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.

Limited to 20 places. First come, first served.

Juliet Ferguson

Juliet Ferguson manages the Access to Tools programme. She is a journalist who has worked for the Telegraph and the BBC, starting out with BBC World Service radio and ending up on the BBC’s investigative programme, Panorama.
  • 21 October 2023 14.00–15.15 BST (UK time)
BST (UK time)