The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

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Whether you’re conducting public-interest research for your journalism or advocacy, trying to verify a claim you’ve read or heard, or looking into a company before trusting them with your money, business or personal data, there are many tools, techniques, and online platforms that will help make your research and fact-checking quicker, simpler and more effective.

This session will signpost a huge range of methods to help you search the internet more effectively, find eyewitnesses and potential sources, and follow the digital trails of fraudsters and criminals.

Participants will hear about:

  • Advanced searching
  • Social media analysis
  • Finding eyewitnesses, experts, sources
  • Verification, geolocation, air and marine traffic tracking
  • Profiling public figures

N.B. You will require a laptop to take part in this session.

Tom Sanderson

Tom Sanderson is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He joined the CIJ in 2014 as Training Coordinator and now oversees all aspects of the CIJ’s training provision and leads on the development of funded projects and initiatives.
  • 21 October 2023 14.00–15.15 BST (UK time)
BST (UK time)