This year’s conference in Johannesburg will feature an “academic research track” focussing Investigative and Computer-Assisted Reporting Pedagogical Skills and Techniques.

Organisers are looking for abstract submissions of no more than 300 words for a short paper and panel presentation at the event on 16-19 November 2017. Topics for abstracts include: 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.

If accepted, full papers should be no longer than 15 pages. Deadline for abstract submission is 15 May 2017, with final papers due 15 September 2017. 

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