Book our free masterclass on investigative journalism

16 April 2024 | Inclusive Journalism Cymru

Want to get started in investigative journalism? Join our masterclass to find out more

Investigative journalism can sometimes feel inaccessible, or like it’s only open to a privileged few with special skills.  So in this session, we’ll aim to demystify the process, demonstrate that anyone with patience and commitment can do it, and provide you with the resources to help you research, pitch and write your own investigations.

Our special guests, Chrissie Giles (The Bureau of Investigative Journalism), Charlotte Maher (Bellingcat) and Shirish Kulkarni (Inclusive Journalism Cymru) together bring many years of experience across science, financial, health, housing and open-source intelligence investigations and are all committed to making investigative journalism more accessible and inclusive.

About our special guests

Chrissie Giles has been a writer and editor for over 20 years and is currently deputy editor at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism in London. Previously she worked for Wellcome, one of the world’s largest health foundations, where she was editor of the award-winning longform health and science publication Mosaic.

Charlotte Maher is the Social Editor at Bellingcat. She is an investigative journalist from a working class background and previously worked at the BBC, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and Seen, among others.

Shirish Kulkarni is the founder and co-director of Inclusive Journalism Cymru. He has had more than 25 years experience working in all the UK’s major broadcast newsrooms, including The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. He is currently News Innovation Research Fellow at Media Cymru and JOMEC – Cardiff University’s Journalism School.

Free sign up

Join us online at 7.00pm on Tuesday 16th April 2024. The event will take place on Zoom and you can register here. Everyone is welcome to attend, and the event is free and open to non-members, even if you’re not in or from Wales.

Live real-time captioning will be available.

Do email us at if you have any accessibility needs we can help with.

This masterclass is delivered in partnership between Inclusive Journalism Cymru, a network supporting journalists in Wales, and Material Queer, an online space celebrating queer culture. Sign up to the Material Queer newsletter here.