PGD- Investigative Journalism

2 Years

This course is an exploration of the concept and landscape of Investigative Journalism. It is aimed at helping students to gain a critical appreciation of how the tradition journalistic practice has evolved.The course situates Investigative Journalism in the analysis of the political, social, cultural, and economic context in which investigative reporting is conducted. Learning Outcomes The programme runs for one year and on completion, students should be able to:

  1. Explain the historical, philosophical and conceptual foundations of investigative journalism.
  2. Gather and report news and information ethically.
  3. Write and express themselves clearly, accurately, and informatively on a variety of topics.
  4. Present investigative reports creatively in different formats and for different audiences.
  5. Utilize the available investigative tools and production technologies to package news and information for dissemination via different media platforms.

Entry requirements The Post-Graduate Diploma in Investigative Journalism is open to all competent candidates with:

  1. A first degree in any field of study from a recognized institution.
  2. At least one year of continuous practical experience in journalism.