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Investigative Journalism Skills Workshop at Griffith College

Event Date: 
24 May, 2017 to 25 May, 2017

Investigative Journalism Skills Workshop

There is a limit of five places reserved for Griffith College media faculty students and recent graduates on a free, two-day investigative journalism skills workshop run by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and hosted here at the Faculty of Journalism & Media Communications at Griffith College in Dublin on Wed 24th &  Thur 25th May, 2017, organised in conjunction with the Dublin Inquirer newspaper. The other participants on the course will be drawn from community, and not-for-profit media outlets whose writers practice investigative journalism here in Ireland.  Please see workshop and application details below and read up on the Centre, based at Goldsmiths University, London, if you wish to apply.

If you would like to be considered for a place: please email Barry Finnegan, Programme Director and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Journalism and Media Communications @ <[email protected]>  a 100 to 200 word explanation as to how taking this course would benefit you, why you should be chosen, and, for example how it will benefit your work/career plans and options by the deadline of 5.00pm next Thursday 23rd March, 2017. Including hyperlinks to your journalistic work available online will be a benefit.

Details: Centre for Investigative Journalism, investigative journalism skills workshop, May 24th & 25th, 2017 @ Griffith College:

“The Centre for Investigative Journalism based in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London is running "a free two-day workshop with hands-on practical training covering some of the most important skills used by investigative teams across the industry. The workshop will cover data journalism techniques which will allow you to find interesting data and interrogate it to find leads and stories. 

The training will also cover how to find information on companies and their accounts to help you to find the evidence with which to back your stories up. For unpublished information held by public bodies, the training will also show you how to navigate the legislation concerning Freedom of Information”.