Investigative Reporting Certificate Program 2013

20 February 2013

Written by: Dean Casey

BU-logo-e1352983114503Spend two weeks this northern summer at the Boston University campus learning investigative reporting research skills, computer-assisted reporting, interviewing techniques and how to structure, write and edit investigative stories for print, the web and broadcast outlets.

The two-week summer workshop provides students with hands-on investigative reporting training and the chance to work with award-winning journalists, attend seminars, and broaden their experience in the journalism field. This exclusive program is designed to meet the needs of current uni students, recent graduates and professional journalists.

Participants will learn investigative reporting by actually working on a story that either they propose and can bring back to their media outlet or that NECIR instructors assign. Participants will receive daily, hands-on training and supervision. You’ll work with award-winning local and national journalists. In addition, the training will include seminars on financial analysis, ethics, undercover reporting and scraping the web. NECIR wants to provide journalists and journalism students worldwide with hands-on investigative reporting training that will help them fulfill their mission of holding government and powerful institutions accountable. A maximum of twelve students will be accepted for each two-week session.

If you are interested in attending, more information and the application process can be found here.