Course Calendar

We offer a number of courses throughout the year as well as bespoke training to media organisations, Universities and NGOs both in the UK and internationally.

We specialise in training in the areas of database journalism and Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR), advanced internet research, digital security and online anonymity, forensic accounting and financial document analysis, investigating offshore accounts and tax havens, using the Freedom of Information, hypothesis-based investigative writing and story-building, libel and privacy law, and covert recording.

Covert 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.#CIJCourses 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 and legal points that must be considered before embarking on this kind of investigative project.  Our trainers are experienced professionals, who've worked on dozens of covert filming projects and have seen it all!   
1 December 2017
Goldsmiths University of London
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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. #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 companies and the latest tools and techniques.  The data is rarely the story in itself. This weekend will help you find the human face to add impact and relevance.    
2 December 2017 - 3 December 2017
Room 305, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London
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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. #CIJCourses
17 January 2018 - 18 January 2018
Room TBC, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London
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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.
22 January 2018
Room 305, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London
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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.
23 January 2018 - 25 January 2018
Room - TBC, Goldsmiths, University of London
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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?     
10 February 2018 - 11 February 2018
Goldsmiths, University of London
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