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.

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.


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.  


Sometimes, the only way to get to the story is to go undercover. Learn how from our trainers, all experienced experts in the field.


Investigating Data with R

This one-day course will teach you how to get the most out of one of the most popular programming languages for data journalism tasks.


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?  


Past Courses

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.


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 […]


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.  


Using SQL to Dig Into Databases

When Excel is not enough for your data analysis – graduate to SQL! #CIJCourses   Goldsmiths University of London 7 April 2018 If you’ve already been bitten by the #data journalism bug, you should know that #SQL is like #Excel, but on steroids!  It makes data crunching flexible, faster, safer and more sophisticated. It’s more like […]