School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Investigative JournalismWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101413.2

Discipline: JOURNALISM

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Barbara Alysen

Assumed Knowledge
General knowledge of politics, social affairs and economy.

Equivalent Units
100557 - Specialty News Reporting

100556 Introduction to Journalism

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
In 2013, this unit replaced by 102017 - Journalism: Research and Investigation. Investigative Journalism is regarded as the pinnacle of journalism. It is reserved to best and brightest, who have proven themselves in other areas of journalism. It is done by inquisitive journalists and by those who have solid research skills and intellectual abilities. Investigative journalism provokes and enables change on society, by unearthing wrong doing and thus altering the agendas of both the citizenry and the policy makers. Rather than reacting to the breaking news of the day, investigative journlists set a wider agenda. The work of investigative journalists is validated when citizens respond by demanding change from their leaders.

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