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ICFJ offers online course on investigative journalism to Senegalese journalists

Course Details

Application Deadline:
May 30, 2010
June 7, 2010 - July 3, 2010
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Journalists from Senegal are invited to participate in a four-week online course titled “An Introduction to Investigative Journalism.” The course will be held from June 7, 2010 to July 3, 2010. Deadline to apply is May 30, 2010.

Offered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), the course will be led by Catherine Joppart, an independent media consultant and trainer from Belgium with extensive experience working with journalists and media organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Formerly a producer for Associated Press Television News, she has trained and worked with journalists in Niger, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, and Congo Brazzaville.

Among the topics to be covered during the course:

  • How investigative reporting differs from other types of reporting;
  • How to find story ideas;
  • How to develop sources;
  • The importance of public records for an investigative report and how best to use them;
  • Effective Internet research;
  • What is computer-assisted reporting (CAR);
  • How to conduct effective interviews;
  • Using undercover reporting;
  • Ethical considerations when working on an investigative report.

The course is open to computer-literate French-speaking journalists in Senegal with at least one year of professional experience. Participants must be willing to spend time reading materials, researching assignments and interacting online with instructors and fellow participants.

To apply, please click here.

For more information, please contact Gianluca Bangara at [email protected]