Previous Events

#LOGANCIJ Lawrence Wright: Reporting as craft.

Pulitzer-prize winner Lawrence Wright’s career as a staff writer for The New Yorker has taken him from in-depth, narrative reporting of Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State to developments within America’s neglected heartlands. To coincide with the 15th anniversary of the Centre of Investigative Journalism, he comes to talk about reporting as craft, his career as a writer and his new book...

Wednesday 16 May 2018 LG01, PSH Building.

Disaster Capitalism: Screening and Q&A

6:00pm start  This years OXFAM scandal brought to light some serious questions for the international aid community. In addition to seemingly widespread sexual abuse and impropriety, best-selling author and journalist Antony Loewenstein's new film Disaster Capitalism investigates whether the aid industry is exploiting development and aid funds to profiteer from growing...

Thursday 12 April 2018 LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

#LOGANCIJ Marty Baron on investigative journalism in the age of Trump

Marty Baron on investigative journalism in the age of Trump Since taking over as executive editor of The Washington Post since 2013, Martin “Marty” Baron has led something of a resurgence at the paper. Before that he was editor of The Boston Globe for a decade, during which time he led its investigation into the cover-up of clerical sexual abuse in the city which became the...

Thursday 22 March 2018 Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre

#LOGANCIJ Åsne Seierstad: Into the Syrian Jihad

Based on her experience of writing Two Sisters, her new book about two Norwegian sisters who leave their home near Oslo for jihad Syria, Åsne Seierstad comes to the CIJ to talk about how to report the conflict in Syria, domestic Islamic extremism and the rise of the Islamic State group. Åsne Seierstad is an acclaimed Norwegian writer and investigative journalist and...

Wednesday 21 March 2018 LG01 PSH Building Goldsmiths

#LOGANCIJ Alexis Okeowo: Women resisting religious extremism.

18:00-20:00 To coincide with International Women’s Day, Alexis Okeowo comes to the CIJ to talk about the untold, incredible stories of how ordinary women in Africa are resisting fundamentalism and extremism, from the Lord’s Resistance Army to Boko Haram.   Alexis Okeowo is a staff writer for the New Yorker and the author of A Moonless, Starless Sky. Between 2012 and 2015 she was...

Thursday 8 March 2018 Room LG02, Professor Stuart Hahh Building, Goldsmith, University of London

#LOGANCIJ. Zelda Perkins: We need to talk about NDAs

Nearly twenty years ago, Zelda Perkins reluctantly signed a non-disclosure agreement with Miramax which prevented her from speaking out about Harvey Weinstein’s alleged harassment and sexual assault of her and a colleague. At the end of last year, she publicly broke that agreement to talk about her experience and shine a light on the improper use of NDAs. Now she comes exclusively to the...

Tuesday 6 March 2018 Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Goldsmith, University of London

#LOGANCIJ Alex Perry on how to turn investigative journalism into narrative fiction.

In the second of our series of talks looking at how investigative journalism can be turned in story, veteran foreign correspondent Alex Perry comes to the CIJ to talk about how he and journalists like him are increasingly working with film and production companies to fund their investigations, and about the writing and selling of his latest book The Good Mothers, the true story about of a...

Monday 12 February 2018 5PM LG01 PSH Building Goldsmiths

#LOGANCIJ Screening: The Post. Followed by conversation with Ted Gup

To coincide with the release of The Post, a thriller about The Washington Post’s publication of the Pentagon Papers about the war in Vietnam, the CIJ, in collaboration with Curzon Goldsmiths cinema, presents a showing of the film and a critical discussion of its themes with veteran national security journalist and Washington Post reporter Ted Gup.Chair: CIJ Director James Harkin. Film...

Friday 26 January 2018 Curzon Goldsmiths Cinema, New Cross.

#LOGANCIJ: Misha Glenny on how to turn investigative journalism into television story

Misha Glenny’s critically acclaimed book McMafia told the story of how a brutal network of Chechen criminals morphed into a powerful international crime syndicate. As the book is adapted for a major BBC1 series, he comes to the CIJ to talk about investigative journalism can be turned into story and box-set, serial television.Chair: Director of the CIJ James Harkin. All #LOGANCIJ...

Tuesday 23 January 2018 LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

#LOGANCIJ: Richard Brooks on how accountants got away with murder

Often perceived as dull, the secretive world of international accountancy has grown, cockroach-like, in stature even as the financial world crashed in 2008. Safe from real censure, the world’s biggest accountancy firms have evolved into behemoths – there to encourage tax avoidance, to prop up anti-democratic movements, to push sometimes damaging deregulation, even to...

Tuesday 16 January 2018 LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

#LOGANCIJ: Theo Padnos on reporting Islamism and Syria, and how to survive torture

at 18:30.  An American freelance journalist who’s lived for many years in Syria and the Middle East, Theo Padnos’s unorthodox style of undercover reporting from Yemeni Madrassas had already made him enemies before he was kidnapped by Al-Qaeda in Northern Syria in Autumn 2012. After two years of horrific torture at the hands of his captors, and five days after the execution of...

Wednesday 6 December 2017Room LG02, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

#LOGANCIJ: 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 2017Room LG01, Professor Stuart Hall Building, Goldsmiths, University of London - 5:00pm

#LOGANCIJ: 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 2017Ian Gulland Lecture Theatre, Whitehead Building, Goldsmiths, 8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW

#LOGANCIJ: 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 20171pm-3:30pm - LG02 PSH Building, Goldsmiths University, 8 Lewisham Way, London SE14 6NW