Summer School 2010

    Friday 9 July 2010 - Sunday 11 July 2010
    City University London

    With Dr Ben Goldacre (author of Bad Science) and P Sainath (Rural Affairs Editor for The Hindu, India). The CIJ Summer School 2010 is for anyone who needs to upgrade their investigative skills and techniques. Topics covered include:

    • private and public finance
    • protecting sources
    • using the Freedom of Information Act
    • Computer Assisted Reporting techniques
    • advanced internet research including security and anonymity
    • undercover reporting
    • libel and privacy law
    • data visualisations and statistics

    In addition to our regular sessions, this year the school will focus on investigating scientific and pseudo-scientific claims made by the pharmaceuticals, academics, governments and NGOs on issues ranging from health to climate change, from GM crops to nuclear energy. This year the science strand will look at what lies beneath the headlines and getting beyond the spin. It aims to contribute to our understanding of health, climate, and nuclear issues and the way they are currently being reported, to provide publicly available tools in sourcing arguments and counter-arguments, and evaluating the evidence.

    Other speakers include: Raj Bairoliya, James Ball, Heather Brooke, David Donald, Sally Gainsbury, Mark Hunter, David McCandless, Dr Vivek Muthu, Cynthia O’Murchu, Luuk Sengers, Dr Alicia White and more.

    The school is open to all.

    registration fees
    Group discounts available. The number of places is limited.

    full price – £450
    NUJ members – £300
    students – £120

    Unfortunately we are unable to offer concessionary rates other than to NUJ members and students.

    cancellations
    Full refunds minus £15 handling fee will be offered for cancellations made a full calendar month before the start of the event.

    No cancellations are offered after that date but places are transferable.

    comments from last year’s summer school

    ‘A hub of diverse knowledge that takes years of experience, gained in a weekend – invaluable!’

    ‘A wonderful, enriching, empowering few days!’