We run frequent and regular training courses on a wide range of investigative skills, from FOI to Web Scraping. All our courses are taught by working investigative journalists and experts in their field. They are designed to teach participants both theory and practice through real-world examples and hands-on exercises. Each course builds in time for responsive guidance from the trainers that can be shaped around the participants’ own projects and areas of interest.
These courses are open to all, but we charge booking fees on a sliding scale to ensure that larger newsrooms subsidise places for freelancers and small organisations.
If the course you’re interested in is already sold out or not yet showing on our schedule, register your interest here and we’ll inform you as soon as places become available.
This weekend workshop is designed as an introductory primer to learning to code, showing recent story examples, explaining the fundamental concepts in programming and demystifying the jargon. Through a series of practical exercises, you will learn how code is used by reporters to find stories and aid investigations, how to write and run scripts and gain a basic understanding of how computer programs are structured.