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4th CIJ Logan Symposium

Collective Intelligence

16–19 November 2020

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New Data Journalism Courses

Having sold out all four versions of our new Online Data Journalism courses, we were eager to make some new dates available as soon as possible to meet the demand. The process of translating our training from in-person to a remote online format has thrown up a lot of questions - primarily how to do this without losing the hands-on and practical nature of the courses that makes them so effective.

Story-Based Inquiry Method – New Course Dates

This is one of our longest-running courses. Following on from the success of its online iteration over the past few months, we've just confirmed three new opportunities for you to study the Story-Based Inquiry method and apply it to your investigative research.

Training

30 November – 3 December 2020

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.

7–28 January 2021

Finding Stories with Data – Online

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

18–21 January 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.

1–22 February 2021

Finding Stories with Data – Online

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

Events

19 November 2020

The Limits of FOIA

Presentation: Nicholson Baker vs the CIA Nearly a decade ago, while investigating the possibility that the United States had used biological weapons in the Korean War, one of America’s most inventive and challenging novelists Nicholson Baker requested a series of Air Force documents under the provisions of the U.S.

19 November 2020

I’ve Been Hacked!

From the NSO Group to Wirecard via the activities of groups like Black Cube, Hacking Team and FinFisher, the last few years have seen a worrying trend - especially in collaborative, cross-border investigation - for governments and shady corporates to deploy spyware and private investigators to hack the phones of journalists and political dissidents.

Initiatives

Lyra McKee Bursary

The aim of this bursary scheme is to train people from underprivileged backgrounds, who aspire to become journalists or who are journalists at the very early stages of their career. We knew Lyra personally at the CIJ.

Masterclasses

Too often in the media opportunities and internships go to well-connected, well-heeled young people. As a result the higher echelons of the national media risk being made up largely of those who lack sources within and any common experience with wider society.

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.

£11 Buy Handbook

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.

£7 Buy Handbook

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.

£7 Buy Handbook