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

4 August 2020

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive (Google Sheets)

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. This course is now SOLD OUT.  --> Register your interest here and we'll inform you as soon as places become available.

Past

14 July 2020

Finding Stories with Data – Online, Intensive (Excel)

You’ve heard people talking about data journalism, but don’t know where to start? Then this course is for you. This course is now SOLD OUT.  –> Register your interest here and we’ll inform you as soon as places become available.

13 July 2020

Story-Based Inquiry Method

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 June 2020

Finding Stories with Data – Online

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

Introduction to Coding for Journalists

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.

Archive

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.
19–20 October 2019
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.
27–28 July 2019
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.
12 April 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.
23–24 February 2019
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.
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.