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Summer Conference Events

29 June 2022

Data Journalism – Google Sheets – Hands-On

This three-part hands-on express data journalism course will introduce you to the basics of data analysis in Google Sheets. Suitable for beginners.

30 June 2022

Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

This two-part practical course will guide you through the basics of freedom of information legislation and equip you with the skills necessary to make successful information requests and appeals.

30 June 2022

Open Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT)

This short course is for those new to open-source intelligence. It will cover a wide range of digital tools and methodologies that can be used for investigations. Participants will be introduced to many techniques and platforms and provided with guidance on how to use them.

29 June 2022

Story-Based Inquiry Method

The course sets out the Story-Based Inquiry (SBI) method, which has been successfully used by thousands of journalists, academics and NGO researchers since its publication by UNESCO in 2009. The method can be used for feature writing or documentary filmmaking as well as reportage.

30 June 2022

Finding Stories with Data – Hands-On

You may already know something about data journalism, but are unsure how to start an actual story. In these sessions we will delve into some real data, looking for a real story, starting with an idea, downloading the data, cleaning it, exploring it, and finding the leads to stories in it –using the methods you would need in a data-led enquiry, and in the order you would use them.

8 July 2021

Financial OSINT. Deep Diving.

Open-Source Intelligence (frequently referred to as OSINT) has become crucial to many investigators’ ability to cross-examine allegations and reports of serious financial crimes. This practical course will take you through real-life cases to teach you the core techniques to conduct deep-dive investigations to uncover opaque global company structures used to facilitate money laundering, corruption, bribery, […]

6 July 2021

Understanding Company Accounts

A two-part session aimed at those who want to understand how to dig into financial statements and identify relevant information for investigations.

7 July 2021

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Open-Source Intelligence (frequently referred to as OSINT) has been adopted into many investigators’ practice over the past decade and now covers a wide range of skills, tools and techniques. This practical course will teach you the basics of some key areas of OSINT that will help you not only save time in your research, but […]

8 July 2021

Using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

This two-part practical online course will guide you through the basics of freedom of information legislation and equip you with the skills necessary to make successful information requests and appeals. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.

5–6 July 2021

Story-Based Inquiry Method – Online

This four-part online course, which takes place over two days gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.