The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting will hold its first Investigative Reporting Bootcamp in the state of California at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Feb. 16-17, 2024.
The training is open to journalists interested in incorporating investigative reporting techniques into their work or advancing their careers. In addition to classic investigative reporting skills, this workshop will teach the most cutting-edge digital reporting skills, known as OSINT, or open-source reporting.
Participants will learn from award-winning reporters and editors from The New York Times, ProPublica, the Associated Press, The Guardian, and Bloomberg News:
- To develop investigations while covering a beat.
- Sourcing and advanced interviewing skills for investigations.
- To use state and federal Freedom of Information laws.
- Hands-on open-source (OSINT) and digital-investigation skills.
The workshop fee is $25 and this session is limited to 25 participants.
Participants must be members of the Ida B. Wells Society. Membership is free — become a member here.
The Ida B. Wells Society for Investigative Reporting is a news trade organization dedicated to increasing and retaining reporters and editors of color in the field of investigative reporting.
The organization, which is spearheaded by veteran journalists, also seeks to educate news organizations and journalists on how the inclusion of diverse voices can raise the caliber, impact and visibility of investigative journalism as a means of promoting transparency and good government.
The Society is open to journalists of all races and backgrounds who support the mission and work of the organization. The Society welcomes all journalists interested in improving their investigative skills, not just those who are investigative reporters.
Learn more: https://idabwellssociety.org/about/