Handbooks

NEW   The Investigative Journalist's Guide to Company Accounts
By Raj Bairoliya
This is a guide for investigative journalists who need to make sense of a set of company accounts or obtain an overview of a business in order to ask on the money questions of the directors. While to do this at an expert level is difficult if not impossible without years of specialist training and experience, this guide will give you enough of a working knowledge to know what questions to ask and when the wool is being pulled over your eyes.

Investigative Online Search
By Murray Dick
An overview of advanced online search for investigative journalism. It provides guidance on newsgathering, contributor – finding, advanced search theory and methods and sources for establishing the veracity of digital content.

Libel
By CIJ
The law of defamation is defined as libel, slander and malicious falsehood. In Britain this law is ferocious and one of the strictest in Europe. This guide will show you how to navigate the libel law in the UK when working on your investigation.

Statistics for Journalists
By Connie St Louis
Statistics is the skill of gathering and then analysing numbers to find out information. Statistics can help to make sense of a world that can seem too large to comprehend. This guide shows how journalists can use statistics to find or enhance a story and outlines the common pitfalls.

Interviewing Techniques
By CIJ
This handbook will show you how to get the best out of an interview – whether you’re an experienced journalist or beginner. It outlines the techniques and shows you how to go beyond the PR to get to the story.

Data Journalism or Computer Assisted Reporting
By Elena Egawhary and Cynthia O'Murchu
This handbook is for all journalists who want to master the art of interrogating and questioning numbers competently. Being able to work with figures and investigate numbers is not a new form of journalism but a skill that all journalists can acquire.