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

Aron Pilhofer is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at Temple University. In addition to teaching, his work is focused on new business models, digital transformation and innovation in news. Before joining Temple, Pilhofer was executive editor, digital, and interim chief digital officer at the Guardian. There, he led the Guardian‘s product and technology teams as well as heading visual journalism. Before coming to the Guardian, Pilhofer was associate managing editor for digital strategy and editor of interactive news at The New York Times. Outside the newsroom, Pilhofer co-founded two news-related startups: DocumentCloud.org and Hacks/Hackers.


Crina Boros is an award-winning investigative reporter who crunches data and gathers forensic evidence in parallel with field reporting. A freelance, she has been published by the BBC, Reuters, openDemocracy and Unearthed among many. She co-authored two journalism manuals, has sued the European Parliament, teaches data journalism internationally and can be found posting on crinaboros.tumblr.com


Graham Barrow is a writer, speaker and advisor on anti-money-laundering, who works extensively with investigative journalists and advocacy organisations on investigating financial crime. Graham has most recently been at the heart of Deutsche Bank’s regulatory investigation, liaising directly with the Financial Conduct Authority throughout. His Introduction to Global Financial Crime workshop has been delivered to many thousands of people across hundreds of workshops in a variety of different institutions worldwide to consistent acclaim.

Jenna Corderoy is a freelance journalist who is currently working with openDemocracy’s investigations team. She also researches for the Good Law Project, which brings strategic legal cases to drive law change. Previously, she advised mySociety developers on the design of a new toolkit, WhatDoTheyKnow Pro, which helps journalists submit freedom of information requests. Jenna has written and researched for VICE News and Finance Uncovered. She was also an information law researcher for Request Initiative, sending FOI requests and Environmental Information Regulation requests on behalf of NGOs.


Jonathan Stoneman is a freelance trainer. He previously worked for BBC World Service for many years, as a reporter, producer, later as editor and finally as Head of World Service Training at Bush House. He went freelance in 2010, discovered data in 2011 and has devoted himself to learning and sharing as much as possible since then.




Justin Walford is the former legal manager for The Daily Express and The Sunday Express newspapers. He works now as Senior Editorial Legal Counsel for the Sun.


Leila Haddou is Data Journalism Editor for The Times and Sunday Times. She previously worked on investigations at the Financial Times and the Guardian. She has an avid interest in how technology can aid investigative reporting and co-organises the monthly Journocoders meet up event.



Luuk Sengers is a freelance investigative business and environment reporter for the Dutch weekly De Groene Amsterdammer and a trainer and consultant in the field of investigative journalism, data journalism and interviewing for media and NGO’s. He co-developed Story-Based Inquiry  a benchmark method for investigative reporting, and co-authored several books about investigative journalism, including two Logan Handbooks.


Mark Lee Hunter is lead author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists and the founding academic director of the Future Media Management Programme at Stockholm School of Economics Riga. With Luk N. Van Wassenhove and Maria Besiou, he authored Power is Everywhere: How stakeholder-driven media build the future of watchdog news (Stakeholder Media Project, 2017). His books The Hidden Scenario and The Story Tells the Facts, co-authored with Luuk Sengers, focus on conceiving, structuring and composing fact-based narratives. In 2018 he led an eight-country investigation of the Common Agricultural Policy. In 2019 his guide for IJ teachers, Modern Investigative Journalism: A Comprehensive Curriculum, was published by Arab Reporters for Investigative Journalism. He has won Investigative Reporters and Editors Awards for reporting and research on journalism, along with the Sigma Delta Chi, H.L. Mencken Free Press, National Headliners and Clarion Awards.
Story-Based Inquiry CIJ Logan Handbooks 
#CIJSummer 2017 video Stakeholder Media

Martin Tomkinson is a veteran investigative financial journalist and corporate researcher. He was a financial researcher for The Mail on Sunday‘s ‘Rich List’ from 2000-2004 and has worked on The Sunday Times‘ ‘Rich List’ since 2005. Martin has written for all the UK’s major newspapers. He started work with Private Eye in 1972 and has worked as a freelance since 1981. He is the author of two books, Nothing to Declare: The Political Corruptions of John Poulson (with Michael Gillard) and The Pornbrokers: The Rise of the Soho Sex Barons.
Martin is a CIJ board member.


Max Harlow is a newsroom developer at the Financial Times in London. He has previously worked on investigations at the Guardian and at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He co-runs Journocoders, a group for journalists who want to develop technical skills for use in their reporting.



Niamh McIntyre is a journalist on the Guardian’s data projects team, working on data-driven investigations and news stories. Recent stories include an investigation into schools using crowdfunding websites and coverage of the UK’s gender pay gap. She has taught data journalism at Westminster and City, University of London.




