Investigative Reporting Summer School in Riga

August 18-21, 2021

Riga, Latvia

Investigative Journalism Summer School is an annual three day event which has become a meeting place for professionals looking to upscale their skills, be inspired and refreshed. Over the course of three days, industry leaders share their trade secrets, the newest tools that make investigations and international cooperation much more effective and powerful.

We all know that they are out there – the bad guys. At the Summer School you will get the skills on how to identify them, how to find them, how to prove their scams, how to interview them, how to make it understandable for your audience making television and writing stories. An also how to keep your sources – and yourself – safe. 

Topics covered this summer:

  • How to clean massive dirty data;
  • Find so much more on the internet;
  • Infographics and data visualisation;
  • Disclose organised crime and corruption;
  • Security training: the mindset and tools to keep you safe;
  • Writing long stories and books;
  • Getting unwilling people to be outspoken;
  • Multimedia storytelling;
  • Produce a 50 min television story.

Registration Deadline: July 23th, 2021.

Registration fee*: EUR 350

Early bird fee*(register before June 4th, 2021): EUR 250

Please note: currently the event is planned to take place in Riga with the hope that international travel is resumed, but we will be monitoring the epidemiological situation in the world closely and (if necessary) make changes accordingly. All the registered participants will only be invoiced when the format of the event is confirmed (offline, online or hybrid). In case of the event taking place online, the participation fee will also be amended.

With the generous support of Anne-Marie and Gustaf Ander foundation limited amount of scholarships will be available to the Centre for Media Studies at SSE Riga alumni and journalists/media professionals from the Baltic States. Scholarships will cover the participation fee and accommodation during the training period. Travel to and from the venue is NOT included and must be covered by the participants themselves.

*The fee covers full participation, lunches, coffee breaks and one dinner.

Contacts: Lāsma Antoneviča lasma.antonevica@sseriga.edu