In this age of big data, we rely on data journalists to dig through mountains of digital information in order to understand our governments, public bodies and society better. While everyone knows about the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, smaller newsrooms are making strides in this field.

How do you gather data for investigations?

We all love it when a tasty data leak turns up on our desk and there is plenty to analyse and investigate but where do you turn when you want to investigate a body and there is no data readily available? This panel will give you tips and tricks on how to build your own datasets through FOI, scraping and good old-fashioned manual labour. We'll tell you what is possible, what to watch out for and where to look.