Investigative Reporting Techniques

JOURN X 494
This course presents the fundamentals of investigative journalism, as well as practical experience in investigative research and writing.
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Classroom
Starting at $573.00
As few as 10 weeks
3.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Discover methods of gaining access to public and private record sources, and techniques for gathering information about people, businesses, institutions, and government
  • Explore vibrant topics such as paper trails and computer-assisted projects; secrets of the most successful stories; managing time and resources; organizing complex information into compelling reports
  • Pursue and work on your own investigative project

About this course:

This course serves as an invaluable tool for journalists, attorneys, business people, and others who need to know how to get bottom-line information. Instruction presents the fundamentals of investigative journalism, as well as practical experience in investigative research and writing; methods of gaining access to public and private record sources; and techniques for gathering information about people, businesses, institutions, and government. Topics include paper trails; computer-assisted projects; secrets of the most successful stories; managing time and resources; organizing complex information into compelling reportage; relationships with editors and sources; the Freedom of Information Act; story impact and follow-up report; and legal and ethical concerns. Students work on their own investigative project. Classes feature guest speakers.
Suggested Prerequisites

It is advisable that you complete the following (or equivalent) since they are prerequisites for Investigative Reporting Techniques.

An introductory college-level journalism course or equivalent experience and consent of instructor.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Monday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
366794
Fee:
$573.00
12 days left. Enroll by Apr 1, 2019
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Notes

No meeting on May 27. Enrollment limited to 25 students. Visitors are not permitted. Enrollment deadline: April 8, 2019. No refund after April 15, 2019. Internet access required. Materials required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 14, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Mon Apr 1, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Lecture
Mon Apr 8, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Lecture
Mon Apr 15, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Lecture
Mon Apr 22, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Lecture
Mon Apr 29, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Lecture
Mon May 6, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Lecture
Mon May 13, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Lecture
Mon May 20, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Lecture
Mon May 27, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210
Lecture
Mon Jun 3, 2019
6:30PM - 9:30PM
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Lindbrook Center 210

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