The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

How Can Code Help Your Journalism?

This talk is an introductory primer to understanding how code is used in the newsroom, showing recent story examples, explaining the fundamental concepts in programming and demystifying the jargon.
 You will learn how code is used by reporters to find stories and aid investigations, and gain a basic understanding of how computer programs are structured. 
We will also provide a guide to the most common programming languages to help you identify which would suit your needs if you decide pursue learning yourself.

Technical Requirements

No computers required

Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou is former data journalism editor for The Times and Sunday Times. Before that, she worked on investigations at the Financial Times and the Guardian. She has an avid interest in how technology can aid investigative reporting and co-organises the monthly Journocoders meet up event.

Max Harlow

Max Harlow works on the visual and data journalism team at the Financial Times, focusing on investigations. He also runs Journocoders, a group for journalists to develop technical skills for use in their reporting.