Mar 05, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Studies Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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JRNL 224 - Advanced Investigative Journalism


Semester Hours: 3
This is an advanced graduate reporting course which expands on the principles covered in JRNL 221–Frameworks of Investigative Journalism. The goal is to inspire students, through the development of a semester-long, ongoing advanced level reporting project, to become successful investigative journalists, and to teach students the skills, ethical principles, and critical thought processes necessary to do so. Investigative, or “watchdog” journalism is reporting that brings attention to wrongdoing through exposing information that some implicated parties want to keep hidden. Therefore, the dual focus of this class is on “learning by doing,” but also to critically examine a variety of case studies to understand the approaches and methods used by the journalists who did the reporting in order to employ these methods in their own reporting. This involves pursuing an investigative project that uses the student’s own original reporting to uncover wrongdoing, betrayal of trust, or harm, and to present that story in away that is compelling and impactful on a number of platforms.





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