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Open Climate Reporting Initiative

Climate change is a multi-faceted problem in which the issues at play are interlinked and complex, running across many different fields; scientific, financial and political. Finding solutions requires an understanding of these issues that can be facilitated through access to high-quality, trusted information and the ability to construct compelling narratives.

15 July – 2 August 2024

Deep Dive into Data Journalism – Online (AM)

Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data  – Online, Intensive” (4 sessions: 15-16, 18-19 July 2024) with “Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive” (5 sessions: 29 July-2 August 2024).

Training

17 July 2024

Digital Tools for Investigation

Digital Tools for Investigation is a two-hour workshop covering a wide range of digital tools and methodologies that can be used for investigations.

7–11 October 2024

Investigating Data with R

So you’ve got the fundamentals of data journalism down. You’re interrogating spreadsheets like a pro and able to use pivot tables like the data Swiss-army-knives they are. But sooner or later you know you’ll come up against a dataset so big it’s going to crash Excel if you even try to open it.

21–25 October 2024

Data Investigations with Python

Harness the power of Python and the versatile data analysis library Pandas to supercharge your journalism and work with large data sources in an efficient and reproducible way. This course will be hands-on using Google Colab to write, run and manage the code you write as part of the course.

Events

28 June 2023

Olga Rudenko: How to Run a Successful Media Start-up in Times of War

The Kyiv Independent, an English language start-up in Ukraine, was only a few months old when Russia invaded. When - in one of the biggest media scandals of the Zelensky's presidency - the editorial team of an older English language publication, the Kyiv Post, were fired for defending editorial independence, they came together to form the Kyiv Independent in November 2022.

29 June 2023

Making It Count: Using Data to Tell Stories from the Climate Crisis

We are already seeing the impacts of the climate crisis, and many are so wide-ranging and devastating that they are difficult to comprehend. Many journalists are taking the skills and techniques of data journalism and applying these to the disastrous ramifications of climate change.

Initiatives

10 May 2021

Source Protection Programme

The Source Protection Programme is a unique operational and information security training course, delivered online through hands-on practical training sessions and interactive resources. The programme is developed and delivered by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Freedom of The Press Foundation.

Climate Change in News Media

Between December 2022 and July 2023, and in partnership with UNESCO, we executed proposed activities under the Climate Change in News Media project. Collaborating with Adisi-Cameroon for Francophone Africa and the Centre for Journalism, Innovation and Development (CJID) for Anglophone Africa, we directly trained 40 journalists from 14 media organisations from 4 countries, namely Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana and Nigeria.

  • #CIJSummer: Broken Promises: Greenwashing Uncovered
  • 28 June 2023
  • #CIJSummer 2023 CIJ Summer Conference Elfredah Kevin-Alerechi Sechaba Mokhethi Akintunde Babatunde Ed Davey Nigeria Environmental Journalism
  • #CIJSummer: Patricia Devlin - Investigating Crime and Paramilitarism in Northern Ireland
  • #CIJSummer 2023 CIJ Summer Conference Patricia Devlin Northern Ireland
  • #CIJSummer: Ukraine - Investigations in the Shadow of Invasion
  • 29 June 2023
  • #CIJSummer 2023 CIJ Summer Conference Elena Loginova OCCRP Ukraine
  • #CIJSummer: Flash Floods - How to Report when Climate Disaster Strikes
  • 28 June 2023
  • #CIJSummer 2023 CIJ Summer Conference Dr Tobi Oluwatola Lina Yassin Environmental Journalism

The Investigative Journalist’s Guide to Company Accounts

by Raj Bairoliya

An introduction from the author, Raj Bairoliya A little history is in order. A dozen or so years ago, I was complaining to my friend Michael Gillard about the standard of financial investigative journalism in the UK – it was a matter of serious concern to me as I make my living from investigating wrongdoing.

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The Hidden Scenario

by Luuk Sengers and Mark Lee Hunter

The Hidden Scenario focuses on how making a scenario can help you investigate. Part One details the basic principles of constructing a chronology. In Part Two, we move on to the construction of powerful scenes.

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The Story Tells the Facts

by Luuk Sengers and Mark Lee Hunter

This book will help you to make your investigative writing better by focusing on writing skills, because they transpose very well into other media. To order, please complete the order form. If you can tell a story in words and capture information in a narrative, the odds of telling a good story in film or radio go up, too.

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