Investigative Journalism Conference - Sat 5 July

    Saturday 5 July 2014
    New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

    Welcome to the CIJ Investigative Journalism Conference!


    A full day of talks and discussions by the world's leading journalists, covering issues as varied as the financial future of investigative journalism, surveillance, digital storytelling and how newsrooms need digital journalism in order to survive as well as opportunity to meet likeminded people and get updated on the developments in the world of investigative journalism.

    The conference is part of the CIJ investigative journalism summer school, but it's a stand alone event and can be attended separately.

    It's an excellent way to learn about the latest trends in investigative journalism, to hear some of the leading journalist in the UK and internationally and to network with journalists from all over the world.

    The price includes lunch and our much loved networking drinks reception.

    It will also feature a walk-in computer and internet security advice clinic. Including information on how to protect sources. (Please see below for more information).

    The Conference Timetable:

    8:30 - 9:00 - registration
    9:00 - 9:15 - welcome

    9:15 - 10:15 - Dana Priest
    Pulitzer Prize winning journalist of the Washington Post.
    Reporting on Intelligence: Lessons, Ideas, Sources and Methods.

    10:30 - 11:30 - Aron Pilhofer - Journalists will Save Journalism
    The newly appointed Executive Editor of Digital for the Guardian, and former Associate Manager of Digital Strategy for the New York Times.
    Journalists will save journalism.
    The modern digital newsroom must be remade if serious journalism is to survive. No one is going to make that happen but us.

    11:45 - 12:45 - Lena Thiele
    One of Europe's leading web-creator and creative director of interactive media (watch her latest project netwars about cyberwarfare) will be talking about the strategies for interactive storytelling.
    Transmedia Storytelling - where story, audience and technology meet how to create and produce an international transmedia IP, from the idea to the production of a strategy for cross-platform storytelling.

    12:45 - 14:00 - Lunch for delegates and speakers

    14:00 - 15:00 - William Binney one of the most senior whistleblowers ever to have emerged from the shadows of the US intelligence establishment will talk about his experience.

    15:15 - 16:15 - New Financial Models for Investigative Journalism
    With Israel Mirsky (Uncoverage), Mark Watts (Exaro), Christopher Hird (TBIJ),  others - TBC.
    We will be discussing if investigative journalism can sustain itself in the digital world or whether it will continue to need to be subsidised by other departments.

    16:30 - 17:30 - Julian Assange and Sarah Harrison (Wikileaks, via Skype)

    17:40 - 18:40 - Nick Davies reflecting on the relationshop between the police and the press. In conversation with David Leigh.

    18:45 - 21:00 - Drinks reception

    Walk-in computer security clinic: Getting hands-on, installing the tools for digital self-defense
    (all day)

    If the talk on infosecurity gave you an appetite for getting hands on with the tools for digtital self-defense then visit the security zone on Saturday with you laptop. We will get hands on and set up various tools to browse anonymously, chat and mail with encryption and prevent data-loss from theft/confiscation of laptops and storage media. This will include the TOR-browser, Truecrypt, PGP mailcrypto, OTR-chat.

    The software tools we will be using are all free of cost and will work on Windows, Mac and Linux laptops. They will not work on iPads and
    Android tablets. Please bring a laptop you are able/allowed to install software on and contact us with any specific questions beforehand.


    Full price: £160
    NUJ members: £125
    Students: £75*
    Special offer for Goldsmiths students only: £65* **

    One day

    *All students must be full time students with a valid student card.
    ** Goldsmiths students can pay by bank transfer, cheque or cash at the CIJ office in the Media Research Building (first floor). No PayPal payments available for the Goldsmiths students rate.

    Please RESERVE YOUR PLACE before making any payments.

    PAYPAL payments

    If you want to attend all three days of the summer school, please see the Summer School page.