Tradecraft

Our mission is to train and champion the traditional craft of professional investigative journalism: what we call TRADECRAFT. Much of our work involves applying fresh tools and methods drawn from technology, science, new media and professional expertise to the work of investigation.


Data-Driven Investigations

This course will give participants an opportunity to brush up on core data skills and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.  


Finding Stories With Data

An introduction to the techniques of data journalism You’ve heard people talking about data, and data journalism and don’t know where to start? Then this one-day course is for you.


Covert Filming

Sometimes, the only way to get to the story is to go undercover. Learn how from our trainers, all experienced experts in the field. This one day course will give you an insight into the many aspects for preparation of an undercover investigation. From technical advice on covert filming equipment and tecniques, to the ethical […]


CIJ Newcastle Conference

Sat 29 September 2018 The Boiler House, Newcastle University #CIJConference After many years of dreaming of taking the CIJ Summer Conference on the road, we are delighted to announce our first CIJ Conference outside London. In association with the Civic Journalism Lab at Newcastle University, we will be holding a one-day conference in the Boiler House, Newcastle […]


Digital Truths: Investigative Journalism and Open Data Workshop

Discover tools, tips and techniques for investigative journalism and designing with open data in this half-day workshop. What to expect How can we use data that is freely available to everyone to tell a different story? Led by the Centre for Investigative Journalism, this workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to finding, interpreting and visualising […]


#CIJSummer and Bureau Local Hack Day

As part of the #CIJSummer pre-conference, we’re running a free hack day in partnership with the Bureau Local to build tools to automate laborious news gathering tasks.


The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ), in association with the Google News Initiative, are delighted to announce the launch of Access to Tools, a new project that will bring skills and techniques available through the Google News Initiative’s suite of applications and other digital tools to local newsrooms, independent media, academics and ordinary citizens around the UK. The CIJ […]


Become an Access to Tools Trainer

  This opportunity has now closed, but sign-up to our newsletter to hear about the rest of the work we’re doing and other vacancies. The Centre for Investigative Journalism and the Google News Initiative are working together to provide free digital tools training in newsrooms across the UK. The recently launched Access to Tools programme will provide […]


Finding Stories With Data

An introduction to the techniques of data journalism You’ve heard people talking about data, and data journalism and don’t know where to start? Then this one-day course is for you.