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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.

7 July 2021

Reporting Poverty: Narratives Around Need

Poverty and inequality sit at the heart of a huge range of issues in both the US and UK and yet so much of journalism features at best a superficial view, at worst exploitation and condemnation of people experiencing poverty.

18 November 2020

Investigating Islamism

How far should a journalist go when it comes to investigating radical Islamism, and what are the dangers? What methods work best - undercover reporting online, the interpretation of documents, social media analysis, documentary or on-the-ground reporting?

6 July 2019

Fiona Hamilton: A Life in Crime

How has crime reporting changed, and what are the new challenges of the beat? In a rare and wide-ranging conversation Fiona Hamilton, Crime and Security Editor of The Times, talks to Duncan Campbell, veteran crime reporter at the Guardian, and author of the new book Underworld: The Inside Story of Britain’s Professional and Organised Crime.

11 July 2020

Katherine Eban: Covid-19, Pharmaceuticals and Public Health.

Katherine Eban, an award-winning New York-based investigative journalist, reports on public health and pharmaceuticals for Vanity Fair and is the author of the New York Times bestseller Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom.

6 July 2020

Can Dündar: Arrest, Escape and Exile.

Can Dündar will deliver our annual Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture. Can Dündar is a distinguished Turkish journalist with over 40 years of experience writing, editing and making investigative documentaries.

6 July 2019

Maria Ressa: Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture

A Filipino-American journalist and author and co-founder of the innovative news site Rappler.com, Maria Ressa delivers our annual Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture. Maria has been fearlessly reporting on the extrajudicial killings and human rights violations occurring in the Philippines under the Duterte regime.

4 July 2019

Unlimited Power: Investigating Tony Robbins

In May 2019, BuzzFeed News published a major investigation into the world’s most famous self-help guru Tony Robbins, who claims to have revolutionised millions of lives including some of the most vulnerable.

4 July 2019

Top-Shopped: Investigating Sir Philip Green

In this talk you will hear about the hard-hitting investigation the speaker co-authored for the Telegraph: uncovering the behaviour of businessman Sir Philip Green. You will hear how the investigation began and evolved, the role of whistleblowers, and about the injunction that almost shut it down.

5 July 2019

The Panama Papers: Screening + Q&A with Bastian Obermayer and Simon Bowers

The biggest global corruption scandal in history, and the hundreds of journalists who risked their lives to break the story. This documentary from Alex Winter charts the story of this huge cross-border collaboration, from first contact with the source to the coordinated international publication.