Aims/Description: This module aims to introduce students to the techniques and methods of investigative journalism. It will discuss procedures for research and for assessing and corroborating information. There will be instruction on searching official databases, interviewing sources and witnesses and applying legislation such as use of the Freedom of Information Act and minimising libel risks. Students will be exposed to case studies and undertake practical exercises in journalism investigation.
Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in the Department of Journalism
Information on the department responsible for this unit (Journalism Studies):
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