10TH GLOBAL INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM CONFERENCE
The Global Investigative Journalism Conference is the world’s largest international gathering of investigative reporters. The conferences are held every two years. Since our first gathering in Copenhagen in 2001, we have brought together more than 5,000 journalists from 100 countries. Later conferences have been held in Copenhagen (2003), Amsterdam (2005), Toronto (2007), Lillehammer (2008), Geneva (2010), Kiev (2011), Rio de Janeiro (2013), and Lillehammer (2015).
The GIJCs are overseen and co-sponsored by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), in partnership with its national member organizations. The conferences are widely credited with playing a key role in the rapid global expansion of investigative reporting over the past decade. By focusing on skills and training, they have helped spread state-of-the-art investigative reporting, data journalism, and cross-border collaboration around the world.
Journalists who have attended the global conferences have returned home and made a major impact on such issues as corruption, health care, and the environment. They have gone on to found investigative centers, direct I-teams at major newspapers and television stations, collaborate with colleagues worldwide, and train the next generation of investigative reporters.
This year’s Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC17) is brought to you by GIJN and the Wits Journalism Program of the University of the Witwatersrand, with the support of Investigative Journalism Workshop and the University of of the Witwatersrand. This year’s conference incorporates the 12th African Investigative Journalism Conference (AIJC2017), an annual event hosted by Wits Journalism.
Date and Time
Wed, Nov 15, 2017, 6:00 PM –
Sun, Nov 19, 2017, 12:00 PM SAST
Wits Science Stadium
CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS/ABSTRACTS
Investigative and Computer-Assisted Reporting Pedagogical Skills and Techniques
To be presented at the 2017 Global Investigative Journalism Conference at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa.
This is a call for submission of abstracts by May 15, 2017, of no more than 300 words for a short paper and panel presentation at Global Investigative Journalism Conference. Abstracts and papers should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decisions will be made by June 15, 2017.
Final papers will be due Sept. 15, 2017.
The papers will be compiled in a digital publication for the conference and accepted proposals and presenters will receive invitations to attend to the conference.
Topics considered although not limited to:
– Trends in investigative reporting
– Trends in computer-assisted reporting and data journalism
– Challenges in doing investigative reporting depending on country or culture
– Successful methods of teaching investigative, computer-assisted and data journalism
– Adapting investigative journalism to new technologies
Proposals should present original research into any aspect of the aforementioned topics. Papers must follow APA style. If abstract is accepted, paper length is no more than 15 pages (excluding references, tables and appendices).
Papers should not have been published or presented at a prior conference.
* Paper must be written in English.
* Paper must be in the format of Microsoft Word (.doc). No other formats will be accepted.
* If abstract is accepted, paper must be formatted to APA style and no longer than 15 pages (excluding references, tables, appendices)
* Papers should be sent with the title, but papers sent with author’s identifying information displayed will automatically be disqualified. Please send a separate title page with the authors’ contact information.
If you experience any problems in submitting your paper or have any questions, please contact Brant Houston at email@example.com or Jelter Meers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guest Editors Include
Steve Doig, Arizona State University
Anton Harber, University of the Witwatersrand
Brant Houston, University of Illinois
Amy Schmitz Weiss, San Diego State University
The Global Investigative Journalism Conference (GIJC) is the premier international gathering of investigative and data journalists, held once every two years. This year, the 10th conference will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from November 16 to 19, and is being co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network and the Wits University Journalism Programme.
GIJC17 incorporates this year’s African Investigative Journalism Conference and will feature more than 120 exciting panels, workshops, and networking sessions, ranging from cross-border collaboration and corruption to advanced data analysis. Here’s a chance to learn from the best in the field and enhance your skills with the latest tips and tools.
With the support of our sponsors, GIJN and Wits Journalism are offering fellowships to both established and young promising journalists in developing and transitioning countries to participate in this prestigious event. Competition is keen so you need to convince us that you’ll make great use of the training GIJC17 offers. We will be offering between 40 and 60 fellowships to African journalists, and nearly 100 more for journalists elsewhere.
+ Open to full-time print, online, television, video, radio and multimedia journalists in developing or transitioning countries
+ Experience in investigative or data journalism a plus
Following the conference, fellows are required to either produce a story or give a presentation in your home country, based on what you learned at the conference.
GIJC17 Fellowship Includes
+ Round-trip airfare to Johannesburg, South Africa
+ Hotel room for four nights
+ Transport between Johannesburg airport and the conference hotel
+ Breakfast and lunch on conference days
+ Award ceremony banquet dinner
+ Conference fee
NOTE: The fellowship does not include a per diem, visa fees, or transport to and from your home country airport. Fellows are expected to pay for these costs.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2017. Winners will be notified via email by August 1, 2017.