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.


The CIJ and the Google News Initiative to continue delivering Access to Tools

– The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is delighted to announce that it will be continuing its partnership with the Google News Initiative. Building on the success of last year’s training that was launched in Newcastle in September 2018, the Access to Tools programme will see the CIJ lead 25 workshops between May and December […]

Laura Garcia training in Newcastle

Introduction to Code for Journalists

Code can help with a wide range of journalistic research tasks, from collating and cleaning data to automating the monitoring of public information. If you want to learn coding skills to speed up and enhance your own research, this course is for you.


Finding Stories With Data

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.


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.  


Three-day deep dive into Data Journalism

Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data” (26 April) with “Data-Driven Investigations” (27 & 28 April). We offer a 10% discount for booking both courses at the same time.


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.


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.  


Newcastle #CIJConference

We have finally realised our dream to take the CIJ Summer Conference outside London with a one-day conference at Newcastle University on Saturday (29 September). The day was made possible thanks to the support of the Google News Initiative and marked the launch of our Access to Tools training. We’re delighted to report that the […]


Web Scraping for Journalists

Faster than FOI and more detailed than advanced search techniques, scraping also allows you to grab data that organisations would rather you didn’t have – and put it into a form that allows you to get answers.