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Summer Conference Events

29 June 2023

Getting Green Scoops Using Environmental Law

Learn how to leverage the law to obtain ‘green’ information from government departments, regulators and even some private companies. The Environmental Information Regulations (EIRs) - the ‘Sister Act’ of FOIA legislation - is a simple and powerful tool that allows access to public-interest information about the environment.

29 June 2023

Source Protection Programme: Collaborating Across Borders

This session will cover a practical mix of data security tips and models for workflows that journalists can use when collaborating across borders. The session will be most useful for participants who already have some of their own digital security practices in place or have basic knowledge of digital security fundamentals.

29 June 2023

Source Protection Programme: Phishing 101

Phishing is a digital attempt by a bad actor (e.g. hackers, data-mining companies) to persuade you to reveal your personal information (e.g. passwords, credit card numbers) often received via email or text message.

29 June 2023

Time Travel for Beginners: How to Create and Use Web Archives. Hands-on.

Hands-on. Ever relied upon an online source, only later to find it deleted or changed? Ever wanted to travel back in time? This class will cover the next best thing: web archives. We'll look at getting the most out of resources like the Wayback Machine -- what they're good for, and what they're not.

28 June 2023

Web Basics: How the Web Works and How to Scrape It. Hands-on. [B]

Hands-on. Beginner. Have you ever wondered how exactly your stories reach your readers? Ever wanted to know how to build a simple webpage? Or how to scrape information from a website onto your computer?

29 June 2023

OSINT: Investigation Using Images

Taught by Paul Myers, one of Europe’s top open-source intelligence specialists, this session will focus on using images in an investigation. It will show how to find images, including searching by face, finding locations and verifying information using reverse image searching.

29 June 2023

OSINT: Finding People

Taught by Paul Myers, one of Europe's top open-source intelligence specialists, this session will demonstrate techniques for locating and investigating people using various resources and detective skills like jigsaw identification.

28 June 2023

Oil Trade Tracking. Hands-on.

Hands-on. This class will introduce participants to approaches to tracking and reporting on the opaque oil trade. The trainers will explain the value of commodity tracking through the presentation of some powerful stories that relied on the practice.

28 June 2023

Satellite Imagery: First Steps

Hands-on This talk will build participants' knowledge of the available sources of satellite imagery, what their respective strengths are and how to use them effectively. - Review of different sources: Planet, Sentinel-2, LandSat-7 and Maxar — we set out the main options in more detail in a recent Substack post.

28 June 2023

Data Journalism: SQL. An Introduction. Hands-on. [B+I]

Hands-on. Intermediate. Take the next step after interviewing spreadsheets, and learn how to handle large datasets with SQL. SQL allows us to expand the scope of our data-driven work, to safely share data with others, and most importantly, to combine tables together through joining.