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    28-30 June 2018
    Goldsmiths, University of London
     

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Timetable 2017

Please note, this is a DRAFT timetable.  It will be updated.

Those sessions marked as [R] will be recorded. Most of them will be webcast on our website.

Thursday 22 June  
8.15-9.00 Registration, tea and coffee in the Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSH) Atrium  
   
9.00-9.40 Room: PSH LG01       Welcome by Sean Cubitt, Co-Head of Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths University
and James Harkin, Director of the CIJ.
Followed by a remembrance of our late founding director Gavin MacFadyen and our legendary data and CAR trainer David Donald
 
   
  Room: PSH314 Room: PSH326 Room: PSH LG01 Lab: PSH105 Lab: PSH104 PSH Atrium
9.50-11.00

How to Get the Most Out of Companies House
Martin Tomkinson and Robert Miller

Libel and Privacy Law
Justin Walford

 
Power is Everywhere: How Stakeholder-Driven Media Build the Future of Watchdog News [R]

Mark Lee Hunter
 

Data Cleaning with Pandas - 1 (I), Hands-on
Karrie Kehoe and Max Harlow

Excel 1: The Power of Data Analysis for Stories (B), Hands-on
Crina Boroş and Jonathan Stoneman
 
InfoSec Clinic
All levels
   
11.15-12.25

Understanding Company Accounts - 1,
Raj Bairoliya

Data Advice Clinic: Q&A
Data Trainers Collective

Building Community Journalism [R]
Adam Cantwell-Corn, Hazel Healy, Peter Geoghegan

Moderator: Tom Sanderson

Data Wrangling with Pandas - 2 (I), Hands-on
Karrie Kehoe and Max Harlow

Excel - 2: Finding Patterns in the Data (B), Hands-on
Jonathan Stoneman and Crina Boroş
 

InfoSec Clinic
All levels

   
12.25-13.30 Lunch break  
   
  Room: PSH314 Room: PSH326 Room PSH: LG01 Lab: PSH 105 Lab: PSH 104 PSH Atrium
13.30-14.40

Understanding Company Accounts - 2,
Raj Bairoliya

Case-Study: Coalition Drone Strikes Uncovered
Alice Ross, Chris Woods, Joseph Trevithick and Timothy Sawa
 
Fact-Checking Brexit [R]
Phoebe Arnold and Joseph O'Leary
R - 1 (A),
Hands-on
Caelainn Barr and Karrie Kehoe
Excel - 3: Summarising Your Data for the Big Picture (B), Hands-on
Jonathan Stoneman and Crina Boroş
 
InfoSec Clinic
All levels
14.55-16.05

Understanding Company Accounts - 3,
Raj Bairoliya

Coping with Big Datasets: Follow Along: Two Examples of How to Interrogate Larger Datasets [R]
Jonathan Stoneman

Advanced Internet Research - 1: How to Check Stuff
Henk van Ess

R - 2 (A), Hands-on
Caelainn Barr and Karrie Kehoe
Excel - 4: Getting data into Excel (I), Hands-on Helena Bengtsson and Luuk Sengers
 
InfoSec Clinic
All levels
16.20-17.30

Understanding Company Accounts - 4,
Raj Bairoliya

Refugee Journalists Project [R]
Vivienne Francis

Get Funding for Projects
Laura Ranca

R - 3 (A), Hands-on
Caelainn Barr and Karrie Kehoe
Excel - 5: Matching data in Excel (I), Hands-on Helena Bengtsson and Luuk Sengers InfoSec Clinic
All levels

  

Friday 23 June  
8.30-9.00 Registration, tea and coffee - Professor Stuart Hall Building Atrium  
   
  Room: PSH314 Room: PSH326 Room: PSH LG01 Lab: PSH105 Lab: PSH104 PSH Atrium
9.00- 10.10 Accessing Information Under FOIA - 1,
Jenna Corderoy and Sid Ryan

Fact-Checking Techniques - 1,
Alastair Reid [R]

Story-based Inquiry - 1: A Method Through the Madness. Using hypotheses and chronologies to frame and advance your project 
Mark Lee Hunter

Exploring Networks with Neo4j - 1 (A), Hands-on

Leila Haddou and Max Harlow

SQL - 1 (A), Hands-on
Crina Boroş
InfoSec Clinic
All levels
   
10.25- 11.35

Accessing Information Under FOIA - 2,
Jenna Corderoy and Sid Ryan
 

Fact-Checking Techniques - 2,
Alastair Reid [R]

