In this course, students will move beyond basic newswriting and reporting skills. Students will focus on the role of investigative reporting in society and the public’s right to know. Workshop-style training will be led by the instructor. The learner will develop investigative techniques to examine issues of ethics, fairness and accuracy. Students will identify patterns of systemic problems, not just one isolated incidents affecting individuals, as well as explain complex social problems and reveal any evidence of wrongdoing or abuse of power. These discoveries will be developed into an in-depth feature story that illustrates the importance of organization in the feature writing process for publication.