Description
Investigative Journalism
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.
Details
Grading Basis
Official
Units
3
Course Attributes
This course satisfies LAT Req
Composition
Humanities/Fine Arts
Offering
Course
JOURNAL 20801246
Academic Group
College Parallel
Academic Organization
School of Arts & Sciences
Enrollment Requirements
Written Communication #10801195 or English 1 #20801201. Coursework requires a grade of C or better to satisfy requirement.