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Investigative Report

Investigative reporting is a form of journalism in which the reporter attempts to unearth a set of facts that would otherwise be inaccessible to the public. Either singly or in teams, depending on the nature of the medium they choose, students undertake an investigative project in the second semester. The subject can be almost any problem that affects a significant number of people, for example the prevalence of child labour or trade in human organs or corruption or professional malpractice. Under the guidance of professionals, students learn how to undertake an investigation — searching public records, interviewing experts and persons directly affected, evaluating sources, weighing evidence, verifying facts, and presenting their findings fairly and persuasively. Finally, students present their findings in a text and graphics report for print or a multimedia post on the web or as a video docu feature.