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    #CIJSummer Conference
    28-30 June 2018
    Goldsmiths, University of London

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About the CIJ Summer Conference

#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2018
TRADECRAFT: Where new tools meet traditional craft

Thu 28 - Sat 30 June 
Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London

The conference is supported by Politiken-Fonden

The CIJ Summer Conference is UK’s only investigative journalism training event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills. We offer a mixture of talks, demos and hands-on classes which are designed to equip journalists and anyone interested in investigations with the up-to-date investigative methods and tools. 
Are you a journalist, activist, student, academic or simply unsure? Here is why you should attend #CIJSummer 2018.


NEW! Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture. Rana Ayyub - award winning Indian investigative journalist and writer. Author of Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up which exposes the complicity of two strongmen in India, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah .
NEW! Matthew Caruana Galizia, son of the assassinated journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. He is a journalist and software engineer, formerly of the ICIJ's Data & Research Unit. Now works on the case of his mother's assassination.

Stéphane Horel,  Stéphane Foucart - winners of the European Press Prize for their investigation into Monsanto
Miranda Patrucic - award winning journalist at the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Gavin Millar QC - Matrix Chambers
BuzzFeed Investigative Team: Alex Campbell, Jane Bradley and Tom Warren
Aron Pilhofer - James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University
Others - TBC

Topics covered: 

- NEW! Science journalism
- Data journalism: Excel, SQL, R, Graph Databases, Python and more. 
- NEW! 'Escape room' data game. 
- Data visualisations
- Financial journalism, including offshore
- Access to information laws, including FoIA
- Covert filming
- Story-based inquiry method
And much more! 

Missed it in 2017? 
#CIJSummer 2017 videos. 
See our favourite #CIJSummer 2017 Tweets.
See the #CIJSummer 2017 Cartoons
2017 handouts. 
#CIJSummer 2017 photos. 

Previous #CIJSummer Conferences in the media: see our Media Coverage page. 


"Inspirational! Fantastic for overworked, underpaid journalists. " (2017)

"Amazing experience and one of the best speakers ever!" (2017) 
"Unrivalled opportunity to meet and learn with new people." (2017)
"Really, really good. Offering practical skills and advice that I will hopefully build on." (2017)

"What I learned with Mark and Luuk  [Story-BasedInquiry] has helped me pick better stories, work more efficiently and think strategically about sources - really has helped me see the trees from the wood in my investigative work."

"Raj Bairoliya [Company accounts sessions] gave an excellent class on company accounts (methods backed up by real-world examples), and engaged enthusiasticallywith delegates."

"Learnt so much in three days that I will need three months to go through the information."

"It was really worth it. I think the organisation was great, the speakers and trainers were highly prepared. (Food was good too)."

"Fantastic, inspiring, progressive, forward-thinking and very well organised." 

"Probably the best and most valuable event of my life. Quality programme, quality people, well organised."  
"The biggest disappointment was having to be in three places at once!"
"Always something to learn. Great access to speakers. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable fellow delegates."

"A truly enlightening experience! Well worth the money!"

"An amazing opportunity to meet people and interact with a variety of skills/knowledge. Networking opportunities were great."

"I am coming away inspired and with new skills."

"Exceeded all expectations!"

"The programme was superb. I'll be back!"

"The overlap between data journalism and investigative journalism opened the door to new approaches I can’t wait to experiment [with]."  
"Loved it! I would save my place for next year now if possible. "



#CIJSummer 2018
28-30 June

Prices from £40. 
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- By PayPal (see below)
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- By Bank transfer (information in the registration form)

The event is kindly supported by Politiken-Fonden. 


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Still have questions about booking? See the book now page. 

CIJ and Network for Social Change's BAME Bursary scheme 2018


A full refund, minus £30 admin fee is offered on all cancellations made in writing one month in advance of the Summer Conference by Monday 28 May 2018. 
No refunds are offered after that date. 
Tickets are transferable, but must be transferred like for like or difference paid.