Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: COM112
Module Title: Investigative Journalism
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Media and Communication
Pre-requisites: N/A
To look at major themes and issues in contemporary investigative journalism, reviewing major investigations, such as the iconic Watergate scandal, in print, broadcast, and online. To provide students with a survey of the major figures and stories in investigative journalism history, the political, social and economic context in which investigative journalism developed, and issues affecting investigative journalism today.
Learning outcomes 
A demonstrate a historical appreciation of the development of investigative journalism and major figures and investigations in the history of investigative journalism;

B show familiarity with the values, work practices and features of investigative journalists;

C demonstrate understanding of the influences, changes and challenges to investigative journalism.

Method of teaching and learning 

Lectures and tutorials
Topics will typically include:

• Introduction to journalism and investigative journalism

• The application of investigative journalism, interviewing

• The qualities of journalism

• Case studies such as: Watergate

• Investigative journalism in film

• The practices of investigative journalism

• New models of investigative journalism

• Ethics and investigative journalism

• The law and investigative journalism

• Professionalism

• News story debriefing

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Investigative Article 40.00
2 Essay 60.00

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