Investigative Journalism Summer Conference
Where new tools meet traditional craft
04 – 06 July 2019

#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2019
Designed for journalists. Open to all. 

Took place on: Thu 4 – Sat 6 July 2019
Professor Stuart Hall Building
Goldsmiths, University of London

The CIJ Summer Conference is UK’s only journalism training event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills. We offer a mixture of talks, demos and hands-on classes which are designed to equip journalists and anyone interested in investigations with the up-to-date investigative methods and tools.
Are you a journalist, activist, student, academic or simply unsure? Here is why you should attend #CIJSummer.

In 2019 we were pleased to launch the Lyra McKee Investigative Training Bursary. The bursary scheme is funded by the Lorana Sullivan Foundation and by the family of Lyra McKee. Application process for #CIJSummer 2020 will open in winter of 2020.

Photo: Bartolomeo Rossi for #ifj19

At the #CIJSummer 2019 we were delighted to welcome Maria Ressa, a Filipino-American journalist and author and co-founder of Rappler who delivered our annual Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture.

The 2019 Speakers and Trainers included: 

Topics covered:

– NEW in 2019! Interviewing techniques
NEW in 2019! Cross-border investigations and collaborative journalism
NEW in 2019! Open-source investigations
– NEW in 2019! Forensic journalism
– NEW in 2019! Screenings: The Panama Papers and No Stone Unturned. Followed by Q&A with the protagonists and journalists.
– Data journalism: Excel, R, Graph Databases, Python and more
– Financial journalism, including offshore
– Access to information laws, including FOIA
– Covert filming
– Story-based inquiry method
– Science
Plus leading investigative journalists from all over the world!



Bookings for #CIJSummer 2020 will open in winter 2020.
But look out for our BLACK FRIDAY super discount! 

[Goldsmiths students get a 20% discount on top of the already discounted student rate. Please contact Sami on sami[at]tcij.org to claim your Goldsmiths discount.]

Missed it in 2019? 

#CIJSummer 2018 photos.
#CIJSummer 2018 Cartoons by Andrew Garthwaite.

Previous #CIJSummer Conferences in the media: see our Media Coverage page.



“Good as ever.” (2019)

“I felt so grateful to have been able to attend this conference and bittersweet about leaving. I was feeling quite stuck in my freelance career and now feel refreshed with a renewed sense of hope. And have so many ideas and tools to take home with me. Thank you for making it so accessible.” (2019)

“A very big variety and very enjoyable – and a feeling of hope! As a young investigative journalist I am very excited about the future cross-border projects with colleagues.” (2019)

“I wanted to choose a quote or caption to sum up my experience at #CIJSummer , but nothing I say will ever be able to rival the wealth of information I’ve gained, the amazing people I’ve met and the bright future that awaits the world because of them.” (2018)

“Heading home from
#CIJSummer with a notebook full of advice, tips and tricks. Im buzzing with ideas…” (2018)

“Inspirational! Fantastic for overworked, underpaid journalists. ” (2017)

“Unrivalled opportunity to meet and learn with new people.” (2017)

“Learnt so much in three days that I will need three months to go through the information.”

“Probably the best and most valuable event of my life. Quality programme, quality people, well organised.”  
“The biggest disappointment was having to be in three places at once!”
“Always something to learn. Great access to speakers. Enthusiastic and knowledgeable fellow delegates.”

“A truly enlightening experience! Well worth the money!”

“The programme was superb. I’ll be back!”

“Loved it! I would save my place for next year now if possible. “


Below, you can find a map of the event venue.

Please contact us for any further details

A full refund minus £35 handling fee is offered on all cancellations made in writing one calendar month before the start of the conference. After that no refunds are offered. Tickets are transferable like for like or difference paid. Contact: marina [at] tcij.org in writing.