The Bureau For Investigative Journalism - Manchester - 3/2/18

The Bureau For Investigative Journalism - Manchester - 3/2/18

Jan, 24 2018

~Fake news. It appears to be the current trend reporting false information presented by the media. But what of genuine, real local news stories that matter to the  district of the North West of England.

The Bureau Local is a 475-strong network of journalists, techies, designers, concerned citizens, subject specialists, and more, using data to reach conclusive proof  that relate to the lives and individuals of Lancashire.

In association with Open Data Manchester and UCLAN comes this exciting day ‘ The Bureau for Investigative Journalism’ taking place on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

The day will include an investigative study of the budget data for each of England's 353 councils to find out what makes the cut - and what doesn't - ahead of the government's next set of funding decisions in March.

Help is required in making the budget accessible, understandable and something people might be able to act on. Perhaps you are a data scientist, analyst or wrangler, a storyteller, campaigner or designer. Your expert knowledge and specialist skills will greatly be appreciated and benefit the investigative research.

Hack days are taking place across the North West on the 3rd February. If you're keen, you are also welcome to arrange your own. Email Kirsty at the Bureau Local to arrange:

Here is the location for the place of Investigative Journalism:-

The Federation
Upper ground floor
Federation House
M4 4BF

If your unsure of how to get to the Manchester base here  are several options :-

2 minutes walk from Manchester Victoria, 10 minutes from Piccadilly.
Close to Market Street and Shudehill tram stops

There are a several things you may wish to bring to the event. First and foremost a laptop ( if you have access to one) . Finally, any recording equipment or specialist media devices that you think would be useful.

For more background on what the investigation has found so far, head to the Bureau Local website. Feel free to join the Bureau Local network here. Teams will be formed on the day based on interest, expertise and enthusiasm! Sign up via event

If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact the organiser via email at:-

Determine what’s fake and real news to the people that matter in this exciting day of media reporting :-

Open Data Manchester and UCLan
The Bureau for Investigative Journalism
Saturday 3rd February  2018.

^Alex Ashworth.