The CIJ Turns 15

This month The Centre for Investigative Journalism is 15 years young.


Founded in 2003 by Gavin MacFadyen to teach journalists the tools and craft of investigative journalism, our remit has always been like no other – we’ve taken more risks than a conventional public interest publisher, been more radical than an advocacy NGO, been more experimental than either in championing new ways to do investigative journalism in the public interest.

In an era of rapid media disruption, the CIJ sometimes feels like a wise, trusted old veteran - insisting on craft over platform, on professionalism over passing fads. But our on-going laboratory work to open out and refresh the art of investigative journalism, we hope you agree, also puts us squarely in the driving seat of the future of journalism – and our independent voice is more necessary than ever. In a rolling month of celebrations, we’re going to showcase the best of the past while announcing exciting new developments in the CIJ’s future. From Mayday onwards, come and celebrate the CIJ’s 15th birthday!
On Twitter: share your stories and celebrate the CIJ family: friends, supporters, speakers and trainers who have been with us for many years.

On Instagram: dive into the CIJ retrospective. Photos from the past. @cijournalismuk #LoveCIJWe have one more (big!) surprise up our sleeve: watch this space!