Story-Based Inquiry: A manual for investigative journalists

    | February 24, 2014

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    This manual is a guide to the basic methods and techniques of investigative journalism. It covers each step of the investigative process, from conception through research, writing and quality control, to publication.

    The manual asks the question, “What is investigative journalism?” and answers it in a logical, step-by-step manner.

    The manual explains that, when journalists cover an important subject, they need to present it in a fair and accurate manner. Journalists must cross-check the theory or hypothesis behind their story against available written and verbal sources. Once the data is collected, organized, examined and checked, journalists can write a hard-hitting story which can be published, promoted and, importantly, defended.

    The manual is free to download, and is available in PDF format at this link: