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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.

14–15 November 2024

Source!

The Centre for Investigative Journalism present Source! the 10 year anniversary edition of the CIJ Logan Symposium. Investigative journalism is in flux. Journalists need sources, but in the digital age those sources make contact in different ways, and sometimes don’t want to talk to journalists at all.

Training

10–12 September 2024

Financial Investigations – Online (AM)

Whatever your beat – from politics or conflict, to sport, fashion or travel – pursuing impactful investigations requires journalists to examine the actions of private companies. Despite a world of corporate PR spin and complex financial structures that often work to obscure what’s actually going on, there are a wealth of tools and techniques to help investigators.

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

3 July 2024

Election Integrity: The Indian Electoral Bonds Scam [R]

The Electoral Bonds scheme was introduced by the Indian government as a tool to make political donations through banking channels. It was subsequently used by individuals within that government, according to Poonam Agarwal's investigation, to take bribes in the form of donations.

4 July 2024

The AI Revolution: Should We Issue Warnings or Welcomes? [R]

From the potential to erode trust through deep fakes and AI-powered misinformation, to dangers around undermining job security and creative innovation, there are genuine threats and challenges that this technology poses to both journalism and wider society.

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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