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Investigative Reporting

In this course, you will examine investigative reporting from a historical, theoretical and ethical standpoint while developing essential hands-on skills to produce this work yourself. Through classroom and real-world experience, you will explore the power, limits and moral complexities of investigative reporting and encounter its struggles and triumphs firsthand.

You will directly pursue a real-world journalism project in this class. You will spend significant time during and outside class conducting research and fieldwork and producing status reports. This course will help you analyze urgent, relevant and diverse issues; hone critical thinking, reporting and writing skills; and enrich your understanding of the communities and concerns that surround us.