Course Title: Investigative Journalism (214)
Schedule of Offering: 2nd Trimester AY 2017-2018
Professor: Norberto D. Bana III, PhD.
Schedule of Classes: Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 nn
Essential skills in locating, investigating, uncovering, handling, and reporting information that are potentially detrimental to individuals or groups who would rather that the matter remain undisclosed. This teaches the student attitudes and behaviours that will enable him/her to use him/her own analysis and judgment in determining the relative worth of hidden information and the potential social benefit of its disclosure. This discusses procedures for fact-finding, such as studying neglected resources, using anonymous sources, and going undercover. This also includes skills in people skills, information verification, calculating risk to self and other, obtaining police or legal protection, and protecting sources and witnesses.