The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Summer Conference

6–11 July 2020

Designed for journalists. Open to all.

The CIJ Summer Conference is the UK’s only journalism training event with an emphasis on teaching investigative skills.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s event will take place online.

New format: what to expect

#CIJSummer 2020 Online will take place over six days and have two distinct parts:

  • Free talks and lectures, days 1 and 6
  • Mix and match pay-as-you go training courses, days 2–5

Data Journalism, Using the Freedom of Information Act, Story-Based Inquiry Method and Open-Source Intelligence training will take place over four days: divided into one to two hour classes each day.

Each course will be priced individually and you will be able to sign up to as many as you like. The number of places per course is limited.

Talks will be broadcast live and free to “attend” via Zoom and/or CIJ YouTube. Audience will be able to ask questions via the comments sections.

If you course is sold out – check our Scheduled Training. Some of them are repeated in the summer months.


Published: 15 May 2020

Katherine Eban talks Covid-19, pharmaceuticals, lies and President Trump

Katherine Eban, an award-winning New York-based investigative journalist, joins #CIJSummer 2020 Online from new York. She comes to the CIJ to talk about Covid-19, pharmaceutical drugs, lies and President Trump.
Published: 13 May 2020

Exiled Turkish Journalist Can Dündar to give a talk

Veteran Turkish journalist Can Dündar will address the CIJ conference, giving insights from his life and career on how to continue to hold the powerful to account when not only your journalism, but your freedom and even your life are under threat.
Published: 12 May 2020

New speakers: Nadine White and Emma Youle

HuffPostUK news reporter Nadine White and special correspondent Emma Youle will give a talk on “SPAC Nation Expose: An Exploited Congregation.”
Published: 20 Apr 2020

#CIJSummer Online hands-on courses confirmed

Data Journalism, Using the Freedom of Information Act, Story Based Inquiry Method and Open Source Intelligence training will take place over four days on 7-10 July as part of the #CIJSummer Conference.
Published: 15 Apr 2020

#CIJSummer goes online

We are delighted to announce that #CIJSummer 2020 WILL take place this year, but like everything else, it will move online.