Investigative Journalism Summer Conference
Where new tools meet traditional craft
28 – 30 June 2018

#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2019
Where new tools meet traditional craft

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

Tickets will be on sale in early 2019.

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.



#CIJSummer 2018 Speakers:

Seymour Hersh – investigative journalist. 
Tim Evans 
– investigative reporter at the IndyStar.
Rana Ayyub – award winning Indian investigative journalist and writer. Author of Gujarat Files: Anatomy of a Cover Up. Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture. 

UK Premiere! We were delighted to show Daphne, a documentary about life and work of Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The screening was followed by a talk by Daphne’s son, Matthew Caruana Galizia. He is a journalist and software engineer, formerly of the ICIJ’s Data & Research Unit. Matthew now works on the case of his mother’s assassination.

Stéphane Horel,  Stéphane Foucart – winners of the European Press Prize for their investigation into Monsanto
Miranda Patrucic – award winning journalist at the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
Gavin Millar QC – Matrix Chambers
BuzzFeed Investigative Team: Alex Campbell, Jane Bradley and Tom Warren
Aron Pilhofer – James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Klein College of Media and Communication at Temple University

Topics covered: 

– Science journalism
– Data journalism: Excel, SQL, R, Graph Databases, Python and more.
– ‘Escape room’ data game.
– Data visualisations
– Financial journalism, including offshore
– Access to information laws, including FoIA
– Covert filming
– Story-based inquiry method
And much more!

Missed it in 2018? 

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

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. “


Bookings are now closed for this event.

Below, you can find a map of the event venue.
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Refunds are no longer available, but all tickets are transferable like for like or difference paid. If you need to transfer a ticket, please notify marina [at] tcij.org in writing.