What would a sample day on the Investigative Reporting Workshop look like?

9-10 a.m.

Anatomy of a Story – How to start building your story

10:10-11:15 a.m.

How to Background someone – how to research everything about a person in order to expand your story

11:15 a.m. -12:15 p.m.

Writing a feature/profile story about another workshop participant – learn and practice creating a profile story

12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch/Free time

1:15-1:50 p.m.

FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) – Learning to exercise your rights to government information

2-4:30 p.m.

Investigative Story Lab – Time to work on your own investigative story that you will develop over the course of the 2 weeks

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Dinner/Free time

6:30-8 p.m.

Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts Tour. Other popular evening activities in the past have included: movie night, tour of Harvard Square, Museum of Science, shopping on Newbury Street, tour of the North End, and seeing a Shakespeare on the Common show.

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