Our mission is to train and champion the traditional craft of professional investigative journalism: what we call TRADECRAFT. Much of our work involves applying fresh tools and methods drawn from technology, science, new media and professional expertise to the work of investigation.

Introduction to Code for Journalists

Code can be an incredibly powerful way to get to a story quickly. If you want to understand how code is used in a newsroom to accelerate and enhance research – from collating and cleaning data to automatically monitoring public information – this course is for you. 

#CIJNewcastle Conference

Saturday 9 November 2019 The Boiler House, Newcastle University #CIJNewcastle Price: £5 – £19 REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Following on from last year’s sell-out conference, we are delighted that we will once again be returning to Newcastle for a day of investigative talks and training.

Web Scraping for Journalists

Faster than FOI and more detailed than advanced search techniques, scraping also allows you to grab data that organisations would rather you didn’t have – and put it into a form that allows you to get answers. BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE.

Three-day deep dive into Data Journalism

Take a deep dive into data journalism by combining “Finding Stories With Data” (13 December) with “Data-Driven Investigations” (14 & 15 December). We offer a 10% discount for booking both courses at the same time. BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE.

Finding Stories With Data

BOOKINGS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS COURSE. If you are interested in attending future versions of this course, please email

Data-Driven Investigations

This course will give participants an opportunity to take their core data skills to the next level and combine them with advanced internet research for rich, in-depth investigations.

The CIJ and the Google News Initiative to continue delivering Access to Tools

– The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is delighted to announce that it will be continuing its partnership with the Google News Initiative. Building on the success of last year’s training that was launched in Newcastle in September 2018, the Access to Tools programme will see the CIJ lead 25 workshops between May and December […]

Laura Garcia training in Newcastle

Introduction to Code for Journalists

Code can help with a wide range of journalistic research tasks, from collating and cleaning data to automating the monitoring of public information. If you want to learn coding skills to speed up and enhance your own research, this course is for you.