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5–6 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Story-Based Inquiry Method – Online

This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021. 

6 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Understanding Company Accounts

A two-part session aimed at those who want to understand how to dig into financial statements and identify relevant information for investigations.

Training

7 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Open-Source Intelligence (frequently referred to as OSINT) has been adopted into many investigators’ practice over the past decade and now covers a wide range of skills, tools and techniques. This practical course will teach you the basics of some key areas of OSINT that will help you not only save time in your research, but […]

8 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Financial OSINT. Deep Diving.

Open-Source Intelligence (frequently referred to as OSINT) has become crucial to many investigators’ ability to cross-examine allegations and reports of serious financial crimes. This practical course will take you through real-life cases to teach you the core techniques to conduct deep-dive investigations to uncover opaque global company structures used to facilitate money laundering, corruption, bribery, […]

8 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

This two-part practical online course will guide you through the basics of the freedom of information legislation and equip you with the skills necessary to make successful information requests and appeals. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.

Events

5–8 July 2021

Summer Conference 2021

Designed for journalists. Open to all. 5-8 July 2021. Online. The CIJ Summer Conference is the UK’s only journalism training event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills. The format: #CIJSummer 2021 will be taking place online.

Initiatives

2021: Collaborative Community Journalism

We’re now launching our Collaborative Community Journalism project, and we’re looking for Investigative Fellows to work on projects during 2021.

Lyra McKee Bursary Scheme 2021

We are pleased to announce that the CIJ Lyra McKee Investigative Journalism Training Bursary Scheme is back and we are expanding it to include mentoring! Fully online, it is open to applicants over 18 from the UK and the Republic of Ireland only.

10 May – 30 June 2021

Source Protection Programme

The Source Protection Programme is an advanced information security programme provided free for freelance journalists delivered by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Freedom of The Press Foundation.

  • CIJ Logan Symposium 2020 Roundtable: Building Databases for Transparency
  • 17 November 2020
  • Rebecca Lee CIJ Logan Symposium 2020 CIJ Logan Symposium Financial Investigation Georg Neumann Katherine Eban Jack Poulson Lieke Ploeger Jeremy Merrill Friedrich Lindenberg Jacinta Gonzalez Delphine Reuter Steve Day Naoise Boyle Data Journalism
  • CIJ Logan Symposium 2020 Masterclass: Investigating Procurement
  • 19 November 2020
  • CIJ Logan Symposium CIJ Logan Symposium 2020 Georg Neumann Financial Investigation
  • CIJ Logan Symposium 2020 Masterclass: FOIA Terrorism
  • 18 November 2020
  • Jason Leopold CIJ Logan Symposium 2020 CIJ Logan Symposium Freedom of Information Act
  • CIJ Logan Symposium 2020 Masterclass: Using OpenCorporates for Investigations
  • 18 November 2020
  • Rebecca Lee CIJ Logan Symposium 2020 CIJ Logan Symposium Financial Investigation

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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