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Introduction to Investigative Reporting


  • Credit value: 30 credits at Level 7
  • Convenor: Imke Henkel

Module description

This module will introduce you to the essentials of in-depth news gathering in the information age. It integrates theoretical and practical approaches and is taught mainly by highly experienced investigative journalists from a range of professional backgrounds.

You will also be introduced to evolving debates around investigative ethics as well as the civic function of watchdog journalism in contemporary democracies.

    Indicative module content

    • Handling big data
    • Dealing with confidential sources
    • Information security