About the Summer School
12-14 July 2013 at City University London
Theme: High Risk Investigations
The 2013 summer school will focus on high risk investigations: taking on greedy corporations, secretive governments, cheats, criminals and predatory celebrities.
We will also be focusing on internet security and surveillance - with practical advice for journalists and everyone needing electronic protection.
Another new strand this year is web documentaries and how they can help investigative journalists, especially those working with data, present their projects on the web in an interesting and interactive way.
The Case of Jimmy Savile. A panel discussion with:
Mark Williams-Thomas - broke the story about the allegations of child abuse by Jimmy Savile on television in his documentary for ITV Exposure: the Other Side of Jimmy Savile. The programme won a prestigious Royal Television Society Award in 2012 for the best Home News coverage.
Paul Connew - former editor of the Sunday Mirror, who investigated claims by two women who claimed they were abused by Jimmy Savile, but decided against running the story at the time.
Miles Goslett - is a free-lance journalist who tried to publish a story about investigations into Jimmy Savile by Newsnight and was turned down by seven national newspapers.
Gavin Millar QC - Defamation and Privacy Lawyer, Doughty Street Chambers.
Other keynote speakers - TBC.
NEW speakers this year:
Arjen Kamphuis - information security specialist, co-founder and chief technology officer of Gendo. He will be focusing on internet and information security. With practical, hands-on workshops and talks.
Katerina Cizek - an award-winning Canadian documentary film maker and web creator. Director of The Highrise - a webdoc series on life in residential skyscrapers. She will be teaching about web documentary making.
Ian Cobain - is a senior reporter for the Guardian and the author of Cruel Britannia: a Secret History of Torture. He will be talking about the findings in his book.
The programme includes:
- Data journalism
- Understanding company accounts
- Tax avoidance
- Libel and privacy law
- Internet security and surveillance
- Covert filming
- Courts and reporting local councils
- Story-based inquiry
- Freedom of Information Act
Here are some comments from previous years' participants:
'I loved it! What more can I say? I will be back next time!'
'An inspirational 3 days. Gives an injection of enthusiasm for journalists at difficult time for our profession. A reminder of WHY it matters.'
'Brilliant! Loved every minute! Thank you very much indeed!'
'Do I really have to write it?! Excellent!'
'See you next year!'
'My first event – unmissable! Great choice of themes/subjects!'
Bookings for 2013 Summer School are now open. Please complete the booking form to reserve a place before returning to this page if you want to pay by Google Checkout. Your place is not confirmed until a full payment is received.
Prices (all three days)
Full price - £450
NUJ - £350
Student** - £150
Full price - £170
NUJ - £150
All keynote speeches are open to the general public. Tickets are £5 (£3 - students and concessions) to be paid in cash on the door. ***
*There are only a limited number of one day passes available.
** Only full time students qualify for the student discount. All students must present a valid student card.
*** One ticket per keynot