Conference 2018 Programme

The fifth Centre for Investigative Journalism conference will be happening in less than three weeks in Wellington. Join us to hear colleagues explaining how they achieved some of the year’s big stories, to learn new investigative skills and –  most important — to meet and spend time with other people who care about quality journalism on issues that matter.

Day 1 of the programme will focus on #MeToo, with:

  • Louise Nicholas: Walking alongside Survivors of Sexual Violence
  • Alison Mau: Stuff’s #MeTooNZ project investigating sexual harassment in NZ workplaces
  • Melanie Reid: The small media start up that took on NZ’s biggest law firm … breaking the Russell McVeagh story
  • (Followed by a panel discussion and Q+A with the speakers)

The afternoon will feature:

  • Aaron Smale: Hiding in Plain Sight: How the Media Misses Maori Stories
  • Opportunities for in-depth small-group discussions with the speakers and skills based workshops:
    • Business investigations with Matt Nippert
    • Investigative skills with Nicky Hager

Day 1 will conclude with drinks and the inaugural CIJJIES investigative journalism award ceremony, run by Matt Nippert. The finalists for the awards have been announced here.

Day 2 will focus on military investigations, with:

  • Joachim Dyfvermark: Swedish investigative journalist, on how you can start cooperating with journalists in other countries
  • Paula Penfold & Eugene Bingham: Digging through secrecy and obstruction: investigating the Defence Force
  • (Followed by a panel discussion and Q+A with the speakers)
  • Opportunities for in-depth small-group discussions with the speakers and skills based workshops:
    • OpSec with digital security specialists Insomnia Security
    • Data journalism with Herald Data Editor Chris Knox

You can register now by clicking on this link.

Nicky Hager
NZ Centre for Investigative Journalism