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.

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. In one day you will learn what data is available and how to find it, how to interrogate it using software such as MS Excel […]


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. #CIJCourses Drawing from real life examples and scenarios, this course will guide attendees from hypothesis to story, including sections on working with spreadsheets, scraping and importing data, investigating people and […]


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. In one day you will learn what data is available and how to find it, how to interrogate it using software such as MS Excel […]


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?   Course Outline #CIJCourses This weekend workshop is designed as an introductory primer to learning to code, showing recent story examples, explaining […]


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. In one day you will learn what data is available and how to find it, how to interrogate it using software such as MS Excel […]


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. #CIJCourses Drawing from real life examples and scenarios, this course will guide attendees from hypothesis to story, including sections on working with spreadsheets, scraping and importing data, investigating people and […]


Past Courses

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. Goldsmiths, University of London […]


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 […]


OpenCorporates for Journalists

Exploring the corporate world through data. If there is one thing that Panama Papers proved, it is that anonymous companies and opaque jurisdictions allow money and assets to be kept secret, making it difficult for investigators to detect corruption, money laundering and organized crime. Goldsmiths, University of London SE14 6NW 24 March 2018 12:30 – […]