Pamela Duncan works for the Guardian’s Data Projects team, analysing and decoding data for news stories and interactive features. Her stories include front-pages on the paucity of ethnic diversity among Britain’s most powerful and analysis showing that asylum seekers are disproportionately sent to poorer parts of the UK.
She writes on a range of topics including health stories, among them an award-winning piece on an NHS data loss, consumer stories on the proportion of betting adverts carried during the World Cup and revelations of Russian trolls’ tweets cited by UK media outlets. She also contributes to the Guardian‘s gender pay gap reporting. More recently she has turned her hand to coding, using Python to help create stories around the people affected by Trump’s Zero Tolerance Policy.
She is an established data journalism trainer having taught at a number of data conferences and intensive courses (including #CIJSummer Conference where her own data journey began) and as a visiting lecturer at City, University of London.


Paul Bradshaw runs the MA in Data Journalism and the MA Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism at Birmingham City University, and also works as a consulting data journalist with the BBC England Data Unit. A journalist, writer and trainer, he has worked with news organisations including the Guardian, Telegraph, Mirror, Der Tagesspiegel and The Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and his awards include the CNN MultiChoice Award for an investigation into people trafficking in football. He publishes the Online Journalism Blog, is the co-founder of the award-winning investigative journalism network HelpMeInvestigate.com, and has been listed on both Journalism.co.uk‘s list of leading innovators in media, and the US Poynter Institute’s list of the 35 most influential people in social media.
His books include Scraping for Journalists, Finding Stories in Spreadsheets, the Data Journalism Heist, Snapchat for Journalists, the Online Journalism Handbook and most recently Mobile-First Journalism with Steve Hill.

Paul Samrai
has worked for every major U.K. and various international broadcasters over last 25 years. His covert filming skills have been featured in many a Panorama, Dispatches, C4 News, Sky News, BBC News among many others. He has worked with leading investigative reporters such Donal and Darragh MacIntyre, Paul Kenyon, Fergal Keane and Stuart Ramsay.
His award winning undercover work has covered a diverse range of subjects including organised crime, child sacrifice, trafficking of drugs, arms, humans and organs, child labour and sports corruption. He was there at the beginning when covert filming for broadcast was at its infancy and involved, rather crudely, strapping a camcorder under one armpit and a huge battery pack in the other……and he’s still at the forefront now when all the equipment you need is smaller than a packet of cigarettes.

Raj Bairoliya
is a well-known expert forensic accountant and has been teaching Understanding Company Accounts at the CIJ for 15 years. Raj frequently helps journalists and broadcasters to decipher the accounting/business aspects of the story. He is the author of the CIJ handbook The Investigative Journalist’s Guide to Company Accounts. He is also a founder of the charity Dawai Dost, which helps people in Jharkhand, India, afford medicines.



Robert Miller is the Business Night Editor at The Times. Formerly: broadcaster for BBC Radio Five Live on Wake Up to Money;  presenter for Telegraph TV and Telegraph Talk; senior business correspondent at the Telegraph; associate editor of Sunday Business; city editor-in-chief of the Express and banking correspondent of The Times. Previously personal finance correspondent at The Observer and former adviser to the DTI’s Foresight Panel on business, a member of Lautro, the old unit trust and life office regulator and pension fund trustee at News International.



Shaun Lintern health correspondent at The Independent. He has a national focus on patient safety, quality of care and regulation in the NHS. He leads a team of journalists looking at quality and regulation issues and he specialises in investigative journalism. Shaun has been a journalist for 17 years and winner of multiple awards including a British Journalism Award in 2016. He helped expose the Mid Staffordshire care scandal while working as a local newspaper. He attended most days of the subsequent public inquiry and gave evidence as a witness. Since then he has become an advocate for patients and has been at the forefront of reporting developments in safety policy in the UK. Previously of Health Service Journal.

Sam McBride is the Political Editor of the News Letter and the Northern Ireland Political Editor for the i newspaper in London, having started his career at the Belfast Telegraph. He is also a regular broadcaster, providing analysis for local, national and international audiences. His first book, Burned: The Inside Story of the ‘Cash-for-Ash’ Scandal and Northern Ireland’s Secretive New Elite, was published by Merrion Press in October 2018 and became a Sunday Times, Irish Times and Amazon bestseller.


Silkie Carlo is the Director of UK civil liberties NGO Big Brother Watch. She was previously the Senior Advocacy Officer at Liberty where she led a programme on Technology and Human Rights and launched a legal challenge to the Investigatory Powers Act. Prior to Liberty, she worked for Edward Snowden’s official defence fund and whistleblowers at risk.
She is a passionate campaigner for the protection of liberties, particularly in the context of new and emerging technologies. She has worked to uphold rights in the fields of state surveillance, policing technologies, big data, artificial intelligence and free expression online. Silkie is also an information security trainer and co-organises Cryptoparty London. She is the co-author of Information Security for Journalists.