Investigative Journalism Courses
Poynter’s current course catalogue includes thirty hours of interactive online learning in investigating reporting. Students learn how to source information through public records and go from numbers to narrative. They gain fundamental core concepts and methods in investigative reporting in Will Work for Impact: Fundamentals of Investigative Journalism (16 hrs), our most comprehensive of the courses. This four-week online seminar gives reporters and editors of any level a roadmap to build an investigative story around findings to make a powerful case. Students further develop investigative techniques in a series of special topics courses that focus on investigating jails and covering immigration enforcement. Building Successful Partnerships lays the groundwork for news organizations to collaborate on stories that make an impact.