Previous Events

Jimmy Wales on fake news and how to beat it
Is our news diet making us ill? As the mainstream print media retrenches and new kinds of partisan, “activist”, corporate and fact-free “alternative” media fill the vacuum, the media we consume is full of more hidden additives than ever. What can be done about it? Is it enough to check facts, or is the increasing overpopulation of factoids, and think tanks and activist...
Thursday 2 November 2017 Room LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London - 5:00pm Full details
Lowell Bergman On Russia Versus US And The Role Of Investigative Journalism
18:30 - 20:00 In the second of our #LOGANCIJ Talks In the wake of President Trump, there’s been a welcome resurgence of interest in investigative journalism in the United States. But what should its role be? Lowell Bergman, one of the world’s most famous and respected investigative journalists alive whose investigation into the tobacco industry inspired the film The Insider,...
Tuesday 10 October 2017 Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, 8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW Full details
Pussy Riot: Russia’s Official Media And How To Subvert It
Maria Alyokhina, a political activist, artist and founding member of the punk collective Pussy Riot, was convicted in 2012 of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years in prison. Upon her release she helped found Media Zona, an independent media outlet which aims to hold Russia’s justice system to account. In the first of our daring new #...
Wednesday 13 September 2017 1pm-3:30pm - LG02 PSH Building, Goldsmiths University, 8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW Full details
#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2017
#CIJSummer 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...
Thursday 22 June 2017 - Saturday 24 June 2017 Goldsmiths, University of London Full details
Community Journalism Conference
  As we come to the end of our project to bring investigative skills to independent community journalists, we'll be holding an event to celebrate the work of those who've engaged with the project, while at the same time, reflect on the current challenges facing the sector and the emerging responses to those challenges.  The event will take place on Saturday 1 April, starting at...
Saturday 1 April 2017 Goldsmiths University, 8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW Full details
From FOIA to Front Page: Unpacking an investigation into airstrike civilian casualties
#CIJTalks Room PSH314, Professor Stuart Hall building, Goldsmiths, University of London Thu 9 February at 6:30pm In August 2015, US reporter Joseph Trevithick of War is Boring obtained an unexpected document as part of bundle of CENTCOM Freedom of Information releases, which related to the US-led Coalition's air war against so-called Islamic State. The previously secret file identified...
Thursday 9 February 2017 Room PSH314, Professor Stuart Hall building, Goldsmiths, University of London Full details
INVITATION: A Celebration of Gavin MacFadyen's Life
The Centre for Investigative Journalism and the family of Gavin MacFadyen and Susan Benn would like to invite all friends and supporters of Gavin MacFadyen: students, researchers, journalists, editors - everyone who knew him and who values investigative journalism to a Celebration of Gavin's Life. The event will take place on Thursday 8th of December at 5pm at the Great Hall of...
Thursday 8 December 2016 Great Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London Full details
TODAY: A Celebration of Gavin's Life
A Celebration of the Life of GavinMacFadyen will take place today at 5pm at the Great Hall, Goldsmiths, University of London.  You can see the Goldsmiths' campus map here. Please come through the main entrance on Lewisham Way.   If you would like to attend, please register here.   
Thursday 8 December 2016 Goldsmiths, University of London Full details
Covering the Military: Lessons Fom a Former Insider. Joe Glenton to Speak at Goldsmiths
Joe Glenton, a London-based national security reporter covering the UK military and defence issues will be speaking at a free public event hosted by the CIJ at Goldsmiths University on Thursday 27 October.  When the war on terror began, Glenton signed-up to serve his nation. He passed through basic training and deployed to Afghanistan in 2006. What he saw overseas left him disillusioned, and...
Thursday 27 October 2016 LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths University of London, SE14 6NW Full details
CIJ Cryptoparty
This event will blend panel sessions with hands-on practical training in encryption skills. The morning panels will bring together some of those leading the fight agianst the overeach of government surveillance in the UK, and address the impacts of these powers on journalists, activists and lawyers.  The afternoon will be devoted to providing practical help, advice and troubleshooting for...
Saturday 7 May 2016 Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths College, University of London Full details