Investigative Journalism

Bond University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Investigative Journalism

  • Host University

    Bond University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Journalism, Social Media

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    JOUR11-100 Writing for News Media

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4.5 - 6
  • Overview

    This subject embraces the journalism research opportunities offered by the digital age, skilling students in advanced interviewing, data journalism, social networking and rounds reporting, drawing on a range of theories. Students will learn to critically evaluate complex political and business documents and have the opportunity to compile a major investigative report.

    Learning Objectives
    1. Demonstrated understanding of key journalism investigation methods, including computer-assisted reporting, interviewing, document retrieval and analysis, local government reporting and quantitative methods.
    2. Applying key journalism investigation methods to the research and writing of an in-depth story.
    3. An understanding of the traditions of investigative journalism, the founding principles of journalism and the broader social implications of the media's dissemination of information.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.