The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Bureau Local: How to Get Involved in – or Lead – a Community Investigation

Bureau Local is part of the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, one of the biggest non-profit journalism organisations in the country. Bureau Local aims to shed light on issues and stories that affect local communities but that also provide a national picture. The team will explain how their latest investigation took shape – revealing long delays and hardships for disabled people trying to make their homes more accessible –  and how you can get involved in the next one.

On the panel will be Emily Wilson, Editor, Bureau Local; Rachel Hamada, Lead Health Inequality Reporter and Community Organiser, Bureau Local; and Vicky Gayle, Health Inequality Reporter, Bureau Local

Emily Wilson

Based in Brighton, Emily has a background in news journalism, working at the BBC and ITN’s Channel 4 News. Most recently she was head of home news at Channel 4 News, focusing particularly on increasing their UK-wide reporting, supporting the launch of a bureau in Glasgow, and expanding award-winning journalism in Manchester, Nottingham and Cardiff.

Rachel Hamada

Based in Edinburgh, Rachel is one of the founders of Scottish investigative journalism cooperative the Ferret. Based in Edinburgh, she has worked as a journalist for 16 years, with a particular interest in social justice and marginalised communities.

Vicky Gayle

Based in Wednesbury, Vicky began her journalism career at community magazines in Birmingham before ending up in Colchester, where she worked as a news reporter at the Daily Gazette and other weekly titles in north Essex.
  • 25 March 2022 13.15–14.45
Location: The Factory