Goldsmiths announces a new partnership with the Centre for Investigative Journalism from this summer

Centre of Investigative Journalism moves to Goldsmiths

Centre of Investigative Journalism moves to Goldsmiths. Pic: Goldsmithslondon

Goldsmiths, University of London, has announced a new partnership with the Centre for Investigative Journalism.

Previously hosted at City University, London, the CIJ will now be based within Goldsmiths’ department of Media and Communications, after a mutual agreement between the two parties.

The CIJ supports and promotes critical reporting and journalism in defence of public interest and takes particular pride in its work in nations where the freedom of press is under threat.

Founded in 2003 with a grant from the Lorana Sullivan Foundation, the CIJ went on to acquire charity status in 2007 and has been supported by a number of other foundations over the years.

The partnership will see Goldsmiths host the CIJ’s summer school in July at which journalists from across the world will come together for a renowned training experience providing practical workshops, public talks and film screenings.

CIJ Director, Gavin MacFayden, said: “The Centre for Investigative Journalism is delighted to be at Goldsmiths and to be able to contribute to the vitality and strengths of the Department of Media and Communications.”

The department will work closely with the CIJ in providing support, training and internships for journalism graduates both in the UK and those facing oppressive regimes.

Angela Phillips, convenor of Goldsmiths’ MA Journalism course, said: “We are very pleased that the Centre of Investigative journalism will partner with Goldsmiths.

“I think it’s a very good fit, because they are all about integrity and have new reporting methods which we are already working on with our journalist students.”

The CIJ foundation has provided support to hundreds of journalists, researchers and students from over 30 countries.

Professor Natalie Fenton, joint head of the Goldsmiths Media and Communications department, said: “The Centre for Investigative Journalism will bring an extra dimension to our international reputation for offering the best in both practical and theoretical approaches to journalism.”

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