1. About the Conference

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    Next CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference and Summer School will take place 3-5 July 2015 at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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  2. Timetable 2014

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About the Investigative Journalism Conference

 

The CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference and Summer School
3-5 July 2015
New Academic Building
Goldsmiths, University of London

The next annual CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference and Summer School will take place on 3-5 July 2015 at Goldsmiths.
The theme for the 2015 event is yet to be confirmed, but as always, we will be binging some of the best names in the world of investigative journalism as well as holding hands-on workshops essential for amyone who is serious about investigative journalism.  

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Topics will include: 

- Inspirational investigations from around the world
- Data journalism (formerly Computer Assisted Reporting)
- Understanding company accounts
- Libel and Privacy Law
- Story-based Inquiry
- Freedom of Information Act
- Covert filming
- i-Docs (WebDocs) and data visualisation

You can download the Summer School brochure 2014 as a pdf for your reference.

"Always something to learn. Great access to speakers. Inthusiastic and knowledgeable fellow delegates."
"A truly enlightening experience! Well worth the money!"
 

SPEAKERS 2014:

The list of speakers included Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Dana Priest of The Washington Post, who spoke about covering security issues; William Binney, one of the most senior whistleblowers ever to have emerged from the shadows of the US intelligence establishment; Julian Assange and Sarah Harrison of Wikileaks,  Aron Pilhofer The Guardian's executive editor of digital (formerly associate managing editor of digital strategy at The New York Times) spoke about the future of digital journalism; Nick Davies, the journalist responsible for uncovering the News of the World phone hacking affair and author of Flat Earth News, spoke about the often uneasy relations between the police and the media and Lena Thiele, one of Europe's leading interactive storytellers, who shared her experience of creating a fact-based project Netwars.  

We also discussed the financial future of investigative journalism with Israel Mirsky (Uncoverage), Mark Watts (Exaro) and Christoper Hird (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism), chaired by Miranda McLachlan of Goldsmiths. 

Other speakers included blogger Brown Moses (Eliot Higgins), who spoke about how he has become an internationally-renowned expert on the weapons used in the conflict in Syria without leaving his house in Leicester, and Ukrainian investigative journalists Natalie Sedletska and Oleg Khomenok, who discussed the unique open source investigative project Yanukovych Leaks, Anne-Lise Bouyer who taught data visualisation skills using open spurce software as well as spoke about an exciting project Spending Stories and how you can make it yours.See our speakers list.

Timetable 2014:

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NEW HANDBOOKS: 

We have launched three new handbooks at the Conference and Summer School: two in the Longan Series: Information Security for Journalists (available as a free ebook), that helps journalists protect themselves and their sources online, DPA Without the Lawyer, which shows how the Data Protection Act can be used as a tool for journalists, and the CIJ handbook The Investigative Journalist's Guide to Company Accounts that makes accounts accessible to journaliusts that do not have a financial background.  

DPA Without the Lawyer is £6 and The Investigative Journalist's Guide to Company Accounts is £9.50. Both can be purchased from the CIJ office or ordered. Please add £2.50 for P&P. Contact juliet@tcij.org for more information. 

2014 DELEGATES' FEEDBACK:

"Top class speakers."

"Inspiring, lots of great people to meet and start new projects with. Amazing speakers."

"I am coming away inspired and with new skills."

"Greatly exceeded all expectations for content, contacts and firing up my own ideas."

"Learnt so much in three days that I will need three months to go through the information."

"Always something to learn. Great access to speakers. Inthusiastic and knowledgeable fellow delegates."

"Inspired me on a number of issues for my work. Made some new contacts."

"Would have been awful to miss such a fantastic opportunity. Though a first-timer, what I have learned in three days have set in an explosive manner."

"The event couldn't have been better!"

"Gets better every year!"

"A truly enlightening experience! Well worth the money!"

"Exceeded all expectations!"

"The programme was superb. I'll be back!"

 

Bookings

Bookings are now closed. 

Prices 2015.

Prices will be announced in early 2015 and bookings will be open in March 2015. 
You will be able to book for all 3 days or for the conference only. 
NUJ, student* and early bird discounts will aplly. 

*Only full time students qualify for the discount and must present a valid student card. 

Cancellations policy
A full refund, minus £20 handling fee, is offered to cancellations made by email one calendar month before the start of the summer school. 
After that places are not refundable, but are transferable as long as the transfer is like for like or the difference paid.