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    22-24 June 2017
    Goldsmiths, University of London

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    Details about what to expect at the 2017 CIJ Investigative Journalism Summer Conference.



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About the CIJ Summer Conference

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

Thu 22 - Sat 24 June 
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. 

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2017 Keynote Speakers

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. Anabel delivered the inaugural Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture
"Anabel was inspiring and her experiences and passion despite difficult circumstances show why we have to keep on keeping on. Exactly the fearless journalism Gavin supported. " (From the 2017 feedback). 

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-checking the US Presidential campaign. 

Aron Pilhofer - James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innoation at Temple University, University of  Minnesota and former Executive Editor of Digital at the Guardia and before that Associate Managing Editor for Digital Strategy at The New York Times. Aron will share his expertise of bringing digital and data journalism into newsrooms. 
"Lots of practical examples and applications. Very topical."
"It was fun, eloquent and he just was a really good speaker." (From the 2017 feedback). 

How to fight 'Alternative Facts'? - a panel discussion with Natalia Antelava (Coda Story), Jessikka Aro (A Finnish journalists who investigated Russian internet trolls), Jasper Jackson (Assistant Media Editor of The Guardian), Alastair Reid