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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 secondsHello, and a very warm welcome to week six. This is our final week. And we'll be turning to a category of journalism known as investigative journalism with my colleague, Dr Eamonn O'Neill. This is probably the type of journalism that's most popularly featured in novels and Hollywood blockbusters. And that's because it's often portrayed as a melodramatic, exciting, action-based type of journalism, which more often than not pitches a little guy against the big guy. Of course, the leap from reality to the movies is a huge one. And this week, we'll discover the real world of investigative journalism, which is no less exciting and meaningful, but it's driven by deep research, innovative approaches to news gathering, and unique technology driven ways of storytelling.

Skip to 0 minutes and 52 secondsWe're sure you'll enjoy this look into the reality of investigative journalism.

Welcome to week six

Welcome to the final week of ‘Introduction to Journalism’. This week we will be looking at category of journalism known as ‘Investigative Journalism.’

It is probably the kind of journalism most featured in popular novels and Hollywood movies. That’s because it often portrayed as a somewhat melodramatic, exciting and action-packed genre of journalism, which more often than not, pitches the ‘little guy’ against the ‘bad big guy’.

The leap from reality to the movies is a huge one of course and, as we’ll discover this week, the real world of investigative journalism whilst no less exciting and meaningful, is filled with deep research, innovative approaches to newsgathering and unique technology-led ways of storytelling.

You are invited to send any questions you may have to Dr Michael Higgins in the final Ask Michael step at the end of this week which will conclude the course.

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Introduction to Journalism

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