The training on Investigative Methodology is among CIJ's longest-running and most highly refined elements of their training provision. Based on a process developed by Mark Lee Hunter, a leading investigator and academic, and Luuk Sengers, an experienced business reporter and expert lecturer, this is a well-established methodology that offers practical training in producing an evidence-based narrative. It uses the trainers model - ‘Story Based Inquiry’ - which treats investigative journalism as an integrated process focused on testing a verifiable hypothesis, testing this and crafting a compelling and original story.
The course leads participants through the Story-Based Inquiry method via interactive lectures focused on key techniques. Participants will be guided through the basics of conceiving, structuring, researching, composing and publishing an investigation.