Summer School 2008
The CIJ Summer School 2008 took place from 18-20 July. We had more people attending than ever before and the conference was judged by all as a great success.
Just some of the comments from those who attended:
"For a rookie like me it's priceless to be around lots of experienced colleagues."
"Hugely helpful, lots of new skills and insight, and at times inspiring. Many thanks."
"Great networking opportunity."
"Highly useful technically and a great course for getting you all fired up about stories."
"Very well organised, excellent speakers, relevant sessions."
"Thank you, fantastic, I'll be there next year."
John Pilger, documentary film maker, Vandana Shiva, Indian environmentalist and Nick Davies, author Flat Earth News.
We heard from Mark Schapiro, of the Centre for Investigative Reporting, San Francisco, Robert Wardle, retired head Serious Fraud Office, Professor Sheila Bird on how the news distorts statistics, and Solomon Hughes author of War on Terror Inc.
Speakers on the environment included: Irene Gerlach, Greg Muttitt, Julian Newman, Andy Rowell and James Sanders.
We also had Jim Nichol and