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Investigative Journalism – Resource Book

This Resource Book is designed to walk the reporters, especially those in the regions, from the start to finish of an investigative journalism story or a project. By following the chapters in sequence, reporters and editors will learn how investigative reporting is different from conventional journalism and what it takes to construct a high-impact report. The Resource Book includes the steps of finding an investigative story idea, following source trails—human, paper and electronic—to writing or producing a final report on a variety of platforms. It also addresses a crucial but often overlooked subject of how gatekeepers and media houses can support and manage investigative reporting projects. Where possible, this Resource Book draws upon real-life examples from Sri Lanka and elsewhere in South Asia. It also includes an appendix that serves as a useful compilation of codes/ guidelines, tip sheets and other investigative journalism resources.


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