Courses

We run scheduled training courses in a range of investigative skills.

Forthcoming course details appear below when they are confirmed, but you can also access the most recent past course details for information.

If you would like to discuss a bespoke programme of training for your organisation, or require more information about the range of skills we cover, please see our Bespoke Training section.

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 […]


Introduction to Code for Journalists

Want to take your first steps with code but not sure how to begin? Or learn how code is being used in the newsroom and if it can help you and your team?  


Web Scraping for Journalists

Scraping – getting a computer to capture information from online sources – is one of the most powerful techniques for data-savvy journalists who want to get to the story first, or find exclusives that no one else has spotted. Paul Bradshaw will show you how to scrape content from the web and find stories that otherwise […]


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.  


Past Courses

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.  


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 […]


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 Visualisation

This evening course aims to introduce you to the principles of visualising data; when, why and how to turn your data into something visual. The do’s and dont’s, the pitfalls, and how to avoid them. Includes a hands-on session trying various tools and techniques to put what you have learned into practice. Goldsmiths, University of London […]