The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Summer Conference Events

28 June 2023

Data journalism: Scraping – 1-2. Hands-on.

Scraping 1 You may have heard of scraping, you may even have done a little yourself. These two sessions set out to demystify the process of getting data from websites where there is no download or export button, and copying and pasting is getting you nowhere.

29 June 2023

Investigating Data with R. Hands-on. Beginner – Intermediate.

Sooner or later you know you’ll come up against a dataset so big it’s going to crash Excel if you even try to open it. Maybe your questions are becoming too complex for Excel’s built-in analytics tools to handle?

28 June 2023

Data Journalism: Spreadsheets. Hands-on. Beginner – Intermediate.

This three-part hands-on express data journalism course will introduce you to the basics of data analysis in Google Sheets. Suitable for beginners (part I) and intermediates (parts II and III). If you are a beginner, we recommend that you take the whole course.

28 June 2023

SQL: an Introduction. Hands-on. Intermediate.

Take the next step after dealing with spreadsheets, and learn how to handle large datasets with SQL. Using SQL makes it possible to handle large amounts of data, to safely share data with others, and most important, to combine tables together by joining.

30 June 2022

Geojournalism: How to Use Satellite Imagery to Verify Information and Uncover New Stories

This presentation takes journalists and analysts through the basics of satellite imagery, geographical data, and using imagery in storytelling to verify information and make new findings.

29 June 2022

Data Journalism: Investigating Data with R. Hands-On. I

So you’ve got the fundamentals of data journalism down. You’re interrogating spreadsheets like a pro and able to use pivot tables like the data Swiss-army-knives they are. But sooner or later you know you’ll come up against a dataset so big it’s going to crash Excel if you even try to open it.

5 July 2021 Deforestation and Supply-Chain Investigations

At this free workshop, you’ll learn about the importance of covering forest-risk commodity trading, the impacts of the production of key commodities

7 July 2021

Investigating Covid Contracts

The COVID-19 response has put a spotlight on health sector spending, be it protective equipment for front-line staff, vaccines, or medicines. Globally, US $13 trillion is spent on contracts with private companies each year and spending on health is one of the largest areas – and also one of the most opaque.

7 July 2021

Aleph: the Tool that Turns Data into Leads

This free session is designed to give you an introduction to Aleph, the tool that turns data into leads.

Finding Needles in Haystacks with Fuzzy Matching

Fuzzy matching is a process for linking up names that are similar, but not quite the same. It has become an increasingly important part of data-led investigations as a way to identify connections between public figures, key people, and companies that are relevant to a story.