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Summer Conference

4–6 July 2019

Aliaume Leroy

Aliaume Leroy is an open-source investigative journalist with BBC Africa Eye and a contributor to Bellingcat. Before, he was a campaigner on the Conflict & Fragile States strand at the NGO Global Witness.

Alon Aviram

Alon Aviram is a co-founder of the The Bristol Cable. Aviram is an operations coordinator and investigative reporter for the citywide media cooperative. The Bristol Cable is powered by over 2,000 members and is pioneering a new model for public-interest local journalism.

Andrew Garthwaite

Dr Andrew Garthwaite is a former statistical journalist for the Financial Times. The University of Greenwich awarded him with a PhD in 2019 for his work in statistics, time series and stochastic processes.

Aron Pilhofer

Aron Pilhofer is the James B. Steele Chair in Journalism Innovation at the Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University. In addition to teaching, his work is focused on new business models, digital transformation and innovation in news.

Barry McCaffrey

Barry McCaffrey is a senior reporter with The Detail. He started his career in journalism as a trainee reporter in the Down Democrat in 1996 before moving to The North Belfast News in 1998. In 2001 he joined the Irish News, where he worked for 10 years.

Bastian Obermayer

Bastian Obermayer is a Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter and the head of the investigative department of Süddeutsche Zeitung. With his partner in crime Frederik Obermaier he received the Panama Papers leak.

Brennan Novak

Brennan Novak is a UX designer/developer and data hacker who focuses on creating user-friendly tools for journalists and freedom of information activists. He has been a core team member of Transparency Toolkit since 2015 and has also worked on other privacy enhancing open-source tools.

Brigitte Alfter

Brigitte Alfter is the director of Arena for Journalism in Europe, supporting collaborative and investigative journalism in Europe. She was a Brussels correspondent for Danish daily Dagbladet Information from 2004-2008.

Caelainn Barr

Caelainn Barr is Editor of Data Projects at the Guardian. She has worked at The Wall Street Journal, The Irish Times, Bloomberg and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. She is a graduate of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia Journalism School in New York.

Christiaan Triebert

Christiaan Triebert is a journalist on the Visual Investigations team at The New York Times.

Christo Grozev

Christo Grozev has been writing for Bellingcat since 2015, focusing on Russia-related security threats and the weaponisation of information. Based in Vienna, he authored or co-authored many of Bellingcat’s landmark investigations including identifying the three Skripal poisoning suspects in 2018, for which he was awarded the European Press Prize for Investigative Journalism.

Claire Newell

Claire Newell is the Telegraph's Investigations Editor. Since joining the paper, she has exposed greed and corruption in English football, "Politicians for Hire" and Britain's #MeToo scandal.  Her team's revelations about English football won digital scoop of the year at the Press Awards 2010 and she has been shortlisted for several Paul Foot Awards.  Her work has prompted parliamentary inquiries, police investigations and numerous resignations.

Clare Rewcastle Brown

Clare Rewcastle Brown is a British journalist and the founder and editor of the website Sarawak Report. Her investigations resulted in the exposure of the 1MDB Development Fund scandal, which revealed grand kleptocracy by the Malaysian Prime Minister; rocked the global financial community; helped put the off-shore finance industry on the run and embarrassed some of the most famous figures in Hollywood, Vegas and New York.

Crina Boroş

Crina Boroş 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.

Crispin Dowler

Crispin Dowler is a senior reporter for Unearthed, an investigative environmental journalism project funded by Greenpeace UK. He has published investigations on subjects including agriculture, pesticides, fisheries and air pollution.

Cynthia O’Murchu

Cynthia O'Murchu is an investigative reporter for the Financial Times, where she focuses on stories that "follow-the-money", from unpeeling the layers of Brexit funder Arron Banks' finances, to reporting on the fall of Hanergy, formerly the world's largest solar company, to delving into the dark side of the art market.

Daphné Dupont-Nivet

Daphné Dupont-Nivet is an Amsterdam-based freelance investigative journalist and researcher. Since 2016, she has been reporting for the Dutch investigative journalism platform Investico, covering various issues including (sustainable) energy policy, (sustainable) business, global commodity chains and the precarisation of labour.

Dr Mark Lee Hunter

Dr Mark Lee Hunter is a founding member of The Global Investigative Journalism Network, the principal author of Story-Based Inquiry: A Manual for Investigative Journalists (UNESCO 2009) and the recipient of many awards for his reporting.

Duncan Campbell

Duncan Campbell is a freelance journalist. He was the crime correspondent of the Guardian, the chairman of the Crime Reporters’ Association and has previously worked for LBC Radio, Time Out and City Limits magazines, and Robert Maxwell’s London Daily News.

Éanna Kelly

Éanna Kelly has been responsible for writing international news features at Science|Business since 2014. He was previously a research assistant with the RAND Corporation (Brussels office). Éanna has a degree in economics and law from Dublin City University and an MSc in political science from Trinity College Dublin.

