The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Forensic Journalism: Image and Spatial Analysis in Investigative Reporting

Forensic Architecture work on human rights violation investigations with a range of different partners, from international prosecutors to media organisations. This session will provide an insight on this work from the mindset of both an architect and a journalist, with examples and workshop exercises in image analysis, geo-locating, and interpreting video. You’ll learn how that material goes out into the world and is received, the forums in which the organisation operates, and a consideration of the advantages and weaknesses of Forensic Architecture’s work in new media/social media spaces.

Technical Requirements

Own laptop required.

4 July 2019 – #CIJSummer 2019: DAY 1

Forensic Journalism: Image and Spatial Analysis in Investigative Reporting

Nicholas Masterton

Nicholas Masterton works at Forensic Architecture, focusing on the spatialisation of video and other open source media. He studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Architectural Association (AA), where he carried out research into the nature of digital labour through the orchestration of crowdsourced tasks.

Robert Trafford

Robert Trafford works at Forensic Architecture on open source research, data mining and analysis, as well as writing and editing for scripts and exhibitions, and occasional reporting. He is also a project coordinator.
  • 4 July 2019 12.00–13.00
Location: Room 326 - PSH Building - Goldsmiths, University of London
All levels