This course will train students in the principle techniques of investigative reporting in a variety of media contexts. Weekly classes will focus on the processes and practices of journalistic investigation and their application in relation to crime, politics, legal processes, corporate activities and consumer affairs. Students will also consider the legal and ethical aspects of investigative journalism. Carefully selected case studies will examine major examples of investigative journalism and students will be encouraged to produce their own investigative reports. The course will also feature occasional contributions from professional journalists who have conducted their own investigative work in the local media.