3 investigative reporting conferences to attend in 2019

July 25, 2019

Conferences are a brilliant opportunity to boost your skills and network with your peers. With interesting speakers and compelling training sessions, attending these events gives you the chance to become a better storyteller. Let’s take a look at what events are happening for the rest of the year for investigative reporting.

1. Summer school on investigative reporting - Aug 15-17, 2019 in Riga, Latvia. Investigative Journalism Summer School is a meeting place for professionals looking to upscale their skills, be inspired and refreshed. Over the course of three days, industry leaders will share their trade secrets, the newest tools that make investigations and international cooperation much more effective and powerful. This year parallel sessions will be added focusing on the needs of editors, newsroom and media managers.https://www.media-summerschool.lv/

2. GIJN19 conference -  Sept  26-29, 2019 in Hamburg, Germany. The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is the world’s largest international gathering of investigative reporters. The conferences are held every two years. Journalists who have attended the global conferences have returned home and made a major impact on such issues as corruption, health care, and the environment. They have gone on to found investigative centers, direct I-teams at major newspapers and television stations, collaborate with colleagues worldwide, and train the next generation of investigative reporters.

3. Africa Investigative journalism conference - Oct 28-30, 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Africa Investigative Journalism Conference is the largest gathering of investigative journalists in Africa, organised by Wits Journalism. The 15th African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2019) will take place on October 28-30, 2019 at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Visit the AIJC18 homepage to see all the updates, speakers and presentations from this edition of the conference. http://journalism.co.za/aijc/

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