The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Summer Conference

28–29 June 2023

#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference 2023 took place on 28-29 June 2023 at
Goldsmiths, University of London.
The conference is now over. 

Read about Olga Rudenko’s keynote talk: How to Run a Successful Media Start-Up in a Time of War. Published on 12 July 2023 on the GIJN website.

Also by GIJN: 7 Key Takeaways from the 2023 CIJ Conference in London. By Laura Dixon & Maxime Domegni. Published on 24 July 2023.

All #CIJSummer Conference 2023 videos are available on our YouTube channel.

#CIJSummer Conference is UK’s only event with an emphasis on 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 up-to-date investigative methods and tools.

Topics covered:

  • Financial journalism
  • Data journalism (hands-on)
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Environmental investigations
  • Investigative methodology
  • Source Protection Programme
  • And much more

Plus case studies and talks by some of the best investigative journalists from the UK and internationally.

Plenty of time to network and socialise.

The Word Bookshop will be providing a selection of some of the best books to buy.



Published: 26 Jun 2023

Announcing Our Annual Gavin MacFadyen Lecture: José María Irujo

Delighted to welcome a legend of Spanish investigative journalism José María Irujo, senior staff writer and investigative reporter for El País. José María Irujo will deliver our annual Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture: How the CIA spied on Assange.
Published: 22 Jun 2023

NEW Talk. Investigating Sexual Assault at the Workplace: the Case of Crispin Odey

We are delighted to welcome Madison Marriage (The FT), Antonia Cundy (The FT) and Paul Caruana Galizia (Tortoise) to talk about their investigation into historic sexual assault allegations  against former hedge fund manager Crispin Odey.
Published: 13 Jun 2023

NEW Talk: Of War Crimes and Libel Laws: The Case of Ben Roberts-Smith VC

We are delighted to welcome Chris Masters, one of Australia’s most influential investigative journalists and Nick McKenzie from The Age to talk about the case of Ben Roberts-Smith VC. In one of the most important libel trials for decades, this month three Australian newspapers won a historic victory over Ben Roberts-Smith VC, Australia’s most decorated soldier, after they accused him of killing three Afghan civilians in cold blood and he sued.
Published: 16 May 2023

NEW! Gesbeen Mohammad: Breaking into investigative filmmaking

Delighted and very proud to welcome back Gesbeen Mohammad, a CIJ graduate and former intern: she went from strength to strength breaking into investigative filmmaking. From going undercover  to producing and directing her own documentaries.
Published: 12 May 2023

NEW! Keynote talk! Olga Rudenko – How to run a successful media start-up in times of war

Ukrainian editor Olga Rudenko comes to #CIJSummer Conference to talk about The Kyiv Independent, a very successful English language media start up. Established only a few months before Russia's full-scale invasion, it quickly became one of the main sources of news from Ukraine in English.
Published: 09 May 2023

NEW Keynote! Investigating crime and paramilitarism in Northern Ireland: Patricia Delvin

Delighted to welcome Patricia Delvin,  an award-winning crime and investigative journalist from Northern Ireland. She will be talking about her investigations into crime and paramilitarism in post-troubles Northern Ireland.
Published: 26 Apr 2023

Climate and Environment Investigations at #CIJSummer 2023

Where to find good climate and environment stories? How to report them for the biggest impact? This year we are bringing journalists specialising in climate and environment investigations from all over the world.
Published: 31 Mar 2023

New speakers join #CIJSummer

Maeve McClenaghan (The Top off Podcast and the Guardian), Basia Cummings (Tortoise Studios) and Dean Kirby (the i newspaper) will be speaking at the #CIJSummer Conference 2023. Maeve and Basia will share their experience of creating successful podcasts.
Published: 14 Mar 2023

Talks by investigative journalists and investigators

We will be bringing some of the best investigative journalists and investigators to #CIJSummer 2023. We are delighted to have 'Fisayo Soyombo, a Nigerian investigative journalist and editor best known for his undercover investigations, as one of this year’s keynote speakers.
Published: 10 Mar 2023

Financial Journalism at #CIJSummer Conference

We are delighted to welcome back our long-time trainer and supporter of investigative journalists Raj Bairoliya. A forensic accountant, Raj will teach journalists how to read company accounts and decode corporate PR speak.
Published: 10 Mar 2023

Meet the #CIJSummer 2023 Data Team

Data journalism plays a key role in all our training. It was at the very early Summer Conferences (then called Summer Schools) that data journalism, known as Computer Assisted Reporting (CAR) was first introduced to the UK.