Investigative Journalism Summer Conference
Designed for journalists. Open to all.
25 – 27 June 2020

Coronavirus update:

It is with a heavy heart that we have decided to cancel #CIJSummer Conference 2020.
With the new information coming in on a daily basis, we now believe that it would be impossible to responsibly hold a gathering of over 200 people at the end of June.
We will be refunding current ticket holders in full.
Our annual conference as we know it will therefore not happen until the summer of 2021. That being said, we are currently working on an alternative scaled-down ‘online’ version of #CIJSummer 2020. Watch this space for updates.

#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2020
Designed for journalists. Open to all. 

Dates: 25 – 27 June 2020 – CANCELLED
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 you with the up-to-date investigative journalism methods and tools.
Are you a journalist, activist, student, academic or simply unsure? Here is why you should attend #CIJSummer.


Topics covered:

– NEW in 2020! Sport investigations
NEW in 2020! Collaborative journalism
– Open-source investigations
– 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!

Announcing our Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecturer 2020: Rafael Marques de Morais is an Angolan journalist, who reported on government corruption and conflict diamonds and who currently runs an anti-corruption website makaangola.org

#CIJSummer Speakers 2020: 

Missed it in 2019? Catch up with #CIJSummer Videos.




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!”


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.