JOUR 1224: Investigative Journalism

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Course Format Lecture 1.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 1.0 h
Credits 1.5

Course Description

Formerly JOUR 1120

In the era of misinformation, the need to hold to account the powerful figures in business and government has never been more pressing, and the work of investigative journalists - the watchdogs of democracy - never more crucial. Future journalists and communication professionals learn to use the latest investigative research tools, methods, and techniques to unearth compelling information and craft thought-provoking narratives that drive public discourse. Students learn how to select a topic of public interest or importance and complete a long-term investigative research project.

Students will receive credit for only one of JOUR 1120 or 1224.

Priority registration in this course is offered to students admitted to the Diploma or Certificate in Journalism.

Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in JOUR 1122.

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