Story-based Inquiry - 2:
Creative Techniques. Scenarisation and source mapping 
Luuk Sengers

Exploring Networks with Neo4j - 2 (A), Hands-on

Leila Haddou and Max Harlow

SQL - 2 (A), Hands-on
Crina Boroş
InfoSec Clinic
All levels
   
11.35- 12.45
Debunking Russian Fakes: How Proper Journalism and Media Literacy Can Help with Fact-Checking  
Mariia Zhdanova
Holding a mirror to the National Health Service
Shaun Lintern

Story-based Inquiry - 3: Practical Tools. Using a research database and other record keeping software
Luuk Sengers
 

Code for Journalists - 1 (B), Hands-on
Leila Haddou and Max Harlow

SQL - 3 (A), Hands-on
Crina Boroş
InfoSec Clinic 
All levels
   
12:45-13.45 Lunch break  
   
  Room: PSH314 Room: PSH326 Room: PSH LG02 Lab: PSH105 Lab: PSH104 PSH Atrium

13:45-
14.55

Advanced Internet Research - 2: Investigating Jihadists
Henk van Ess

Covert Filming: Methods and Equipment

Brian Flynn

Story-based Inquiry 4: Crafting the Story. A continuous process 
Mark Lee Hunter

Code for Journalists - 2 (B), Hands-on
Leila Haddou and Max Harlow
Follow the Money Masterclass - 1, Hands-on
Paul Radu
InfoSec Clinic
All levels
 
   

15.10- 16.20

Tableau Data Visualisations - 1,
Sophie Sparkes and Florian Ramseger
 

How We Did It: Examples of Data Journalism
Helena Bengtsson
Advanced Internet Research - 3: Facebook Extravaganza
Henk van Ess
Statistics - 1,
Jodi Upton and Crina Boroş
Follow the Money Masterclass - 2, Hands-on
Paul Radu
InfoSec Clinic
All levels
   
16.30- 17.40

Tableau Data Visualisations - 2,
Sophie Sparkes and Florian Ramseger
 

Internet Trolls: The Russian Example
Jessikka Aro
Getting Started with Data Journalism [R]
Aron Pilhofer
Statistics - 2,
Jodi Upton and Crina Boroş

Follow the Money Masterclass - 3, Hands-on
Paul Radu

 
 
Saturday 24 June
9:00 - 9:30  Registrations in the Professor Stuart Hall Building Atrium 

All morning talks take place in Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSH) Room LG02                                                                                                                                                      

PSH Atrium                                           
 
9.30-
10.00

Welcome from James Harkin, Director of the CIJ.
Followed by a remembrance of Gavin MacFadyen

 Remembering Gavin MacFadyen's support for Whistleblowers, Eileen Chubb of the Whistler and Compassion in Care. 

 
 

10.00- 
11:00

Gavin MacFadyen Memorial Lecture
Anabel Hernández

 

 

11:00-
11.20

Break  
 

11.20-
12.20

Michelle Ye Hee Lee: Fact-Checking the US Elections and Donald Trump [R] InfoSec Clinic
All levels
 
12.20-13.20 Lunch for speakers and delegates
 
13:20-13:50

Room:LG02       Lightning Talks: Journalistic Toolkits and Databases.
Followed by 'marketplace' networking in PSH314 and PSH 326

With InfosecBytes, Transparency Toolkit, Ferret Fact Service, WhatDoTheyKnowPro and BureauLocal

  PSH314 PSH326 PSH Atrium
13.50-
14.50
Marketplace, Journalistic Databases Marketplace, Journalistic Toolkits.
 
InfoSec Clinic
 
14.50-
15.00
Break
 
  PSH Room LG02                                                                                  PSH Atrium            

15.00-
16.00

 

How to Fight 'Alternative Facts'? With Alastair Reid (social media journalist at

Press Association), Jessikka Aro (Finnish journalists who investigated Russian internet trolls), Natalia Antelava (co-founder and editor-in-chief of Coda Story), chaired by Dr Yemisi Akinbobola (Birmingham School of Media) [R]

InfoSec Clinic
All levels
 

16.00-
16.20

Break

InfoSec Clinic
All levels
 

16.20-
17.20