Investigative Journalism

This course will explore issues, ethics and challenges of investigative reporting by analysing and discussing outstanding and controversial examples of this genre of journalism while participants work on real-world investigative project ideas.

It will stimulate you to effectively identify, develop and follow through investigative story ideas, research and interviewing techniques as well as personal safety while you're in the trenches.

In addition, you will learn the tips and tricks to navigating and effectively reporting on the power sector.

Class Instructor:
Ibanga Isine

Course Duration:
13 hours

Audience:
Editors, reporters, civil society activists, journalism teachers, etc.

1
Understanding investigative journalism
General Overview of Investigative Journalism
Pending
2
Investigation versus routine reporting
Understanding the key differences
Pending
Exam icon
Assessment 1
What have you gleaned so far
Pending
3
Journalism ethics and the investigative reporter
Journalism ethics and best practices
Pending
4
The investigative reporter’s toolbox
Required tools that make for a successful Investigation
Pending
5
The six-step approach to investigative reporting and writing
The most effective approaches to reporting and writing
Pending
6
The power sector 
in Nigeria
How and what to report on the power sector in Nigeria
Pending
Exam icon
Assignment 1
The benefits of Journalism on the power sector of Nigeria
Pending