JRN 445 (SA)

Investigative Journalism: Writing the Story

Michael LaForgia

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Presenting a piece of investigative journalism in a way that makes people want to read it is a reporter’s most challenging task. This seminar will demystify the process of writing a compelling investigative story by breaking it down to its key parts, including ledes, nut grafs, bullets, case study sections, and scope sections. Students will learn how to synthesize what they gather through reporting methods and techniques into well-crafted stories—stories that are concise, that use direct and engaging language, and that prove their claims incontrovertibly while never being boring.

If the course fills, you may email mbresnen@princeton.edu to be put on a waitlist. Please include a paragraph explaining your interest in the course.

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