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Teatime training – Investigative journalism

This short session will give attendees a flavour of life as an investigations journalist, leaving them inspired and committed to pursuing a career in this field.

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 short session will give attendees a flavour of life as an investigations journalist, leaving them inspired and committed to pursuing a career in this field. It is aimed at journalists who have ambitions to pursue a career of this kind.

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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