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BIRN Guide Digging Deeper now available to buy online

BIRN Guide Digging Deeper now available to buy online

BIRN is announcing that Digging Deeper: a Guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans is now available to buy online. This unique handbook showcases interesting investigative stories and individual journalistic successes, as well as providing an overview of investigative techniques.

BIRN Summer School participants gain SCOOP funding for investigative stories

The last day of this year’s BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting saw participants present their investigative story ideas. All investigative pieces, submitted by previously determined participant groups, were given the opportunity to gain funding from the SCOOP Network of investigative journalists, based in Denmark.

Sheila Coronel and Randall Joyce Offer Effective Storytelling Techniques

Sheila Coronel and Randall Joyce Offer Effective Storytelling Techniques

Thursday’s sessions proved the longest and hardest for participants of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting, who spent the day covering investigations into organized crime and corruption.

Murdoch’s Nemesis Helps Reporters Spot Scoop

Nick Davies, the Guardian journalist widely recognised as one of the world’s best reporters, told journalists at BIRN’s Summer School they must be vigilant for ‘hang-on-a-minute’ moments if they want to uncover great stories.

BIRN School: Journalists Hone Interviewing Skills

The third day of BIRN’s Summer School of Investigative Reporting saw students taught how to coax important sources into revealing information, how to interview the victims of trauma and how to use Excel to carry out investigations.

BIRN Summer School Underway in Opatija, Croatia

The 2011 Summer School of Investigative Reporting has begun in good spirits, with an international line-up of trainers and students from across the Balkans and Europe.

Boat cruise for BIRN Summer School participants

We can now confirm that this year’s BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will include an exclusive evening excursion along the majestic Opatija Riviera.

Deadline for BIRN Summer School extended due to popular demand

Deadline for BIRN Summer School extended due to popular demand

BIRN has extended the closing date for applications for its 2011 Summer School of Investigative Reporting to Monday August 15th, in response to significant interest.

Deadline approaches for BIRN Summer School applicants

Deadline approaches for BIRN Summer School applicants

A limited number of spaces are still available for the 2011 BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting, with last-minute fee-paying applicants still able to submit their applications until August 9th.

BIRN Summer School scholarship application period expires

BIRN Summer School scholarship application period expires

The period for would-be students of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting to gain scholarships has now expired, but fee-paying participants still have until August 9th to apply for inclusion in this unique school.

Summer School lecturers: phone hacking case could lead to change

Summer School lecturers: phone hacking case could lead to change

The continued importance of investigative reporting has been brought to the fore thanks to the recent work of Guardian journalist Nick Davies, who exposed the News of the World’s phone hacking practices, prompting public inquiries into the newspaper and its owner, Rupert Murdoch’s New Corporation, as well as the work of the police.

Opatija awaits budding investigative journalists

The 2011 BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting is fast approaching. Journalists from the Balkans have just four more days, until July 25th to apply and gain a full scholarship, while paying applicants can apply until August 9th for this unique course, to be held in the beautiful Croatian resort of Opatija from August 21st to 27th.

Leading ‘Hackgate’ Journalist to Speak at BIRN Summer School

Nick Davies, the journalist credited with single-handedly leading the investigation into the hacking of phones by a British newspaper, is to speak at BIRN’s summer school on investigative journalist next month.

Sheila Coronel – leading trainer at the 2011 Summer School of Investigative Reporting

This year’s Summer School (August 21st to 27th, in Opatija, Croatia) will be led by Sheila Coronel, Director and Professor of Professional Practice at Colombia University’s Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism.

BIRN Summer School 2011 in Opatija

The second BIRN Summer School will be held in the beautiful Croatian coastal town of Opatija from August 21st to 27th 2011.