What does a sample curriculum look like for the Investigative Reporting Certificate Program?

MONDAY

10 – 11:00 am
Welcome and Introductions

11:00 – 11:15 am
Break

11:15 – 12:30 am
The “New News Ecosystem” – the state of investigative journalism in the U.S.

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 – 3 pm
“Anatomy of a Story” – Campus Sexual Assaults

3:00 – 3:15 pm
Break

3:15 – 5 pm
“On the Beat Seminar” – Data-driven investigative stories

TUESDAY

10 – 11 am
“Story Lab” – Developing and executing your investigative projects

11:00-11:15 am
Break

11:15 – 12:30 pm
“NECIR Storyboard”– investigating how individuals and institutions around the world influence U.S. policymakers and politicians

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 pm
“On the Beat Seminar”– Investigating U.S. campaign finance

3:15 – 3:30 pm
Break

3:30 – 5:00 pm
“Story Lab” – newsroom time for your investigative projects

5 – 6:00 pm
Break

6 – 8:00 pm
NECIR hosted dinner

WEDNESDAY

10 – 11 am
“On the Beat” – Investigating Individuals in the U.S.

11 – 11:15 pm
Break

11:15 – 12:30 pm
“NECIR Storyboard”– Next Steps

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 – 3 pm
“On the Beat Seminar”– Investigating U.S. businesses

3 – 3:15 pm
Break

3:15 – 4:45 pm
“Story Lab” – newsroom time for investigations

THURSDAY

10 – 11:00 am
“Anatomy of a Story” – International Carbon Offset Fraud

11:00 – 11:15 pm
Break

11:15 – 12:30 pm
“NECIR Storyboard” – Moving the Reporting forward

12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 – 3 pm
“On the Beat Seminar” – Investigating the Environment in the U.S.

3 – 3:15 pm
Break

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
“Story Lab” – newsroom time for investigations

FRIDAY

10:00 – 11:00 am
“Reporter’s Perspective”– Newsroom Ethics in a Digital Era

11:00 – 11:15 am
Break

11:15 – 12:30 pm
“Anatomy of a Story” – Covering Mortgage Fraud in the U.S.
12:30 – 1:30 pm
Lunch

1:30 – 3:00 pm
“On the Beat Seminar”– Investigating U.S. Non-Profits

3:00 – 3:15 pm
Break

3:15 – 4:45 pm
“Story Lab” – newsroom time for investigations

4:45 – 5 pm
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