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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 its success at the 2020 #CIJSummer Conference, we've just confirmed two new opportunities for you to study the Story-Based Inquiry method and apply it to your investigative research.

Training

28 September – 1 October 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 October 2020

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.

8–29 October 2020

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.

7–10 December 2020

Story-Based Inquiry Method – Online, Intensive

This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report.

Events

11 July 2020

US Protests and the Role of the Media

Whether it's the storm of false reports and unverified information that appear around protests, the danger faced by reporters on the ground from the police and security forces, or the close relevance of a protest to one's own experience and personal history, these events can be the most complex and difficult to cover.

11 July 2020

Katherine Eban: Covid-19, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health.

Katherine Eban, an award-winning New York-based investigative journalist, reports on public health and pharmaceuticals for Vanity Fair and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.

11 July 2020

Following the Science: Health and Science Reporting From Inside a Crisis.

The Covid-19 pandemic has made all of us follow science and heath reports like never before, reinforcing the importance of the work that health and science reporters do. Meet some of the people behind the headlines, sharing their experience of covering the health and science beat during a global pandemic: from misinformation to reliable sources, from scientific and government reports to witnessing human resilience and tragedy.

6 July 2020

Can Dündar: Arrest, Escape and Exile.

Can Dündar will deliver our annual Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture. Can Dündar is a distinguished Turkish journalist with over 40 years of experience writing, editing and making investigative documentaries.

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.

  • CIJSummer. US Protests and the Role of the Media.
  • 11 July 2020
  • #CIJSummer 2020 CIJ Summer Conference Andrea May Sahouri Montinique Monroe Craig Silverman Kofi Smiles US protests photojournalism Fact-checking
  • CIJ Summer. Katherine Eban: COVID-19, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health.
  • 11 July 2020
  • CIJ Summer Conference #CIJSummer 2020 Katherine Eban Health Journalism
  • CIJSummer. Can Dündar. Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture.
  • 6 July 2020
  • Can Dündar CIJ Summer Conference #CIJSummer 2020 Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture Turkey
  • CIJSummer. Covid-19: A Data Story. UK and Sweden.
  • 6 July 2020
  • Helena Bengtsson John Burn-Murdoch Pamela Duncan CIJ Summer Conference #CIJSummer 2020 data journalism Health 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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