The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Summer Conference

3–4 July 2024

3-4 July 2024
Goldsmiths, University of London

#CIJSummer Investigative Journalism Conference is the UK’s only training conference 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.

Bookings are now open.  

Why attend #CIJSummer Conference?

  • Learn from some of the best investigative journalists
  • Enjoy our friendly and collaborative atmosphere
  • Upgrade your investigative skills with hands-on training
  • Be inspired by great investigations

Topics Covered

  • Financial journalism
  • Data journalism (hands-on)
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Environmental investigations
  • Crime investigations
  • Investigative methodology
  • Open-Source Intelligence Gathering (OSINT)
  • And much more


Published: 21 Jun 2024

Paul Foot Award Winner and Nominees Speak at #CIJSummer 2024

The 2024 winner of the Paul Foot Award, Tristan Kirk, the Evening Standard's Courts Correspondent will talk about his award-winning investigation into the Single Justice Procedure, a secretive court process where hundreds of thousands of people are convicted each year in private hearings.
Published: 03 Jun 2024

Poonam Agarwal to Deliver the 2024 CIJ Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture

Indian investigative journalist Poonam Agarwal will deliver this year's Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture: Election Integrity: the Indian Electoral Bonds Scam on Wed 3 July. The Gavin MacFadyen Memorial lecture was established in 2017 after the death of our founding director, investigative journalist Gavin MacFadyen.
Published: 31 May 2024

#CIJSummer and UK General Election: Changes to the Timetable

We have made some minor changes to the timetable on Thu 4 July to allow more time for people to cast their votes in the UK General Election. The conference will start a bit later: 10am instead of 9:30am.
Published: 21 May 2024

The Legend That Was Paul Foot

The annual Paul Foot Awards for Campaigning and Investigative Journalism are a highlight of the journalistic year: they are given to some of the best investigative journalists in the UK. But for those who don't remember the man himself - who was Paul Foot?
Published: 21 May 2024

Climate Investigations at #CIJSummer Conference

What is the difference between a climate story and a climate investigation? And where do you even start with COP? This year we bring climate journalists and CIJ Open Climate Reporting Initiative (OCRI) coordinators to share their knowledge and skills on all things climate.
Published: 23 Apr 2024

Financial Journalism Courses at #CIJSummer 2024

Back by popular demand: Understanding Company Accounts - a four-part course taught by a forensic accountant Raj Bairoliya that will demystify the jargon and teach you about companies' motivation to massage earnings; their profit and loss accounts and balance sheets; funds flow statements and the small print (often the most interesting bit of the whole document).
Published: 08 Apr 2024

Keynote: Post Office Horizon Scandal

We are delighted to welcome Rebecca Thomson, who broke the Post Office scandal while working as a reporter at Computer Weekly in 2009, and Tom Witherow, who did extensive coverage of this story when he was business editor of the Daily Mail, and Richard Brooks from Private Eye, who covered this scandal for the magazine as our keynote speakers at #CIJSummer Conference 2024.
Published: 05 Apr 2024

First #CIJSummer Speakers Announced

We are delighted to announce the first (confirmed!) #CIJSummer Conference 2024 speakers! Once again we have an excellent data team, who will offer hands-on training in everything from spreadsheets to R, maps to scraping.