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    22-24 June 2017
    Goldsmiths, University of London
     

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About the CIJ Summer Conference

#CIJSummer Conference 2017
How to Fact-check 'Alternative Facts'

Thu 22 - Sat 24 June 
(Please note the earlier than usual date)
Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London


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 fact checking, holding the strong and powerful to account to grassroots journalism projects with hands-on classes, case studies and talks. 

Keynote Speakers

NEW!
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. 

NEW!
Michelle Ye Hee Lee - is a reporter at The Washington Post's famous Fact Checker. 'Been fact-checking before it got cool'. See her experience of fact-cheking the US Presidential campaign. 

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 Memorial Lecture

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 Beast, Newsweek, and Atlantic Monthly.

Others - TBC

Topics covered: 

- Fact-checking techniques
- Counteracting propaganda
- Data journalism
- Data visualisations
- Financial journalism
- Access to information laws, including FoIA
- Covert filming
- Story-based inquiry method
And much more. 

In this year's conference we will remember and honour our late director Gavin MacFadyen and legendary data journalism trainer David Donald. Both died of lung cancer last year.  

#CIJSummer 2016 in the media:

Media Matters: Innovation holds the key to industry's survival by Colette Sexton for The Sunday Business Post
Information Security for Journalists: Protecting your data and sources online by Colette Sexton Caroline Scott for journalism.co.uk
3 Challenges the Bristol Cable Faces as it continues to grow by Caroline Scott for journalism.co.uk
The Ferret's road to sustainability as a media co-operative by Catalina Albeanu for journalism.co.uk
Attending Conference on Investigative Journalism by Zabihullah Noori for The Refugee Journalism Project
Learning About Tools for Investigative Journalism
by Vivienne Francis for The Refugee Journalism Project
 

PAST DELEGATES' FEEDBACK:

"Fantastic, inspiring, progressive, forward-thinking and very well organised." 

"Probably the best and most valuable event of my life. Quality programme, quality people, well organised."  
 
"The biggest disappointment was having to be in three places at once!"
 
"Absolutely brilliant and utterly inspiring." 
 
"Well worth the money!"

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

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

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

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

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

"Gets better every year!"

"Exceeded all expectations!"

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

 

Bookings

Bookings are now OPEN

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT - 15%
Till Tue 4 April 2017. 

Big Organisations (10+ people)
Days 1-3 - £399 (full price - £470)
Day 1 - £159 (full price - £188)
Day 2 - £159 (full price - £188)
Day 3 - £92 (full price - £108)

Freelancers and Small Organisations (fewer than 10 people) 
Days 1-3 - £314 (full price - £370)
Day 1 - £127 (full price - £150)
Day 2 - £127 (full price - £150)
Day 3 - £75 (full price - £88)

Full-time Students
Days 1-3 - £151 (full price - £178)
Day 3 - £45 (£53)

To book:  
1. Please REGISTER FIRST HERE

2. Then make a payment either by a bank transfer or via PayPal. 
Your place in NOT confirmed until a full payment is received. Please see our cancellation policy below.


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