#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2017

    Thursday 22 June 2017 - Saturday 24 June 2017
    Goldsmiths, University of London
    How to Fact-check 'Alternative Facts'

    The CIJ Summer Conference is UK’s only investigative journalism training event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills. This year we will focus on the skills needed to counteract the world of 'alternative facts' and plain lies: from fact-checking, holding the strong and powerful to account to grassroots journalism projects with hands-on classes, case studies and talks. 

    You can book for all three days of the conference or for individual days. The first two days will be more hands-on, while the final day will feature keynote talks and discussions, as well as networking and clinics. 
    Keynote Speakers Day (Sat 24 June):
    09:30 - Welcome and introduction of the Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture.
    09:50 - The inaugural Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture will be delivered by a Mexican journalist Anabel Hernández, who has confronted head-on – at significant personal risk to her and her family – corruption and the narcotics trade in Mexico.
    11:10 - Fact-Checking the US Presidential Elections. Reporter at The Washington Post's famous Fact Checker, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, who's 'been fact-checking before it got cool' will share her experience and skills of fact-cheking the US Presidential campaign.
    12:10 - Speakers and delegates lunch.
    13:10 - Useful journalistic tools and networking sessions 
    14:20 - How to fight 'Alternative Facts'? - a panel discussion with Natalia Antelava (Coda Story), Jessikka Aro (A Finnish journalists who investigated Russian internet trolls), Jasper Jackson (Assistant Media Editor of The Guardian), Alastair Reid (journalist, formerly from First Draft News). Chaired by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola (Birmingham School of Media).
    15:50 - Talk TBC
    17:00 - Drinks reception and networking.