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We’re hiring – Project Manager (fixed-term contract)

We’re now seeking a highly motivated Project Manager with a clear understanding of the debates and issues surrounding media and journalism, and experience of working on issues relating to the environment or climate change.

2–16 September 2021

Web Scraping for Journalists

This three-part workshop in web scraping is designed for reporters with no knowledge of scraping or programming and provides foundational skills for getting original stories by compiling data across a range of online sources.

Training

26 July – 13 August 2021

Deep Dive into Data Journalism – Online

Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data  – Online, Intensive” (4 sessions: 26-29 July 2021) with “Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive” (5 sessions: 09-13 August 2021).

26–29 July 2021

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.

9–13 August 2021

Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive

This course will give participants an opportunity to take their core data skills to the next level and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.

Events

6 July 2021

#CIJSummer Keynotes: Associated Press’s Global Investigations Editor Ron Nixon

We are delighted to welcome Ron Nixon, Global Investigations Editor at the Associated Press, as this year's #CIJSummer Keynote speaker. An award winning investigative journalist, editor and data journalist, Ron talks about his investigative career, moving from press to news agency, and about a year on the job conducting global investigations.

7 July 2021

Reporting Russia: Independent Journalism Under Putin

Doing investigative journalism in Russia has never been an easy task, but now it is harder than ever. Following the arrest of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, the crackdown on media critical of the Kremlin and of President Putin himself has started in earnest.

7 July 2021

Reporting Poverty: Narratives Around Need

Poverty and inequality sit at the heart of a huge range of issues in both the US and UK and yet so much of journalism features at best a superficial view, at worst exploitation and condemnation of people experiencing poverty.

8 July 2021

Investigating Africa

What’s it like trying to do in-depth reportage on a government deeply intolerant of criticism? British author Michela Wrong, who has published a controversial new book on Rwanda, and Tanzanian journalist Erick Kabendera, jailed under the presidency of John Magufuli, discuss the challenges of working in sub-Saharan Africa with fellow writer Rosalind Russell.

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.

#CIJ Masterclasses 2021

For those working in the journalism industry, the era of Covid-19 has has been rocky, to say the least. In such a precarious climate, the danger is that the jobs go to the well-heeled and well-connected rather than those who are necessarily best at doing the job.

  • #CIJSummer Keynotes: Associated Press’s Global Investigations Editor Ron Nixon
  • 6 July 2021
  • CIJ Summer Conference #CIJSummer 2021
  • #CIJSummer: No Country Left Behind? The Indian Covid-19 catastrophe
  • 5 July 2021
  • #CIJSummer 2021 CIJ Summer Conference
  • #CIJSummer: Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture: Wa Lone
  • 5 July 2021
  • CIJ Summer Conference #CIJSummer 2021
  • #CIJSummer: Reporting Russia: Independent Journalism Under Putin
  • 7 July 2021
  • #CIJSummer 2021 CIJ Summer Conference

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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