2015 Conference

Dear friends,

We invite you to join us for the second annual conference of the New Zealand Centre of Investigative Journalism at Massey University, Wellington on 11-12 July 2015.

Building on last year’s conference, the event will be an opportunity to hear interesting speakers, learn new skills and meet and share ideas with a wide range of people interested in investigative journalism.

The speakers include:

  • Private investigator and former police officer John Gualter, on interviewing and investigative research methods
  • North & South editor-at-large Donna Chisholm and senior writer Mike White on investigating miscarriage of justice cases and writing the long-form feature
  • Herald reporter David Fisher on practical skills they use in their investigations
  • Nicky Hager, on the lessons he learned researching the book Dirty Politics and the New Zealand Snowden documents.

We’ll also have experts in cyber-security, plus other speakers to be confirmed.

Registrations are now open, again with deliberately low prices to ensure money doesn’t get in the way of you coming. We have three prices: $40 for waged people, $20 for students and unwaged people, and, as proposed by participants last year, a news organisation rate of $80 for people whose workplaces are paying.

The conference is open to all journalists, journalism students and teachers, and authors, film makers and others who are interested in or actively doing investigative journalism. Please spread the word to anyone you think may be interested. We want an event where participants feel comfortable talking freely so it is not aimed at people involved in party politics or public relations. Please check with us if you are unsure.

We will send an update with more information later. We are planning a programme which is a combination of interesting speakers, opportunities for participants to met each other and discuss their work, and specific investigative skills sessions. if you have any suggestions for sessions, please let us know.

In the meantime, put the date in your diary, forward this e-mail to friends and colleagues, and register now by clicking on this link.


Kind regards,

Nicky Hager, Dr James Hollings, Keith Ng
New Zealand Centre for Investigative Journalism