Produce watchdog journalism that makes an impact.
We offer an exclusive track for students looking to specialize in investigative reporting. We also offer many classes that incorporate investigative skills and techniques and are open to all students.
What We Offer
Teaching investigative skills is a core mission of the Journalism School. Many classes in our regular M.S. and M.A. programs incorporate the tools and methods of investigative journalism. M.S. candidates can also apply to The Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism. In addition to the regular M.S. curriculum, Stabile students take an investigative skills class and seminars in investigative reporting.
Students in investigative classes offered in the spring semester work in groups, each one investigating a single topic for 15 weeks. In the spring of 2015, one group in Walt Bogdanich’s Investigative Reporting Workshop participated in a New York Times investigation of online sports betting, uncovering what the subsequent story described as “an old-fashioned shadow banking system where billions of dollars pass through paper bags, car trunks, casino chips and various money-laundering schemes.”
In order to graduate with a specialization in investigative journalism, students must apply to the Stabile Center as part of their application for admission to the school.
Many of our classes include a strong investigative element and are open to all students.
Please note: The classes listed here represent recent offerings at the Journalism School. Choices vary each semester depending on faculty availability and other considerations. Classes described now may change or be dropped to make room for new additions.
Five students collaborated with journalists around the world, mining information and stories on shipping-related topics.Read about their work.
Doc '15 students Scilla Alecci & George Steptoe investigated how coworkers abuse female correction officers.See The NYT report.
Davide Casati ’14 M.A., Business Concentration, followed a story about an arrest of a Vatican accountant.Read how his thesis got published in The New York Times.
Dean & Henry R. Luce Professor of Journalism
Toni Stabile Professor of Professional Practice in Investigative Journalism; Director, Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism, and Dean of Academic Affairs
Director of the M.S. In Data Journalism Program
David Laventhol/Newsday Visiting Professor