Agenda

Arrival: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Venue: 
 Hotel Teleferic, Poiana Brasov, Romania

21:00 Welcome and Introductory Dinner – Lead trainer Blake Morrison, investigative projects editor at Reuters; a representative of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Media Program South East Europe; and Marija Ristic, BIRN Regional Director.

DAY 1

Monday

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Opening session and Introduction with Outline of the Training Programme – Blake Morrison, investigative editor at Thomson ReutersIntroduction of trainers and participants; Presentation of training agenda; What participants should expect and what is expected of them
  • 9:30 – 11:00 Imagining the story – Blake Morrison, lead trainer
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Digital research and verification – Christoph Koettl, New York Times
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Open-source intelligence and Geospatial intelligence in investigative journalismChristoph Koettl, New York Times
  • 15:45 – 17:00
    Option 1: Practical session with groups
  • 15:45 – 17:00 
    Option 2: Practical session with Blake Morrison
  • 20:00 Dinner at Hotel

DAY 2

Tuesday

  • 9:30 – 10:30 The burden of proof: An interactive exercise that explores the difference between supposition and proof – Blake Morrison
  • 10:30 – 10:45 Coffee
  • 10:45 – 12:00 The burden of proof: An interactive exercise that explores the difference between supposition and proof – Blake Morrison
  • 12.15 – 13.45 Financial reports – how to interpret and get the most from them Miranda Patrucic, OCCRP
  • 13: 45 – 15:00 Lunch
  • 15:00- 16:30 Social media authentication, mapping, and use of satellite imagery in investigations – Christoph Koettl, New York Times
  • 16.30 – 17.00 Coffee
  • 20:00 Dinner at Hotel

DAY 3

Wednesday

  • 9:30 – 11:00
    The Art of InterviewingBlake Morrison
  • 11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
  • 11:30 – 13:00 Podcast: Make your story heardSusanne Reber, co-creator of podcast Reveal, from the US’s Center for Investigative Reporting
  • 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch 
  • 16.00 – 16.15 Coffee
  • 16:15 – 17:15 Investigating the Paradise Papers –  Miranda Patrucic, OCCRP
  • 17: 15 – 18:00
    Option 1: Practical session on podcasts
  • 20:00 Dinner at Hotel

DAY 4

Thursday

  • 9:00 – 10:30 Pitching your idea. How to get buy-in without overpromising. Conceiving and organizing an investigative project – Blake Morrison
  • 10:30 – 11:00 Coffee
  • 11:00 – 12:30 TBC
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Working lunch
  • 14:00 – 15:30 Podcast – Susanne Reber, co-creator of podcast Reveal, from the US’s Center for Investigative Reporting
  • 16.00 – 17.15
    Why are investigative journalists becoming regular targets in Europe? – discussion with special guests Pavla Holcova (TBC), Czech Center for Investigative Journalism and Matthew Caruana Galizia, ICIJ
  • 20:00 Dinner at Hotel

DAY 5: Workshops

Friday

  • 9:30 – 13:00 
    Workshop: Story Proposals
    Groups present their story ideas; participants critique and discuss the story proposals in terms of relevance, significance, feasibility, methodological rigour and public interest.
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 20:00 Discovering Dracula – a field trip to Bran Castle
  • 21:00 – 23:00 Farewell dinner and award ceremony

DAY 6

Saturday

  • 10:00 Departures