Call for Papers: GIJC 2023 Academic Track


As with previous editions, the Investigative Journalism Education Consortium will be co-organizing the academic track of the Global Investigative Journalism Conference. Here is the official call for papers.

The Global Investigative Journalism Conference, scheduled for September 19-22, 2023 in Gothenberg, Sweden, will again feature an academic research track. Journalism professors and researchers worldwide are invited to submit research paper abstracts highlighting trends, challenges, teaching methodologies, new developments and best practices in investigative and data journalism.

The conference will be co-hosted by the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN), Fojo Media Institute (Fojo), and Föreningen Grävande Journalister (FGJ).

Designed by journalists for journalists, GIJC23 will focus, as always, on practical skills, technology and training.


This is a call for submission of abstracts by March 27, 2023, of no more than 300 words for a short paper and panel presentation at the 13th Global Investigative Journalism Conference.

If you experience any problems in submitting your paper or have any questions, please contact us at

Selected research papers will be presented at the 2023 Global Investigative Journalism Conference at the Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Decisions will be made by April 15, 2023.
Final papers will be due June 19, 2023.

The papers will be compiled in a digital publication for the conference and accepted proposals and presenters will receive invitations to attend the conference.

Topics considered although not limited to:

  • 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
  • Successful methods collaborations on investigative reporting
  • Applying the methods of other disciplines to investigative and/or data journalism
  • Successful business models for investigative and data journalism
  • Adapting investigative journalism to new technologies, such as AI, natural language processing, and machine learning

Submission Requirements:

Proposals should present original research into any aspect of the aforementioned topics in an abstract of maximum 300 words. Papers must follow APA style. If the abstract is accepted, paper length is no more than 15 pages (excluding references, tables and appendices).

Papers should not have been published or presented at a prior conference.


  1. Paper must be written in English.
  2. Paper must be in the format of Microsoft Word (.doc or docx). No other formats will be accepted.
  3. If an abstract is accepted, paper must be formatted to APA style and no longer than 15 pages (excluding references, tables, appendices)
  4. Papers should be sent with the title, but without the author’s identifying information. Please send a separate title page with the authors’ contact information. This will ensure a fair and unbiased selection process.


The conference fee of 330 USD will be waived for all selected presenters but unfortunately we are not able to cover accommodation, visa and travel costs. Presenters should reach out to their own institution of employment for such funding.

If you experience any problems in submitting your paper or have any questions, please contact us at

Abstracts and papers should be submitted using this form.

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