Jun
3
5:30 pm17:30

Dirty governments and dodgy politics

A discussion of the various types of political corruption (shorthand for organised undermining of democracy by powerful interests) I have encountered within multiple investigative projects. The examples used to illustrate these points will be primarily NZ- and US-based, but on issues that remain relevant in the UK and elsewhere.
Identifying corruption:


Emily Menkes is a young investigative journalist from New Zealand. She was involved in a book about civilian deaths and prisoner torture in Afghanistan at the hands of the NZ SAS. Also. she worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington DC at the time of yhe Offshore Leaks launch.

Jun
3
4:30 pm16:30

What they don’t teach you at journalism school

A skills-based talk about starting out as an investigative journalist, primarily aimed at students. A practical attempt to counter the negative mindsets often perpetuated by many in the mainstream media – who often impress upon young recruits how journalism is a ‘dying industry’ and how you need to get your spirit broken first (by working in tabloids etc) in order to do the things you care about.

Emily Menkes is a young investigative journalist from New Zealand. She was involved in a book about civilian deaths and prisoner torture in Afghanistan at the hands of the NZ SAS. Also. she worked for the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists in Washington DC at the time of yhe Offshore Leaks launch.

Jun
3
3:30 pm15:30

Before BREXIT: The technology of immigration control

Tips for journalists, investigators and campaigners

The workshop explains the are number of options/models on and after BREXIT.  It will look at how it’s not as simple as free movement v immigration control. It will include visual aids, handouts, and stories from of real life scenarios. 


Adrian Berry is a human rights law barrister at Garden Court Chambers, who specialises in immigration, free movement, citizenship, and asylum law. 

Jun
3
2:30 pm14:30

A short history of long-form

Attention spans are getting shorter and shorter, right? Not quite. Thanks to reading on mobiles, new web tools and social sharing, the appetite for immersive, in depth long-form journalism has rarely been greater than it is now. This session will look at the rise of long-form, and offer some thoughts about where it's headed.

Giles Wilson is creative director of Harpoon Productions, a digital content production house. He was the founding editor of the BBC News Magazine where he introduced long-form journalism.

Jun
3
12:30 pm12:30

Learn How to Riot

This workshop will be a fun, participatory beginners guide to rioting in an age of resistance Confronting power safely is going to become an increasingly important skill in the coming years. And basic protest skills – how to stay safe in fast-moving crowds, how to avoid getting trapped in a police kettle and how to break out if you are – are important skills. 

With Adam Ramsay, editor of Open Democracy UK, former activism director of student network People & Planet

Jun
3
10:30 am10:30

WTF is Short Hand?

This entertaining session with Lizzy  Millar from the Press Association will consider that in a digital age it may be surprising, and interesting, that such an analogue skill still has such a solid foundation….and actually it could be one antidote to Fake News.

Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

Write Your Own Six Word Story

Author SUSAN ANGOY teaches the art of compressed six word stories to hone your narrative skills to the barest essential. No previous writing experience necessary, just a love of truth. 

Are you up for the challenge?

(That was six words)