2020 - Spring

Investigative Reporting

Course Number: JOUR-GA 1250

Instructor: Melanie Hicken

4 Credits.

Chase leads, dig dirt, sift through data, and follow the money.

People reading newspapers outside

Investigations require a wide range of techniques for gathering information. You’ll learn how to formulate a strategy for effective reporting, gather the needed information from interviews, documents, and online sources, form relationships with sources to gain deeper knowledge, and structure an investigative piece. The work focuses on collecting information from sources such as government agencies, legal source material, and databases and the use of spreadsheets to analyze information.