COM 304

Investigative Journalism

Academic Year Semester Location Online
2017-2018 Spring Main campus No

Level: Undergraduate

Credits: 3

Lab Fee: None

Pre-requisites: COM 110

This course examines the role and practice of investigative reporters, producers and editors, including a review of the history of journalistic investigations that have brought societal and legislative changes. Ethical and legal responsibilities in investigative journalism are analyzed, along with the use of hidden cameras, audio intercepts, libel and defamation, misrepresentation, “ambush” interviews and entrapment. Students investigate and produce enterprise reports.