The Centre for Investigative Journalism
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Scheduled Training

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.

Upcoming

28 June – 1 July 2021

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.

5–6 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Story-Based Inquiry Method – Online

This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021. 

5–8 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.

6 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Understanding Company Accounts

A two-part session aimed at those who want to understand how to dig into financial statements and identify relevant information for investigations.

7 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT)

Open-Source Intelligence (frequently referred to as OSINT) has been adopted into many investigators’ practice over the past decade and now covers a wide range of skills, tools and techniques. This practical course will teach you the basics of some key areas of OSINT that will help you not only save time in your research, but […]

8 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Financial OSINT. Deep Diving.

Open-Source Intelligence (frequently referred to as OSINT) has become crucial to many investigators’ ability to cross-examine allegations and reports of serious financial crimes. This practical course will take you through real-life cases to teach you the core techniques to conduct deep-dive investigations to uncover opaque global company structures used to facilitate money laundering, corruption, bribery, […]

8 July 2021

#CIJSummer: Using Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

This two-part practical online course will guide you through the basics of the freedom of information legislation and equip you with the skills necessary to make successful information requests and appeals. This course is part of the #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2021.

26–29 July 2021

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.

26 July – 13 August 2021

Deep Dive into Data Journalism – Online

Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data  – Online, Intensive” (4 sessions: 26-29 July 2021) with “Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive” (5 sessions: 09-13 August 2021).

9–13 August 2021

Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive

This course will give participants an opportunity to take their core data skills to the next level and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.

Past

24–28 May 2021

Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive

This course will give participants an opportunity to take their core data skills to the next level and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.

17–28 May 2021

Deep Dive into Data Journalism – Online

Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data  – Online, Intensive” (4 sessions: 17-20 May 2021) with “Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive” (5 sessions: 24-28 May 2021).

17–26 May 2021

Story-Based Inquiry Method – Online

This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report.

17–20 May 2021

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.

Archive

12–16 April 2021
This course will give participants an opportunity to take their core data skills to the next level and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.
29 March – 1 April 2021
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
29 March – 16 April 2021
Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data  – Online, Intensive” (4 sessions: 29 March - 1 April 2021) with “Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive” (5 sessions: 12-16 April 2021).
15–19 March 2021
So you’ve got the fundamentals of data journalism down. You’re interrogating spreadsheets like a pro and able to use pivot tables like the data Swiss-army-knives they are. But sooner or later you know you’ll come up against a dataset so big it’s going to crash Excel if you even try to open it.
8–12 March 2021
This course will give participants an opportunity to take their core data skills to the next level and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.
3–24 March 2021
This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report.
22–25 February 2021
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
22 February – 12 March 2021
Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data  – Online, Intensive” (22-25 February 2021) with “Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive” (8-12 March 2021).
22 February – 16 April 2021
Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data  – Online, Intensive” (22-25 February 2021) with “Data-Driven Investigations – Online, Intensive” (12-16 April 2021).
8–11 February 2021
This four-part online course, which takes place over four consecutive days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report.
1–22 February 2021
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
18–21 January 2021
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
7–28 January 2021
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
4–13 January 2021
This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report.
7–10 December 2020
This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report.
30 November – 3 December 2020
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
19–21 October 2020
So you’ve got the fundamentals of data journalism down. You’re interrogating spreadsheets like a pro and able to use pivot tables like the data Swiss-army-knives they are.
12–14 October 2020
So you’ve got the fundamentals of data journalism down. You’re interrogating spreadsheets like a pro and able to use pivot tables like the data Swiss-army-knives they are.
8–29 October 2020
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
7–28 October 2020
This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report.
28 September – 1 October 2020
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
3–24 September 2020
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. Group size: max 12 people. Class duration: 1.5hrs x 4 days across 4 weeks Level of participation: very high.
24–27 August 2020
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
4–7 August 2020
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
14–17 July 2020
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
13–16 July 2020
This four-part online course, which takes place over four days, gives you the basics for starting, deepening, organising and writing an investigative report. This course is now SOLD OUT.  –> Register your interest here and we’ll inform you as soon as places become available.
4–25 June 2020
You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you.
8–9 February 2020
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.
9–10 December 2019
This two-day workshop in scraping is designed for reporters with no knowledge of scraping or programming and provides essential skills for getting original stories by compiling data across a range of online sources.
6 December 2019
One of the most important skills for journalists today is knowing how to use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Most journalists have come across FOIA and many will have submitted a request or two.
26 January 2019
R is a free open-source statistical computing language that will save you time whether you’re scraping, querying, analysing or presenting your data. How to use R & RStudio for your investigations To begin we’ll take a tour around RStudio, import some data and learn some basic functions for getting to grips with our datasets.
18 January 2019
Learn how from our trainers, all experienced experts in the field. This one day course will give you an insight into the many aspects for preparation of an undercover investigation. From technical advice on covert filming equipment and techniques, to the ethical and legal points that must be considered before embarking on this kind of investigative project.