WK 1 09 Jan

What is an investigative story?

Ida B. Wells

Lecture / Q&A

What are the essential elements of an investigative story? How do you report one? How do you pitch one? 

WK 1 Detail


  • Student introductions
  • Using the class website
  • Using the class Slack account
  • Review of class policies


  • Deconstructing pitches: What is the problem? What is the central question that the story proposes to answer? 
  • Exercise: 20 questions about an unknown photo


  • Read/watch materials assigned for next week
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