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Masterclass – Investigative journalism

This session is a masterclass on some of the key areas of investigative journalism including sources, interpreting data, Freedom of Information requests and the basics of planning and producing an investigation.

Investigative journalism is hugely important to uncover truths and hold power to account. And while it is an exciting role, it required specific skills from in-depth legal knowledge to data journalism to brilliant interviewing to exceptional writing skills.

This session is a masterclass on some of the key areas of investigative journalism including sources, interpreting data, Freedom of Information requests and the basics of planning and producing an investigation.

The session will be interactive and will include real-life case studies. It will be led by top-class- investigative journalist Tom Bristow.

About the trainer:

The session will be led by Tom Bristow, a leading investigative journalist and editor, who has years of experience under his belt.

Tom built and ran an award-winning investigations unit for regional publisher Archant between 2016 and 2022. Prior to that he worked as a reporter and editor for several publications. He has also produced a true crime podcast and delivered an investigative journalism training course. He has spoken about investigations in the regional media at conferences including News Rewired, The Society of Editors and the Centre for Investigative Journalism.

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