1. Timetable 2015

    Timetable

    Plan your time at the Summer Conference. #CIJSummer

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  2. About the Conference

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    CIJ Summer Conference
    2-4 July 2015
    Goldsmiths, University of London
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  3. Class Information

    Class Information

    Detailed information about what you can expect at the 2015 CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference and Summer Conference.

     

     

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  4. Teachers and Speakers

    Teachers and Speakers

    Some of the world's best speakers and trainers are coming to the CIJ Summer Conference. #CIJSummer

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  5. Directions

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    How to get to the CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference venue at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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  6. Previous Summer Schools

    Previous Summer Schools

    See our archive of videos and reviews from our previous Summer Schools.

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Timetable 2015

The CIJ Summer Conference 2015 timetable will be constantly updated as the speakers and talks are confirmed.

Recording
Those sessions marked as [Rec] will be recorded. Most of them will be webcast on our website. Only fragments of Story-based inquiry talks will be available online.

Biographies for all our speakers can be found on the Teachers and Speakers page. Additional information on each session can be found on the Class Information page.

CIJ Summer Conference party will take place on Friday 3 July.
A sandwich lunch for speakers and delegates is provided on Saturday 4 July.
Tea and coffee is served twice a day on all three days. 

For more information, email: marina@tcij.org

Thursday 2 July  
8.15-9.00 Registration, tea and coffee - Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSHB) Atrium  
   
9.00-9.30 Welcome by Gavin MacFadyen, Director of the CIJ  and Sean Cubitt, Joint Head of the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths
Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSHB) LG01
 
   
  Screen Room 1, MRB PSHB Room 314 PSHB Room 326 PSHB Room 104 PSHB Room 105 PSHB Atrium
9.30-10.40

How to Get the Most out of Companies House. Martin Tomkinson and Robert Miller

Libel and Privacy Law. Justin Walford [Rec]
 

The Looting Machine: Investigating Corruption in Africa. Tom Burgis [Rec]

  Introduction to Data Journalism: Getting the Most out of CAR Tracks. David Donald, Caelainn Barr, Crina Boros, Leila Haddou, Luuk Sengers InfoSec Clinic Adv.
   
10.55-12.05

Understanding Company Accounts 1: Profits and Losses. Raj Bairoliya

Interactive Storytelling: an Introduction. Sandra Gaudenzi [Rec]

CORRECT!V: Germany's New Investigative Outlet. David Crawford [Rec]

Access 1: Understanding Databases (B), Hands-on. Luuk Sengers Excel 1: The Power of Data Analysis for Stories (B), Hands-on. Crina Boros, Caelainn Barr

InfoSec Clinic
Adv.

   
12.05-13.20 Lunch break  
   
  Screen 1, MRB PSHB Room 314 PSHB Room LG01 PSHB Room 104 PSHB Room 105 PSHB Atrium
13.20-14.30

Understanding Company Accounts 2: Assets and Liabilities.  Raj Bairoliya
Sign-up required

InfoSec: Introduction to Privacy and Information Security Concepts and Tools.  (B) Arjen Kamphuis

Who shot down Flight MH17? A Case Study. David Crawford [Rec]

Access 2: Digging for the Story (B), Hands-on. David Donald, Luuk Sengers Excel 2: Finding Patterns in the Data (B), Hands-on, Crina Boros, Caelainn Barr  
   
14.45-15.55

Understanding Company Accounts 3: The Small Print and Q&A. Raj Bairoliya
Sign-up required

Covert Filming. Allan Harraden and Roddy Mansfield New Ways of Doing Investigations: The Bristol Cable Co-operative.
Adam Cantwell-Corn and Alon Aviram [Rec]
Access 3: Joining databases for deeper analysis (B), Hands-on. David Donald, Luuk Sengers Excel 3: Summarising Your Data for the Big Picture (B), Hands-on, Crina Boros, Caelainn Barr InfoSec Clinic. All levels.
   
16.10-17.20

Understanding Company Accounts 4: an Interactive DemonstrationRaj Bairoliya

Sign-up required

CIJ Journalism Fellows Present: Longhand Investigations.
Matt Kennard, Claire Provost, Sid Ryan and Craig Shaw
Syria Burning: ISIS and the Death of the Arab Spring. Charles Glass in conversation with Alan Cowell [Rec] Data Management. Importing and Cleaning Data. (B) Hands-on. Caelainn Barr, Crina Boros Excel 4: Applying Stats for Journalists  (A), Hands-on David Donald, Luuk Sengers InfoSec Clinic. All levels.

