Investigative Journalism and Cross Border Cooperation (MJ5100)

Master's course
For exchange students

Journalism is changing and so is investigative journalism. Among the factors that affect investigative journalism are emerging digital media and changing technology. This course aims to encourage investigative journalism in digital times, and gives students the opportunity to collaborate across borders using digital technology. A rising trend within international investigative journalism is how reporters to a larger degree than before collaborate across borders and exchange useful information and data. The course seeks to deepen the understanding and knowledge of such investigative journalism.

  • Admission requirements

    The target group is master's students of journalism or media studies from our partner institutions. Please notice that you are expected to be familiar with the production of journalistic content.

  • How to apply

    International exchange students select courses when applying for exchange.

    Application deadline: 1 October.

  • Content

    The course will emphasise new digital ways of how to investigate data. You will learn principles of big data harvesting and analysis, and you will collaborate internationally with other students either on analyses of digital working methods or on doing more practical research related to investigative stories.  

    The focus is on investigative journalism, data journalism and collaboration across borders.

    Key research issues include:

    • How is investigative journalism affected by digital harvesting of data?
    • How is collaboration amongst journalists affected by cross border investigative journalism?
    • How is investigative journalism challenged by and profiting from developments of digital technology?
  • Teaching methods

    • lectures
    • workshops
  • Course description

  • Course schedule

    The subject is taught in a block format with two sessions, each lasting five days. This arrangement is designed to allow students to take this and other journalism master's subjects offered in the same semester.

  • Costs

    There is no semester fee for exchange students.

  • Exam and assessment

    There are four assignments. All four assignments are connected to workshops where you will work in groups with support from experienced journalists, accountants and digital safety experts to learn skills and acquire knowledge necessary to do cross border investigative journalism. All assignments must be approved in order to qualify for the exam.

    7 days written home exam of 7-9 pages.

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