WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH THE INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM SPECIALTY?
Students who specialize in investigative journalism will learn the skills necessary to become top investigative reporters and editors across all media platforms. These skills include learning to undertake solid, accurate reporting, to write clearly and concisely, and to create and organize long narrative and investigative stories, whether in print or video. Students also gain a strong foundation in journalism law and ethics. The skills learned in the investigative reporting specialty are applicable to anyone who wants to communicate with the public for a living. Careers can include writing and editing for magazines, newspapers, trade publications, web sites, and private and non-profit organizations.
Students in the investigative journalism specialty will learn from Pulitzer Prize-winning professors, including faculty who work at SOC’s Investigative Reporting Workshop, founded and directed by former 60 Minutes producer Charles Lewis. Some students may be selected as graduate fellows with The Washington Post, the Center for Public Integrity and Bloomberg/BNA.