Stiftelsen for en Kritisk og Undersøkende Presse (SKUP) – is a foundation established in 1990, dedicated to promoting investigative journalism in Norway.
SKUP organizes an annual weekend conference for investigative reporters and editors in Norway.
The SKUP conference has the last years been attended by 500-600 reporters and editors.
The 2011 conference in Tønsberg had an all time high of 674 registered participants.
SKUP has previously introduced names like John Pilger, Gunther Walraff, Robert Fisk, Charles Lewis, Heather Brooke, Walt Bogdanich, Julian Assange, David Leigh, «Making a Murderer» creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos and the BBC-team which exposed the model business and the Chelsea supporters.
One of the conference highlights is the SKUP award ceremony. The competition to get the prestigious SKUP prize is extensive. Every year SKUP awards a prize of 50.000 NOK to last year’s best investigative story, as well as diplomas to a number of further stories – for excellence in investigative reporting.
SKUP regularly offers workshops and training in various investigative methods. The foundation’s website offers documentation on a decade of investigative journalism and projects in Norwegian media.
SKUP is a NGO, and receives no funds from governmental organizations.
Since 2004 the conferences has taken place six times in Tønsberg, the oldest Norwegian city. Tønsberg is on the coast south-west of Oslo – only a couple of hours away from the capital.
In 2008 SKUP was the host for the fifth Global Investigative Journalism Conference at Lillehammer.
We were proud of the host of the conference again in October 2015 with 930 journalists from a record breaking 121 countries.
SKUP chairwoman Silje Sjursen Skiphamn , tlf. +47 916 09 220.
Po.Box: 8745, 0028 Oslo, Norway
Visiting Adress: Torggata 5, 0181 Oslo
Office phone: +47 22 05 39 73