1. About the Conference

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    #CIJSummer Conference
    14-16 July 2016
    Goldsmiths, University of London

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  2. Timetable 2016


    Plan your time at the Summer Conference. #CIJSummer

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  3. Class Information

    Class Information

    Detailed information about what you can expect at the 2016 CIJ Investigative Journalism 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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    How to get to the CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference venue at Goldsmiths, University of London.

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    Previous Summer Schools

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About the CIJ Summer Conference

#CIJSummer Conference 2017
July 2017
Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London

The CIJ Summer Conference is UK’s only training investigative journalism event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills.

Each year we focus on a particular sets of investigative skills as well as teaching core investigative techniques, including how to conduct financial investigations, covert filming, investigative methodology and much more.

#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 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

Some feedback from Twitter: 



2016 Keynote speakers were:

Rob Wijnberg and Ernst-Jan Pfauth of De Correspondent discuss new journalistic business models with Mark Lee Hunter.
Bastian Obermayer
and Frederik Obermaier of Süddeutsche Zeitung, the two journalists who broke the Panama Papers story. 
US investigative journalist, author and double Pulitzer Prize winner James B. Steele
Editor-in-chief of The Intercept Betsy Reed

Hajo Seppelt - German journalist and author and a specialist on doping in German and international sport. 
The Ferret - Scottish investigative journalism cooperative. As part of our new models for investigative journalism programme. 
Joe Plomin - BBC Panorama journalist will talk about covert filming. 

The topics covered: 


- Data journalism (formerly computer assisted reporting)
- Web scraping
- Open Data, Big Data
- Data Visualisations
- Financial journalism, including tax evasion
- Libel and privacy law
- Story-based inquiry
- Access to information laws, including FOIA
- Covert filming
- Corruption in sport
And much more.

The next #CIJSummer Conference will take place on July 2017. Watch this space. 



"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 have set in an explosive manner."

"Gets better every year!"

"Exceeded all expectations!"

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



Bookings are now closed

The next #CIJSummer Conference will take place in July 2017.

Thank you to everyone who attended #CIJSummer 2016. 

The CIJ does not make any profit on our events, all money raised is used to organise training and conferences. 

Thank you for suppotring the work of the CIJ!