The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Summer Conference

4–6 July 2019


Special offers for the #CIJSummer delegates

mySociety is proud to introduce WhatDoTheyKnowPro, a powerful new FOI toolkit for journalists. Its features include:

  • Unlimited private requests: break the story when you’re ready
  • A powerful private dashboard: track and manage your FOI projects
  • A super-smart to-do list: follow the progress of your requests
  • Action alerts: know when it’s time to take the next step
  • Batch requests: make a request to multiple authorities at the click of a button
  • Journalists can apply for early access as a beta-tester here
  • #CIJSummer conference delegates will get one year’s free access (details to follow in conference programme).

Great books on sale at discount

We are delighted to partner up with our local independent bookshop: The Word Book Shop, who will be selling lots of fantastic books at special discounted prices during the conference.

There will be The Word Book Shop stall on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 June at the conference venue.
On Saturday 30 June you will be able to buy the books at the shop itself: 314 New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF.
Please support this independent shop and enjoy a great books selection, including titles by some of our keynote speakers.

You can pay by debit and credit card.

CIJ Handbooks at the conference

The Logan and CIJ Handbook Series is a range of guides for investigative journalists, campaigners and NGOs. They offer and in-depth look at investigative techniques and tools for researchers.

Paperback editions can be purchased at the CIJ Summer Conference. Cash only please for the CIJ books.

The Logan series:
The Hidden Scenario by Luuk Sengers and Mark Lee Hunter
The Story Tells the Facts by Luuk Sengers and Mark Hunter
FOIA Without the Lawyer by Brendan Montague and Lucas Amin
EIRs Without the Lawyer by Lucas Amin and Brendan Montague
DPA Without the Lawyer by Jenna Corderoy and Brendan Montague
Investigative Photography by CJ Clarke, Damien Spleeters and Juliet Ferguson

The Lorana Sullivan Foundation sponsored handbook:
The Investigative Journalist’s Guide to Company Accounts by Raj Bairoliya

Networking opportunities

In the atrium, near the registration desk we will be providing a board, cards and pens for you to leave details of projects you are working on and people you would like to work with.

If you’re looking for someone with experience of a particular subject or region to collaborate with, please leave details here. This is also a place to leave your business card or details of your skills if you are looking for work.

The Investigative Journalism Notice Board has been a great hit in past years; it offers an offline way of networking, so please use it!

We will also put up announcements of any changes to the timetable here.

In addition to our usual drinks reception, we are offering a speakers and delegates lunch on the Saturday. These will give you the opportunity to meet with speakers and trainers as well as other delegates. Many past delegates commented on how easy it was to access the Summer Conference speakers. This is something we pride ourselves on – fantastic networking and friendly atmosphere.

At the back of the Conference brochure we will provide a guide to New Cross and the surrounding area with some recommended places if you want to socialise after the event.