The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism


9 November 2019

Following on from the previous year’s sell-out event, we were delighted to once again be returning to Newcastle for a day of investigative talks and training.

In association with the Civic Journalism Lab at Newcastle University, we held our one-day conference in the Boiler House, Newcastle University on Saturday 9 November 2019.

#CIJNewcastle featured talks from investigative journalists in the UK, as well as offering hands-on training in understanding companies house, digital tools for journalism, and reading accounts.

There were lots of networking opportunities with a delegate’s lunch and drinks reception included in the ticket price.

Some feedback from the event

“It was incredible – I went last year and loved it – It would be great if you did them up here more often or even extended it to two days.”

“I had a great day and lots of us were talking about it well into the following week. Some of those who hadn’t been and heard us clearly wished they had taken part after all – and probably will next year.”

“The conference was really interesting experience, speakers were amazingly picked, really great insight into investigative journalism and I met a lot of interesting people as well. Thank you for amazing day.”

“Very useful – please keep running them. Good value for money because if you live in the north, it is becoming unaffordable to travel to London for the summer schools”

“Great line-up and chance to network with fellow journos. Brilliant to have it on the doorstep in Newcastle and very pleased to support.”

“Great. Informative and inspiration for a person just starting off in this career.”

And from Twitter

“How to use Companies House for investigative journalism – and how to find out about individuals who don’t want you to know about their fraudulent brand of capitalism (& NI avoidance). Brilliant talk & demo by Martin Tomkinson. Aided by Mr Terry Dunne. #CIJNewcastle @cijournalism”

“An ‘old fashioned’ investigation in the digital age; a fascinating & very moving talk this morning at #CIJNewcastle by @emmayoule & @jessbrammar from @HuffPostUK on #Grenfell. The details are all in the data… & in Council property dealings. Read it here.”

“Brilliant start to the #CIJournalism conference by @emmayoule and @jessbrammar! Thanks for the amazing tips and can’t wait to read the @HuffPost investigation into council failures and spending leading up to #grenfell. #cijnewcastle”

“Some great, practical sessions at #CIJNewcastle today on mining Companies House and understanding company accounts. Hoping to tweet my key takeaways once I’ve got my copious notes in order…”