ago, I was complaining to my friend Michael Gillard about the standard of financial investigative journalism in the UK – it was a matter of serious concern to me as I make my living from investigating wrongdoing.

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The Hidden Scenario

by Luuk Sengers and Mark Lee Hunter

The Hidden Scenario focuses on how making a scenario can help you investigate. Part One details the basic principles of constructing a chronology. In Part Two, we move on to the construction of powerful scenes.

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The Story Tells the Facts

by Luuk Sengers and Mark Lee Hunter

This book will help you to make your investigative writing better by focusing on writing skills, because they transpose very well into other media. To order, please complete the order form. If you can tell a story in words and capture information in a narrative, the odds of telling a good story in film or radio go up, too.

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