#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2017

    Thursday 22 June 2017 - Saturday 24 June 2017
    Goldsmiths, University of London
    How to Fact-check 'Alternative Facts'

    The CIJ Summer Conference is UK’s only investigative journalism training event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills. This year we will focus on the skills needed to counteract the world of 'alternative facts' and plain lies: from fBeastact checking, holding the strong and powerful to account to grassroots journalism projects with hands-on classes, case studies and talks. 

    Keynote Speakers:
    Anabel Hernández - is a Mexican journalist who has confronted head-on – at significant personal risk to her and her family – corruption and the narcotics trade in Mexico. She will deliver the inaugural Gavin MacFadyen Lecture. 
    Michelle Ye Hee Lee
    - is a reporter at The Washington Post's famous Fact Checker. 'Been fact-checking before it got cool'.
    Peter Pomerantsev - is the author of Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia. He contributes to the London Review of Books, Financial Times, NewYorker.com, Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy, Daily , Newsweek, and Atlantic Monthly.

    How to fight 'Alternative Facts'? - a panel discussion with Jessikka Aro (A Finnish journalists who investigated Russian internet trolls), Jasper Jackson (Assistant Media Editor of The Guardian), Alastair Reid (journalist, formerly from First Draft News), others - TBC.
    Chaired by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola (Birmingham School of Media). 

    Bookings are open now.