Uncovering a Scandal is the theme of this year’s MJA symposium, and some of our industry’s most tenacious and talented investigative journalists will be sharing their insights and tips at this one-day event.
Hear from an excellent line up of speakers and panellists include Katie Goodman of Channel 5, Pulse editor Jaimie Kaffash, Sunday Times health editor, Shaun Lintern and Hannah Barnes and the Newsnight producer and author of Time to Think: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Tavistock’s Gender Service for Children.
The symposium will be held in conjunction with City, University of London, and is aimed at MJA members, health and medical journalism students, and journalists working in health and medicine.
During the day you will hear from panels of expert journalists and take part in skills based workshops on gaining trust, freedom of information requests, and safe communication.
Registration is now open through the form below:
- City Students – FREE
- MJA Student Members – FREE
- Other students – £12 (why not join the MJA at a discounted rate – £10 – to attend for free? See below)
- MJA Members/WIJ members/Weareblackjournos members £30
- Non Members £50 (why not join the MJA to attend at members’ rates? See below)
Once you complete the registration form you will be re-directed to the payment instructions. Don’t forget you can join the MJA to attend at members’ rates, just complete our membership form and then register for the symposium as a member. Students don’t forget to put ‘symposium’ in the offer code box to receive your discounted membership (£10 instead of £12).
Those who have registered will be sent full details of the venue, including a map, programme etc on the day prior to the Symposium.
Date: Saturday March 25, 2023
Time: 10:00 onwards
Venue: Northampton Suite, City, University of London, Northampton Square, London EC1V 0HB
MJA One-Day Symposium: Uncovering a scandal
Welcome address – Nigel Praities MJA Chair, and Mark Honigsbaum, senior lecturer City University
10:00-13:00 – Morning plenary session: Getting to the truth
Undercover reporting – Leo Telling and Jacqui Wakefield, Panorama
Working with a whistleblower – Rebecca Thomas, The Independent
Using FOI and other data – Jaimie Kaffash, Pulse
Vulnerable case studies – Katie Goodman, Channel 5
Telling patient stories – Shaun Lintern, The Sunday Times
13:00-14:00 LUNCH including ‘Meet the editor’ workshops
(Rob Reddick, Wired; Jaimie Kaffash, Pulse; Richard Van Noorden, Nature)
14:00-16:00 – Workshops on useful tools in your reporting
Trust Me: Making and keeping hard-to-reach sources – Rosa Furneaux, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism
Safe communication and protecting identities – Chris Stokel-Walker, Freelance Journalist and lecturer
Making the most of FOI – Carolyn Wickware, Pharmaceutical Journal
16:00-17:00 – Final panel discussion: Holding power to account
Hannah Barnes, Investigations Producer, BBC Newsnight and author of Time to Think: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Tavistock’s Gender Service for Children
Richard Van Noorden, Features Editor, Nature
Brian Deer, Freelance Journalist and author of The Doctor Who Fooled the World Emily Townsend, Correspondent, Health Service Journal
17:00 – Networking session
MJA One-Day Symposium 2023