Emma Stoye

Emma Stoye is a the news editor of weekly international journal Nature, where she writes and edits news on cutting edge research as well as issues affecting the scientific community. Her work has been featured in Scientific American, and on the BBC radio show The Naked Scientists.

Fiona Gabbert

Fiona Gabbert is a Professor of Applied Psychology, and Director of the Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. She also chairs the Scientific Committee of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG).

Fiona Hamilton

Fiona Hamilton is crime and security editor at The Times.  

Geoffrey Livolsi

Geoffrey Livolsi is a co-founder of Disclose, the first non-profit investigative newsroom in France. He worked as an investigative journalist specialising in corruption and tax evasion, working with Mediapart, France Inter, Envoyé Spécial on Channel France 2.

Graham Barrow

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.

Hannah Devlin

Hannah Devlin is the Guardian’s science correspondent, having previously been science editor of the Times. She has a PhD in biomedical imaging from the University of Oxford. Hannah also presents the Science Weekly podcast.

Helena Bengtsson

Helena Bengtsson is Data Journalism Editor at Gota Media, a regional publishing company in the south of Sweden with 13 local titles. She previously worked as Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster for 27 years and she also served as Editor, Data Projects of the Guardian UK, between 2014-2017.

Henk van Ess

Henk Van Ess is an assessor of Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network and a member of Bellingcat. He is obsessed with finding stories in (big) data. His specialisations include social media and data journalism.

Holly Else

Holly Else is a reporter with Nature in London. She writes about the ways that scientists conduct research and communicate their findings. Before joining Nature in 2018, she wrote about research policy and universities for Times Higher Education, and she has experience reporting on engineering, infectious diseases and public health.

Iona Craig

Iona Craig is a freelance print and broadcast journalist. Based in Yemen from 2010 to 2015 as The Times (London) Yemen correspondent she regularly returns to the country to cover the ongoing civil war.

Jane Bradley

Jane Bradley is the UK investigative correspondent for The New York Times. She is a Pulitzer and three-time Orwell Prize finalist and is based in London, where she focuses on uncovering abuses of power, financial crime and corruption, and social injustices.

Jenna Corderoy

Jenna Corderoy is a reporter for openDemocracy’s investigations team. She specialises in obtaining documents under the Freedom of Information Act, and has brought several (and successful) FOI challenges at the tribunal.

Jonathan Stoneman

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.

Joshua Howgego

Joshua Howgego is a features editor at New Scientist magazine. He covers physical science in every possible guide, from stories on reinventing the address to loop quantum gravity. Before joining the magazine in 2015, he was a deputy editor at SciDev.Net.

Julian Sturdy

Julian Sturdy is the Investigations Editor for BBC East’s Impact Hub, having previously worked as a district Chief Reporter for Eastern Daily Press; and as a district producer for BBC Radio Norfolk. Recent projects include exposing high mortality rates at SeaLife Centres in the UK, Ryanair bouncing compensation cheques for late flights, and a long-running series of exposés on millions of pounds missing from a council loan to Northampton Town Football Club.

Justin Walford

Justin Walford is a barrister and editorial legal counsel at News Group Newspapers

Katie Baker

Katie Baker is an award-winning investigative reporter on institutional injustice and abuses of power at BuzzFeed News. Her work has changed state law, prompted nationwide legislation, launched internal government and corporate inquiries and helped put sex abusers in jail.

Katie Riley

Katie Riley is a Graphics Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. She was previously the in-house Data Journalist at Flourish, where she built visualisations, blogs about new templates and features, and supported newsroom users.

Kevin McConway

Kevin McConway retired in 2016 after teaching and researching in statistics for many years at the Open University. He was academic adviser to the BBC Radio Four programme ‘More or Less’ for eleven years, and has worked with journalists and press officers in other contexts, including through the Science Media Centre where he is now a trustee and a member of the Advisory Committee.

Leila Haddou

Leila Haddou is former data journalism editor for The Times and Sunday Times. Before that, she 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.

Lois Kapila

Lois Kapila is an editor and reporter with Dublin Inquirer, an independent reader-funded newspaper in Ireland's capital. She mainly covers stories around housing and land. She previously worked for The Statesman in Kolkata.

Luuk Sengers

Luuk Sengers is an experienced teacher and investigative journalist. He lectures at universities and in newsrooms and writes data-driven stories for the leading Dutch magazine De Groene Amsterdammer. He is also co-developer of Story-Based Inquiry.

Maeve McClenaghan

Maeve McClenaghan is an award-winning investigative journalist and founder of the critically-acclaimed podcast The Tip Off. Working at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism as part of the Bureau Local project, Maeve has led nationwide, collaborative investigations on issues including cuts to domestic violence refuges, politicians use of Facebook “dark ads” and homeless deaths.

Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa is a Filipino-American journalist and author, best known for co-founding Rappler as its Chief Executive Officer. She previously spent nearly two decades working as a lead investigative reporter in Southeast Asia for CNN.

Martin Tomkinson

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.

Max Harlow

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.

MC McGrath

MC McGrath is the founder of Transparency Toolkit, a non-profit organisation that creates open-source software to help journalists, activists, and human rights groups collect, analyse, search, and understand data.

Mike Power

Mike Power is a British freelance investigative journalist specialising in drugs and technology. His book Drugs 2.0: The Web Revolution That's Changing How the World Gets High documents a new digital frontline in the war on drugs.

Mollie Hanley

Mollie Hanley is a writer, researcher and organiser, with a background in corporate transparency and open data. After graduating from SOAS, Mollie mobilised campaigns to open up public records about companies at OpenCorporates.

Niamh McIntyre

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.

Nicholas Masterton

Nicholas Masterton works at Forensic Architecture, focusing on the spatialisation of video and other open source media. He studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Architectural Association (AA), where he carried out research into the nature of digital labour through the orchestration of crowdsourced tasks.

Nikolas Leontopoulos

Nikolas Leontopoulos is a Greek journalist based in Athens. He is the co-founder of Reporters United, a new centre for investigative journalism and a network of reporters in Greece. Nikolas worked for ten years for the Athens daily Eleftherotypia.

Olivier van Beemen

Olivier van Beemen is an investigative journalist from Amsterdam and the author of the book Heineken in Africa: A Multinational Unleashed. The book is the result of six years of thorough journalistic research, not only in thirteen African countries where the Dutch multinational is operating, but also in the company’s archives and academic literature.

Pamela Duncan

Pamela Duncan is an award winning journalist, working for the Guardian’s Data Projects team. During the Coronavirus pandemic she’s been specialising in providing in-depth analysis of Covid-19 data in the UK including excess deaths happening in people's homes/care homes and calling out gaps in the data and delayed or misleading data.

Paul Bradshaw

Professor Paul Bradshaw is an online journalist and blogger, who leads the MA in Multiplatform and Mobile Journalism at Birmingham City University. He manages his own blog, the Online Journalism Blog (OJB), and was the co-founder of Help Me Investigate, an investigative journalism website funded by Channel 4 and Screen WM.

Paul Samrai

Paul Samrai has worked for every major UK 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.

Raj Bairoliya

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 a story.

Robert Hunter

Robert Hunter is a founder of City Disabilities, a charity which supports people with disabilities in the work place. He is an experienced solicitor advocate. In the course of 30 years in the City, Robert has been a partner in a magic circle firm and is now a partner at a specialist litigation boutique.

Robert Miller

Robert Miller is the Business Night Editor at The Times. Formerly a broadcaster for BBC Radio Five Live on Wake Up to Money, a presenter for Telegraph TV and Telegraph Talk, a senior business correspondent at the Telegraph, Associate Editor of Sunday Business, City Editor-in-Chief of The Express and banking correspondent of The Times.

Robert Trafford

Robert Trafford works at Forensic Architecture on open source research, data mining and analysis, as well as writing and editing for scripts and exhibitions, and occasional reporting. He is also a project coordinator.

Shaun Lintern

Shaun Lintern is health editor of The Sunday Times. An investigative health journalist for more than a decade, he has helped expose some of the worst scandals in NHS history, including the Shropshire and Telford maternity disaster and poor care at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust and subsequent public inquiry.

Shiv Malik

Shiv Malik is a former investigative journalist who, along with reporting from Afghanistan and Pakistan, worked for the Guardian for five years breaking exclusive front page stories on everything from UK government social policy to international terrorism.

Simon Bowers

Simon Bowers is an investigative journalist with ICIJ, a non-profit organisation specialising in cross-border journalistic collaborations. As well as coordinating the collaborative efforts of ICIJ partner journalists in Europe, he continues to work as a reporter.

Tom Bristow

Tom Bristow has been a journalist for 12 years and spent the last six years establishing an award-winning investigations team at one of the largest regional publishers in the UK. The Archant Investigations Unit focuses on holding local power to account, including councils, health authorities, the police and businesses.

Tom Flannery

Tom Flannery runs Mono, a digital design studio, based in Cardiff. His award-winning work with the BBC and the Guardian turns complex data or investigations into compelling visual stories.  

Wendy M. Grossman

Wendy M. Grossman covers the intersection of computers, freedom, and privacy and is a long-time member of the executive board of the Association of British Science Writers. Her Friday net.wars column has appeared continuously since 2001.

Winny de Jong

Winny de Jong is a data journalist at the Dutch national broadcaster NOS. Described by colleagues as a ‘workaholic’, and ’strategist’ who gives ‘EPIC presentations’, she usually speaks about the importance of data literacy, how to develop ideas, and her data journalistic workflow.