TCIJ Investigative Journalism Workshop | 14 & 16 Sept | Apply Now

13 August 2021

Story-Based Investigative Methodology

Date: 14 & 16 September 2021

Timings: 1:30-3:00 PM | 3:30 PM - 5 PM

Mode: Online

2 sessions per day. Both sessions must be attended to successfully complete the training and receive the participation certificate from TCIJ.

Trainer: Mark Lee Hunter

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. 


This course is being offered to 35 postgraduate media students, based on a selection process.

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