Investigative Journalism Fundamentals

If you want to take your journalistic skill-set to a higher level and do more than routine he said-she said stories, this workshop on the craft of investigative reporting is for you.

This course will ground you in the heritage, tools and techniques of investigative and in-depth reporting. You will learn the practical skills of the investigative journalist by studying professional investigative work and by putting your own investigative digging skills to work.

Over the course of the workshop, you will learn to conduct backgrounding work using public records, to cultivate sources, to find and analyze data, and finally to tell a compelling investigative story.