Investigative Reporting Story Ideas for Student Journalists

Whether your school finds itself in the midst of a developing scandal or, more likely, just humming along as usual, be sure to always keep an eye out for investigative stories. Don’t worry if you can’t come up with anything right away—some of the best in-depth reporting owes the impact it makes on the careful choice of subject matter (often on a topic that’s not much discussed) or on a detailed look at subtleties. Here are some broad topics that may adapt well to a story for your school with a couple resources to get you started: Academic Integrity In recent years, many high-profile cheating scandals affecting both colleges and high schools have surfaced. Amidst the fallout, consider your own […]

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