#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.
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.
Unbelievably inspiring talk by @mariaressa at #CIJSummer on the rise of authoritarianism, weaponisation of the internet + importance of press freedom. Advice for journalists: “You’re going have to stand up, you’re going have to be creative, you’re going to have to be courageous”
— mollyblackall (@mollyblackall) 6 July 2019
The 2019 Speakers and Trainers included:
- Jane Bradley and Katie Baker, both of BuzzFeed News.
- Geoffrey Livolsi, Aliaume Leroy and Tom Flannery of Disclose (France)
- Fiona Hamilton, Crime and Security Editor of The Times. Chair: Duncan Campbell, veteran crime reporter at The Guardian, and author of the new book Underworld: The inside story of Britain’s professional and organised crime.
- Bastian Obermayer, one of the journalists behind the #PanamaPapers investigation.
- Shiv Malik, formerly an investigative journalist at The Guardian, author of The Messenger.
- Robert Hunter, solicitor advocate and founder of City Disabilities.
- Barry McCaffrey – senior reporter with the Detail. One of the journalists arrested in Northern Ireland, suspected of the theft of documents from the Police Ombudsman’s Office, after the release of their documentary No Stone Unturned.
- Christo Grozev of Bellingcat
- Clare Rewcastle Brown – Editor of The Sarawak Report. Keynote speaker. Author of The Sarawak Report: The Inside Story of the 1MDB Expose.
- Henk van Ess – one of Europe’s leading specialists in open source investigations
- Olivier van Beemen – journalist and author of Heineken in Africa: A Multinational Unleashed
- See all the speakers confirmed so far in the #CIJSummer 2019 Twitter Speakers List
– 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
Plus leading investigative journalists from all over the world!
#CIJSummer was by far the best journalism conference I’ve ever been to. Leaving with so many notes, ideas, and new chrome extensions — but also with a renewed sense of hope about this sometimes great but often very difficult profession. Thank you thank you thank you.
— Audrey Carleton (@audreycarleton1) 6 July 2019
#CIJSummer in five words: wall-to-wall brilliant. Again.
— Ben Rymer (@BenRymer) June 30, 2018
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?
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.