Investigations 101: Digging Deeper

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Journalism & Design

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Spring 2021

Taught By: Andrew Meier

Section: AX

CRN: 8991

Credits: 4

Advanced J+D students will gain an understanding of the traditions and practice of investigative journalism through close study of published works (across a broad range of media). They will also acquire basic investigative skills in project-based learning. Case studies will focus on the criminal justice system; sexual violence; politics (including old-school fraud as well as the novel efforts to undermine civic participation). Working collaboratively, students will tackle real-life investigations and brainstorm, strategize, chart lines of inquiry and learn investigative reporting techniques. The course builds on data, design, and reporting/research skills, and is meant to prepare students to undertake a capstone project. Students will also gain exposure to the cutting-edge investigative tactics used by news outlets —as well as a range of others, from state and county agencies to private investigators. This class is strongly recommended for all Journalism + Design majors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Journalism & Design (LLSJ)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 8, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 12:55am 7/1/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/10/2021