JOUR405-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019

Journalism Research

15 points
15 Jul 2019 - 10 Nov 2019


This course develops knowledge and critical understanding of the role of investigative journalism in the democratic process. Students evaluate investigative journalism and its impact in New Zealand and internationally, develop specialist research skills, and develop and reflectively analyse an investigative project of their own.

Learning Outcomes

  • By the end of this course you are expected to demonstrate:

    Personal Attributes
  • a high level of analysis, critique, synthesis and problem-solving
  • independent judgment
  • organisation and time management skills, including an ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • computer technology skills, including an ability to use and critically evaluate data tools
  • an ability to locate, critically evaluate and use information in a range of contexts
  • self-reflection and critical evaluation of their own practice

    Interactive Attributes
  • an ability to work effectively and collaboratively with others

    Specific Programme Attributes
  • strong research and investigative skills, including the retrieval and critical analysis of information from a range of sources using a range of tools
  • an ability to manage, analyse and use data
  • an ability to conduct interviews to a professional standard
  • an ability to critically evaluate examples of investigative journalism in New Zealand and internationally
  • an ability to research and write investigative journalism of substance
  • a critical understanding of the role of journalism in a democratic society


Subject to approval by the Head of Programme

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Elsie Locke 104 15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $923.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 25

For further information see Language, Social and Political Sciences.

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  • JOUR405-19S2 (C) Semester Two 2019