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. 

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.

The Lyra McKee Investigative Training Bursary applications are now closed. The successful applicants will be contacted by email/phone by Monday 17 June.

Photo: Bartolomeo Rossi for #ifj19


We are delighted to announce that Maria Ressa, a Filipino-American journalist and author and co-founder of Rappler will deliver our annual Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture on Sat 6 July.

Speakers and Trainers include: 

Topics covered:

– NEW! Interviewing techniques
NEW! Cross-border investigations and collaborative journalism
NEW! Open-source investigations
– NEW! Forensic journalism
– NEW! 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!



Book now for the #CIJSummer 2019

[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 2018? 

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

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



“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 before 4 June 2019. After that no refunds are offered. Tickets are transferable like for like or difference paid. Contact: marina [at] tcij.org in writing.