Investigative Research Techniques

Course Details

The Investigative Research Techniques class will help prepare you for any third semester investigative reporting class, and teach you to dig deeper into stories using court records, audit reports, government records, corporate filings, contracts, and social media as investigative tools. You will build these skills across five weeks of classes and through five assignments, designed to immerse you in investigative research. Along the way, we’ll deconstruct some complex, impactful investigative stories and break down the research components. You will also meet some of the best investigative researchers in the business, who’ll share their investigative research specialties, and have some time to workshop some of your investigative ideas and stories, and most importantly, your capstone ideas, in class.