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

The 2019 #CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference included a huge range of fascinating sessions and talks on some of the biggest and most impactful investigations over the past year.

We try our best to give our attendees difficult choices to make over which session to go to. As one delegate put it:

“The biggest disappointment was having to be in three places at once!”

As far as issues go, it’s one we’re proud to have. While we can’t help people attend different sessions at the same time, we do try to record as many as we can and provide access here.

So for those attendees who couldn’t clone themselves, or for those who weren’t able to make it at all this year, we’re making available recordings from some of the great talks and lectures on these pages.

Unfortunately, we aren’t able to provide recordings of all the talks. Given the sensitive nature of some of the subject matter, there’s an important need to conduct particular talks under Chatham House Rules. This allows the speakers to be more candid with the audience and in some cases, it just wouldn’t be possible to talk about the subjects in any real depth without this protection.


Thursday 4th July

Investigating the National Health Service – Shaun Lintern

Open Source: The Skripal Poisoning Investigation – Christo Grozev

The Human Cost of the Housing Crisis – Maeve McClenaghan, Lois Kapila and Tom Bristow

SCIENCE: 101 on Science Reporting – Kevin McConway

‘No Stone Unturned’ Q&A with Barry McCaffrey


Friday 5th July

Open Source: The GRU Globetrotters, Tracking Clandestine International Operations – Christo Grozev

Data Journalism in the Newsroom: How Data Enriches Stories – Helena Bengtsson, Caelainn Barr and Leila Haddou

‘Panama Papers’ Q&A with Bastian Obermayer and Simon Bowers

Don’t be Numbed by Numbers – Jonathan Stoneman


Saturday 6th July

Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture – Maria Ressa

The Inside Story of the 1MDB Exposé – Clare Rewcastle Brown

Yemen: the Price of Disclosure – Geoffrey Livolsi, Aliaume Leroy and Tom Flannery

Let’s talk about sources – Shiv Malik in conversation with Jane Bradley