Based at Boston University, the New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Summer Investigative Reporting Workshop is a perfect opportunity for U.S. and international high school students to learn more about journalism, and explore the exciting city of Boston! Our award-winning faculty will help ensure that each student will be taught at a high level, and learn new and valuable journalism skills.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Finding investigative story ideas
  • Writing a news story (hard news, profile, and feature stories)
  • Writing an investigative piece
  • How to perform a background check
  • How to work with government databases and other information
  • Interview techniques
  • Computer-assisted reporting (CAR)
  • News ethics
  • Presenting your findings on the web, in print, and for broadcast

Program Details

2015 Session Dates:

Session 1: June 29 – July 10, 2015
Session 2: July 13 – July 24th, 2015
Session 3: July 27 – August 7th, 2015

We are still accepting applications for Session 2 and Session 3 this summer! Apply by July 6th for Session 2 and July 20th for Session 3.


Program Cost:

Tuition: $2,200

Dormitory housing (double occ.): $446 (2015 rate)

Dining plan (2015 rates):
14 Plus Plan – $336
19 Plus Plan – $405

Meal plan numbers denote how many meals the participant will receive each week.

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Housing Location:

Boston University’s College of Communication
640 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215

All housing is in Boston University dormitories and all meal plans are furnished by BU Dining Services. If you live within close proximity of us, then boarding is optional.

Payment Deadlines

Payment is required two weeks after enrollment. We are flexible with payment to a degree. If you need a more flexible payment plan please contact us for more information.

Please note: No refunds after April 1st.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is needs based and is issued on a first-come, first-served basis. Aid generally covers up to 50% of tuition and does not include room and board. Students do not have to be from the U.S. to receive financial aid.  If you would like financial aid, we urge you to apply as soon as possible. If accepted, we will provide you with a financial aid application to submit.