Module Catalogues

Investigative Journalism

Module Title Investigative Journalism
Module Level Level 3
Module Credits 5.00

Aims and Fit of Module

This module is designed to frame investigative journalism within a global perspective and provide students with advanced reporting techniques. It introduces them to key historical developments, current social, economic and technological challenges and major themes and figures of investigative journalism worldwide. Case studies typically include reporting in China, political scandals in the US, undercover reporting in the UK, celebrity stories and European cross-border investigations. Students will develop the research methods and newsgathering techniques needed to produce a piece of investigative journalism, building on basic skills developed in News Reporting. This module is part of the Journalism/PR pathway.

Learning outcomes

A	Demonstrate a historical appreciation of defining moments and figures in the evolution of investigative journalism
B	Evaluate the impact of challenges, changes and influences on investigative reporting
C	Assess the journalistic quality and social effects of investigative stories
D	Apply advanced reporting techniques to research and produce a piece of investigative journalism

Method of teaching and learning