WK 12 31 Mar

Reaching your community

Daniel Thompson

reading/overview

James T. Hamilton, Democracy's Detectives: Introduction, 2016

READ

We workshop final article outlines.


We discuss the ISP's 2022 projects: cold cases, toxic disasters, and fraudulent universities.

Lecture / Q&A

What is the role of investigative reporting in 2022? How can you create stories that help people, or even reach them, when there's so much media everywhere all the time?

WK 12 DETAIL

WORKSHOP

  • Everybody's article outline gets workshopped:
    • Does it have all the elements for an investigative story?
    • Who are the main characters?
    • What is the primary evidence?
    • Why does it matter to your audience?

HOMEWORK

  • Read Democracy's Detectives: Introduction.
  • Rough drafts of your articles are due at the beginning of class next week, April 7.
  • Review the feedback you've received in class and use it to help you write your rough draft.
  • Make sure you have a paper copy of your rough draft with you during our next class meeting so you can take notes on your classmates' comments.
  • April 7 (midnight) is also the deadline for turning in late assignments for 50% credit.