  

Friday 3 July  
8.30-9.00 Registration, tea and coffee - Professor Stuart Hall Building Atrium  
   
  Screen Room 1 MRB PSHB Room 314 PSHB Room 326 PSHB Room 104 PSHB Room 105 PSHB Atrium
9.00- 10.10

Finding Company Data Offshore. Cynthia O'Murchu

Story-based Inquiry 1: How Hypotheses Frame and Sell Your Story.   Mark Lee Hunter [Rec]

Information Access Law – Freedom of Information and Beyond. Jenna Corderoy and Sid Ryan

SQL 1 (A), Hands-on, David Donald, Karrie Kehoe Data Viz 1 (A) Hands-on. Daan Louter InfoSec Clinic. All levels.
   
10.25- 11.35

Offshore Finance 1
John Christensen and Nick Mathiason

 

Story-based Inquiry 2: Scenarisation and Source Mapping: Luuk Sengers [Rec]

Information Access Law: Asking the Right Questions. Jenna Corderoy and Sid Ryan

SQL 2 (A), Hands-on, David Donald, Karrie Kehoe Data Viz 2 (A) Hands-on. Daan Louter InfoSec Clinic. All levels.
   
11.50- 13.00 Offshore Finance 2
John Christensen and Nick Mathiason
DIY Investigations and Citizen Journalism: Bellingcat. Eliot Higgins [Rec]

Information Access Law: Getting the Answers. Jenna Corderoy and Sid Ryan

Story-based Inquiry 3 Practical Tools.
 
Luuk Sengers

Excel 1: The Power of Data Analysis for Stories (B), Hands-on. Caelainn Barr, Crina Boros InfoSec Clinic. All levels.
   
13:00-14.00 Lunch break  
   
  Screen Room 1, MRB PSHB Room 314 PSHB Room 326 PSHB Room 104 PSHB Room 105 PSHB Atrium

14:00-
15.10

How to Speak to Whistleblowers. Eileen Chubb (chair), Christine England, Josie Benrose, Joni Cameron-Blair

Story-based Inquiry 4: Crafting the Story.  Mark Lee Hunter [Rec]

Advanced Online Search and People Finding Online

Murray Dick

Fusion Tables: Mapping your Data (A), Hands-on, Crina Boros Excel 2: Finding Patterns in the Data (B), Hands-on. Caelainn Barr, David Donald InfoSec Clinic. All levels.
Till 2:30pm
   

15.25- 16.35

Investigating Local Councils. Paul Francis and Ted Jeory

FIFA and I. Andrew Jennings in conversation with Paul Lashmar. [Rec] Verifying Online Sources Murray Dick Graph Database 1 (A) Hands-on. Leila Haddou, David Donald Excel 3: Summarising Your Data for the Big Picture (B), Hands-on. Caelainn Barr, Crina Boros  
   
16.50- 18.00

Data Journalism at the Guardian. Aron Pilhofer [Rec]

Baku 2015: Crafting Your Investigation. Andrew Jennings and Max Metzger [Rec] Newsgathering Online.
Murray Dick
Graph Database 2 (A) Hands-on. Leila Haddou, David Donald    
     

18.00- 20.00        CIJ Summer Conference Drinks Reception - Atrium

 
   
Saturday 4 July
9:00 - 9:30  Registrations.     Professor Stuart Hall Building Atrium 

All talks take place in Professor Stuart Hall Building Room LG02                                                                                                                                                      

PSHB Atrium                                           
 
9.30-
10.30

Heidi Blake, UK Investigations Editor, BuzzFeed: Investigative Journalism: the New Formats
Audience Choice speaker

 
 

10.40- 
11.40

Richard Stallman, founder of the Free Software Movement: Defending Democracy Against Censorship and Surveillance [Rec]

 

 

12.00-
13.00

Telling Difficult Stories
With Lindsay Poulton (the Guardian), Jack Serle (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism) and Wes Grubbs (Pitch Interactive - via Skype) -[Rec]
InfoSec Clinic. All levels
 
13.00-14.00 Lunch for speakers and delegates
 
  Professor Stuart Hall Building Room LG02                                                                                              
 

14.00-
15.00

 

Alexa O'Brien investigative journalist: US National Security, Chelsea Manning: Getting to the Truth [Rec]

 

InfoSec Clinic. All levels. 
 

15.10-
16.10

HSBC Leaks: From Blowing the Whistle to the Front Page
With Herve Falciani (the HSBC leaks whistleblower) via Skype, David Leigh (Investigative Journalist) and James Oliver (BBC Panorama) 

 
 

16.20-
17.20

Syria's Electronic Armies. Screening and discussion. With Juliana Ruhfus (Al Jazeera), Ali Haidar and Laura Galante (FireEye).
Audience Choice speaker.
 
 
Thank you and goodbye