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Investigative journalism course keeps reporters safe

Posted on 12 April 2017

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Leeds Trinity University is hosting an investigate journalism course to teach the latest tips for working in the industry.

Holding Power to Account is a two-day event in May, aimed at employees from media organisations of all sizes, who need to stay safe while tackling challenging assignments.

It will be delivered by some of the country's biggest names in journalism, 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.

Organiser Nigel Green, Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Leeds Trinity University, has more than 30 years' experience as a crime and investigative reporter. He said:

"The event is aimed at investigative journalists, but will also cater for a wide range of media-related business people. Workshops will offer a chance for presentations and discussion, and crucially it will be very practical and useful, with experts on hand to teach the latest skills and knowledge."

Speakers already lined up for the event include: Justin Walford from The Sun, who has the tough task of keeping one of Britain's most contentious papers safe in a world of ever-changing laws and regulations; Leila Haddou from The Financial Times who teaches advanced online research skills; and Dominic Harrison from Channel 4, who has advised on a diverse range of programmes and films including Dispatches, Unreported World, Escape from Isis, Walking the Americas and more.

Holding Power to Account takes place on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May, 9.30am – 5.30pm at Leeds Trinity University. It costs £20pp for one day, or £30pp for both days.

The event is free for Leeds Trinity University staff, students and alumni.

To secure your place, please visit our Journalism pages or for more information contact Nigel Green on n.green@leedstrinity.ac.uk