How to Become an Investigative Journalist

How to Become an Investigative Journalist

Dr Prakash M. Swamy

Dr Prakash M. Swamy

International Journalist - Expert in Investigative Journalism


4:00 PM on Wed, 21 July

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Rs. 99.8 for 120 Minutes Session


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Program Description

Investigative Journalism is a great career choice. You can work with newspapers, magazines, websites or news channels. You can work as an independent freelancer as well.

In this 2-Day Class on Investigative Journalism, you will learn the following:

  • How do you become an investigative journalist?
  • What are the characteristics of investigative journalism?
  • How do investigative journalists work?
  • How dangerous is is to be an investigative reporter?
  • Who is the pioneer in investigative reporting?
  • Investigative journalism vs. traditional journalism
  • Careers in investigative journalism
  • Investigative reporting is not paparazzi journalism
  • Misusing the powers of investigative journalism
  • Undercover reporting - is it ethical or amoral?
  • Is news leak considered a part of investigative journalism?
  • Investigative journalism and privacy laws
  • Importance of documentary evidence vs hearsay
  • Importance of RTA in Indian investigative stories
  • Investigative journalism and public interest
  • Investigative reporting is public service journalism
  • Investigative reporting criticism - about their motives and methods 

Investigative journalism is a form of journalism in which reporters deeply investigate a single topic of interest, such as serious crimes, political corruption, or corporate wrongdoing.

An investigative journalist may spend months or years researching and preparing a report. Investigative Journalism means the unveiling of matters that are concealed either deliberately by someone in a position of power, or accidentally, behind a chaotic mass of facts and circumstances - and the analysis and exposure of all relevant facts to the public

You need the hunger to search for the 'truth', the fearlessness to stand up to oppression, and the conversational fluency to be able to write or speak about your experiences. You need to be able to research on stories that are for the good of the public. You also need to be able to build a network of people who will help you with the procurement of confidential information.

Who Will Teach the Course?

Dr Prakash Muthu Swamy has been a diplomatic correspondent with the United Nations for two decades. He's a recipient of the Kalaimamani, the highest civilian award in the state of Tamil Nadu.

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  • You can add yourself to the class group as soon as you book.
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  • During the live-streamed classes, you can ask questions and get all your doubts cleared.
  • What you will learn in this course is original, tested, and very detailed.

You will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.

How it Works

  • Session is suitable for age range 18 to 65.
  • Expert can speak languages English, Tamil.
  • Session would be in English. However, you can request the Expert to converse in any language they know.

Dr Prakash M. Swamy

International Journalist - Expert in Investigative Journalism

Years of Experience
Number of Lives Touched
City of Residence

Dr Prakash Muthu Swamy has been a diplomatic correspondent with the United Nations for two decades. He's a recipient of the Kalaimamani, the highest civilian award in the state of Tamil Nadu.

The US Congress has praised his services for promoting India-US relations; he's received special US Congressional proclamations and international awards for investigating the assassination of former Indian prime minister, Rajiv Gandhi, and for giving an international scoop that he was killed by a human bomb. Trained under Bob Woodward and Carl Barnstein, the architects of the Watergate scandal that tumbled a US President, Dr Muthu Swamy has written extensively against the misuse of power, corruption, and the abuse of elected positions.

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Session was informative, however need to have more info about Investigative journalism

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