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JRN3200 Investigative Journalism

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 24 September 2023


Pre-requisite: JRN2003 or JRN3003 or JRN2009


In-depth news investigations go beyond the initial reporting of the story and have the power to change society. Strong news investigations benefit communities by speaking truth to power, and undercovering issues that would otherwise remain unobserved or hidden. At a time when public audiences are demanding quality journalism they can trust, this course is designed to provide you with the hands-on advanced research and reporting skills required by investigative team editors and producers.

You will focus on producing advanced journalistic work in this course. You will learn how to plan and produce a news investigation using problem-based approaches that distinguish investigative stories from regular new reports. You will conduct intensive backgrounding work, develop skills in data-driven reporting and using public records, and ethically evaluate a wide range of sources. You will also have the opportunity to learn advanced skills in deep research and in-depth investigation.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 24 September 2023