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Investigative Journalism School

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Leeds Trinity University is hosting an investigative journalism school to teach the latest tips for working in the industry on Wednesday 24 May and Thursday​ 25 May.

The event, titled Holding Power To Account, is aimed at employers and employees from media organisations of all sizes who need to stay safe while tackling challenging assignments. And, while it is aimed at investigative journalists, the event will also cater for a wide range of media-related business people.

​The school will be split into individual workshops and organisers are keen to hear from would-be guests looking for specific training, such as law refresher courses. There will also be the chance to meet other business people, academics, students and graduates about to enter the jobs market.

Guest speakers include some of the country's leading names in media law and regulation, as well as experts on the most up-to-date online research techniques, including checking the authenticity of photographs and other evidence.

They include Matt Tee, Chief Executive of the Independent Press Standards Organisation. Other speakers include Dominic Harrison, a highly experienced lawyer working on some of Channel 4's most ground-breaking documentaries, and Justin Walford, the Senior Editorial Legal Counsel for The Sun. Leila Haddou, an investigative journalist for The Financial Times, will teach advanced online research skills.

Jenna Corderoy from the Centre for Investigative Journalism will give expert advice on how to use the Freedom of Information Act, and Richard Whittell from Corporate Watch will also pass on his expertise in investigating company finances.

The event is being organised by Nigel Green, who has more than 30 years' experience as a crime and investigative reporter and is now an Associate Principal Lecturer at Leeds Trinity University.


  Wednesday 24 May​

 ​Thursday 25 May

9.30am: Welcome and Introduction: Nigel Green 9.30am: Welcome and Introduction: Nigel Green
10.00am-1.00pm: Jenna Corderoy 10.00am-12.00pm: Dominic Harrison
​​12.00pm-1.00pm: Richard Whittell
1.00pm-2.00pm: Lunch ​​1.00pm-2pm: Lunch
2.00pm-3.30pm: Justin Walford 2.00pm-3.00pm: Richard Whittell
3.30pm-5.30pm: Matt Tee 3.00-pm-5.30pm Leila Haddou

Tickets for the investigative journalism school, held at Leeds Trinity University in Horsforth, are £30 for two days or £20 for one day. This covers the cost of lunch and refreshments. Entry is free for Leeds Trinity University staff, students and alumni.

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