Similarly-tagged 100/200-level courses or permission from the instructor.
This course is for students who are interested in learning about the theory and practice of investigative reporting in today’s media. Students will be exposed to outstanding examples of research journalism and will be asked to consider why they were successful. The class will explore innovative methods, strategies and tactics that journalists employ in research projects. Students will also be expected to complete their own investigative report.
To raise students’ awareness of the need for investigative reporting to achieve greater accountability in an open society
To give students insight into the methodologies of investigative journalism
To give students a chance to try their hand at investigative reporting
At least two weeks before the course begins, all students should order the following books (only the paperback is acceptable, not the ebook version!):
Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield – Jeremy Scahill
Additional reading will be distributed during the course.