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Investigative Journalism - Medill Justice Project

Taught by Alec Klein

Investigative reporting has proven to be one of the highest forms of journalism: shedding light on wrongdoing, exposing corruption at the highest levels and taking on powerful people and institutions that have abused their power. This course will focus on an important facet of journalism: investigating potentially wrongful convictions with in-the-field reporting. Students will be introduced to a variety of investigative techniques, interviewing skills, approaches to developing sources and employing public documents and databases. Of paramount importance in this class: student safety and adhering to the highest ethical standards in journalism. For more information, visit The Medill Justice Project, which supports this class.