Bob Woodward Is Now Teaching an Online Course on Investigative Journalism–a Course for Our Time

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Bob Wood­ward made his bones as an inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist when he and fel­low Wash­ing­ton Post reporter Carl Bern­stein blew open the Water­gate scan­dal in 1972. Their report­ing exposed the “dirty tricks” of Richard Nixon’s re-elec­tion com­mit­tee. Gov­ern­ment inves­ti­ga­tions fol­lowed and the pres­i­dent even­tu­al­ly resigned.

Today we’re liv­ing in anoth­er age when inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism is of para­mount impor­tance. Only now it’s under attack. But, take heart, Bob Wood­ward is now teach­ing an online course on inves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ism. In 24 video lessons, he’ll teach you the impor­tance of human sources, how to gath­er infor­ma­tion, how to inter­view peo­ple, estab­lish facts, and build a sto­ry. He reminds us, “This is the time when we’re being test­ed. Let’s tell the truth, let’s not be chick­en­shit.” Amen to that.

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  • HG Kwok says:

    I am try­ing to con­tact a Inves­tiga­tive Jour­nal­ist to learn more on my case of Unit­ed States Postal Ser­vice.

    I was informed by email that my mail was returned to the sender since Oct., 2016. I have start­ed to report my issue since then. Each time of at least 4 reports the response was that evey­thing was good and no one knew any­thing about resolv­ing my prob­lem.

    A staff of Dis­trict Office in hart­ford told me that a wrong infor­ma­tion card said I left with­out new address was found and cor­rect­ed in Sep.,2017. And my con­di­tion con­tin­ued.

    Recent­ly I was ref­ered by Inspec­tor to the Dis­trct Office in Hart­ford and I have been start­ed wait­ing their inves­ti­ga­tion results.

    Is there an Inves­tiga­tive Jour­nal­ist who would like to know more about my case?

    i want to know what happed behind my case.It passed 16 months since my first complaint.My life has been dam­aged in the past 16 months.

    I was informed with email yesterday(03/09) that my Trav­el + Leisure mag­a­zine was returned to the sender.

  • gastone valusi says:

    Hel­lo Sir/Madam.
    Hope you are well. I am okay.Well,i just want­ed to ask you whether you’re offer­ing a inves­tiga­tive degree in jour­nal­ism or is a diploma.What do you say?
    Gas­tone Valusi.

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