Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) is a think-tank, alternative university and an experimental laboratory set up to train a new generation of reporters in the tools of investigative, in-depth, and long-form journalism across all media.
Established by the late investigative journalist and filmmaker Gavin MacFadyen in 2003, the CIJ quickly established a reputation for educating both journalists, and the public in the craft, culture and methods of journalism in the public interest. With roots both in the United States and in mainland Europe, through an industry-standard training programme in the UK and lively public events and symposia around the world, we work to educate both practitioners and the public on issues of interest to investigative journalism. Via the dissemination of handbooks and online courses in the tradecraft of journalism, and building up a library of literature and resources, we help with the education of journalists both in the UK and overseas.Since 2003, the key event in our calendar has been the annual #CIJSummer Conference (formerly Summer School) in London. Thus far it’s attracted over two thousand journalists from thirty-five countries: including Iraq, China, Russia, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico and Serbia. Since 2003, the CIJ Summer School’s pioneering training in data journalism, operational and computer security, advanced internet research, Freedom of Information Act requests, business document analysis and the mechanics of story in an age of ubiquitous data have transformed investigations in newsrooms across Britain.